KnifeInformer: Benchmade 940 Osborne Review

It is no secret that I am a knife enthusiast, and I have probably used hundreds of different knives in my life (if not more). To me, a folding pocket knife is as essential to my daily loadout as my shoes, so I am never without a knife. I am here today to talk about one of my favorite EDC knives to date, my Benchmade 940 Osborne review. This is another knife designed by the late great Warren Osborne, and it is about as close to perfect as a knife can be. It does have its flaws, of course, but these are minor enough to make the knife an excellent investment.

Benchmade was founded way back in 1988, and has been producing the 940 for a little more than 14 years, and it has always been a strong seller. Benchmade has proven to be one of the best knife makers in the industry, and builds its knife to fantastic quality control standards from premium materials.  They have developed a reputation for quality knives and they stand behind their products, which has made the Benchmade almost the Rolls Royce of pocket knives.

The Benchmade 940 is built with a 3.4” modified reverse tanto blade, with a blade thickness of just 0.114”. The knife’s handle is 0.4” thick, and the knife has an overall length of 7.87” fully deployed. Stowed in your pocket closed, the knife is only 4.47” long and weighs a mere 2.9 ounces. That is almost feather-light, and the knife will literally disappear in your pocket!

I don’t own a 940, but I respect the heck out of a knife that has been popular for as long as the Osborne. That said, I don’t foresee giving up my Bugout any time soon.

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