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940 Picture Thread: Show us those 940s!!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by halden.doerge, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. holo07

    holo07 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    my sub 3" gets a lot of pocket time.



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  2. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Benchmade should make a 940 Junior with a 2.99” blade length since it’s legal in more places.

    I'd keep the blade and handle thicknesses and widths the same and just shrink the lengths.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  3. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    A671C358-49E4-47C3-BF47-766186E5118C.jpeg 2E77C2F4-CA47-4C3F-BE83-98C3B97C0025.jpeg A081DF4F-AAE5-4F37-8EC6-24A9D5698568.jpeg I took the top knife in the picture and had my son-in-law anodize the Titanium. This model was quite prone to scratching because the exposed areas were raw Titanium. Now I have a protective coating on the whole handle.
     
  4. Mako109

    Mako109

    201
    Dec 17, 2008
    Hi everyone, I'm definitely late the 940/943 party. Recently acquired two, the 940-1 and 943, and thoroughly enjoying their size and form for practical EDC.

    The titanium models really peaked my interest. When was the last run of those? What's the likelihood of another limited or dealer exclusive run of those?
     
  5. BC42

    BC42

    53
    Apr 13, 2019
    I've had my 940-1501 for only a couple of days and it's already my favorite. I ordered it as a birthday present to myself last week and it came really quick from Knifeworks. I ordered it on my birthday (17th) and the next day the price dropped by 10%. I sent them an email to see if they would refund the difference. I didn't hear from them last week so I figured they weren't going to but this morning I got an email that they would so that was a nice surprise.

    I got an email from MidwayUSA for special birthday pricing on their site and decided to see if they had any Benchmade knives. The had the 940-2 for $114!!! The 940-1501 is almost too pretty to abuse so I ordered the 940-2 as a user (and because I have no self control). I just looked again and it's out of stock and the price is back up to $170 but I'm sure it wasn't a b-day price as all other knives were priced comparably to other places online.

    And since this is a picture thread...
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  6. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    BC20D3D8-E5EE-4EA4-B3BB-96D301091041.jpeg This is one of the later models in Ti. It’s dated 2008.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  7. Larryz71

    Larryz71

    26
    Jan 20, 2018
  8. V8BMG

    V8BMG

    20
    Feb 11, 2012
    There's a thread on here titled When is the mini 940 coming out
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  9. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Thanks. I replied to that thread as well.
     
  10. jeronimo

    jeronimo Gold Member Gold Member

    392
    Dec 22, 2009
    Some of my 940s, past and present.......

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  11. colin.p

    colin.p

    708
    Feb 4, 2017
    Wow, nice texturing on the 940-2. Mine was balder than a billiard ball when I got it. Ah well, I still love her anyway.
     
  12. BC42

    BC42

    53
    Apr 13, 2019
    I'm pretty sure those are aftermarket scales. I have a 940-2 coming tomorrow and expect the scales to be smooth like my 940-1501. I'll need to get some blue or red stand offs. I'm not a fan of green.
     
  13. jeronimo

    jeronimo Gold Member Gold Member

    392
    Dec 22, 2009
    They are indeed aftermarket scales, made for me by deathofallthings.
    I wanted some 940 scales with grip, and he delivered in spades. I carry it often.
     
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  14. Knicked Digits

    Knicked Digits

    252
    Dec 24, 2016
    Slightly off topic, does anyone here know of a reputable source where one could purchase silver screws and pivot hardware for a 940-2? So far I’ve only been able to find them on eBay and I’m not all that kosher with that site.

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    This keeps kicking the Adamas out of my pocket to the point where I feel bad
     
  15. BC42

    BC42

    53
    Apr 13, 2019
    Maybe give BKC a call on Monday to see if they'll send you some screws? I've seen the seller you're talking about on eBay. Canadian seller, right? Crazy prices for screws.

    I had some M2 x 3 screws and they fit the 4 screws that hold the scales to the frame and not stick out inside (940 owners should know what I'm talking about). The only issue was that the button head was maybe .5mm taller and stuck out past the scales. Since the 940-1501 was going to be a collector mostly, I wanted to keep the original screws on it so I put them back on. The taller button head didn't really bother me but it was more noticeable than the screws sticking out inside the frame.
     
  16. Knicked Digits

    Knicked Digits

    252
    Dec 24, 2016
    I already asked and they said they didn’t have any silver hardware other than the clip screws. I found that interesting, you can make custom knives with silver hardware but the standard stuff gets left out. Ah well. This may just be an idea left at the drawing board.
     
  17. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I had a 940-1 but sold it some time ago. I much prefer the blade shape of my 94(3)-1 Franken.

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  18. -Corey-

    -Corey- Gold Member Gold Member

    830
    May 29, 2015
    I compiled a list (with pictures) on Benchmade's home forum. You can browse through there and look at all the variations. Off the top of my head, I think the 940-121 gold class would be the most recent titanium model (made in 2012). They're not too terribly hard to come by.

    https://www.benchmadeforum.com/topic/the-whole-940-family
     
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  19. Mako109

    Mako109

    201
    Dec 17, 2008
    Thank you very much -Corey- ! Good stuff.
     
  20. AdamTesta

    AdamTesta

    9
    May 7, 2018
    Has anyone customized their 940's axis lock? I'm not even sure what type of steel it is.. I know the liners are stainless steel..

    @tiguy7 one of your 940's axis locks is black, how'd ya go about doing that?
     

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