Anyone have any thoughts/opinions or personal experience? Looking for something light and slim for carry - watched/read several reviews but curious about the forum's thoughts on this knife. I prefer the 940-1 over 940-2 but that's quite a price increase and I don't know how practical carbon fiber is to carry.
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That is a longtime Benchmade classic. I have a version with a clip blade, and it is a favorite. They are slender and easy to carry.
Carbon will be a little lighter. If it is enough to justify the price is a question for you. The aluminum model is still pretty light. I like carbon fiber, but it does get pricey.
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I've handled the aluminum and the G10 versions and prefer the G10 - although I wish the 940-2 was offered with a black coated blade. CF is lighter according to website but I don't know if it makes that much of a difference - especially for the price increase
The 940 is my favorite BM. Slim, great blade to handle ratio, light, cool blade shape. I prefer the standard 940 (it's thinner than any of the other variations), but I'm tempted by the REI version (green G10).
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I love everything about the 940, with the exception of my blade centering. Mine was a little off to begin with, but has gotten worse. To the point I may send it in.
I love the 940. One of my favorite benchmade knives. I'm thinking of getting the 943.
The 940-1 is a carbon fiber scaled knife with different blade steel. It is lighter than the 940. I have both, use the equally. Imho the 940's are the quintessential modern gentalmans knife. If you want a more classic look, get a stockman from hubertus. Other than that 940 is my favorite. You can see the 940-1 infront of the green 940.
Before sending it in, you might consider the technique in this thread on Bladeforums. It was suggested by a Benchmade employee and several have centered stubborn blades using it. I have not tried it, so I can't vouch for it personally.
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Tried it a few days ago. It busted my Husky bits.
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I wasn't a fan of the 940 for a long time. I thought it was too thin, too lightweight when I could carry a more substantial knife easily.
I had this one for a few years and really tried to like it but it never grew on me. It was simply a fancy letter opener with an AXIS lock.
But then I got a 940-1 and it has grown on me significantly. It is one of my go-to pocketknives when I have to wear a suit or black tie. It's quite beautiful, and the S90V blade is pretty sweet though I have yet to abuse the steel like I have other types.
I do admit however, that lately I've been carrying the Benchmade Foray when in formal attire.
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I have the same clip on my 940-1
The 940 series is a classic. I have beat the hell out of one. Used it exclusively during the cleanup from hurricane Ivan. Eventually broke an axis spring. Worked fine with one until I had a chance to send it in for repairs. Great knife carried it for years. Only moved on to different knives because well, I can. Lol.
As for the torx fasteners. If you are going to take apart or fiddle much with the small torx that are used in knives you need to invest in a quality set of drivers. Husky ain't quality. The ones I use are German. Wiha I believe is the brand. They won't strip your screws. Cheap investment for big return.
For years I wasn't a fan of many BM designs, but I saw a 940 like agony posted when browsing and fell in love. It's a heck of a knife!
Best knife ever. Edc for over 10 years. Broke the tip off once do to abuse, not defect. Benchmade replaced the entire knife the next time I sent it in for a sharpening.
Ended up finding a good deal on the 940-1. I love it - very light and thin with a quick action
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