Benchmade 940

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Dsun, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Dsun


    Sep 6, 2015
    I'm thinking about buying a benchmade 940 after hearing a lot of good things about it. I just wanted to ask about the fit and finish on 940s. Thanks for the feedback
  2. d0nut


    Dec 5, 2012
    The 940 has been out for years and years and years, certainly there are enough reviews & feedback to read by now to make up one's mind? :confused:

    The F&F on mine is perfect. No complaints.
  3. mobilerd


    Jan 10, 2012
    Buy the original green handled 940. Not only a great knife but asctectically very unique. It's a classic in my opinion. Fit and finish is comparable to knives in it's price range, fine to me. If you watch the exchange here (production folder section) you can probably get a NIB 940 or gently used one for a little less than dealer price.
  4. Nfd538


    Jul 9, 2015
    I had the 940-1 and that is the most pocket friendly knife I've had. The s90v blade was wicked sharp.
  5. Lee48


    Apr 29, 2005
    I bought a standard 940 recently. Fit and finish is as good or better than any other Benchmade I've bought (which is almost universally excellent).
  6. uofaengr


    Jan 9, 2014
    I've seen variances but mine probably, except for the factory sharpening, is the most perfect of my 5 Benchmades. I've heard of a lot of variances on the 940-1, however.
  7. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Just picked up a 940-1 and it is prefect from what I can tell so far. Nicely sharpened too!
  8. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Love my 940. Mine came out of the box as a perfect example of the knife. Do it! If you don't love it, you won't have a problem selling it.
  9. dkblade


    Nov 7, 2014
    I've read a lot on this topic, it's recommended you try and buy one from somewhere you can get your hands on the product before to make sure you get one with a good spine grind and centered blade. From what I've gathered the 940-1 is slightly more prone to misshapen blade. I ordered a BM from one reputable store online and added "please make sure the blade is centered" into the notes section, when I received it, it was perfectly centered, and the notes section of my receipt in box was highlighted, so I know somebody took 30 seconds to make sure. I'm guessing you'll get the same results from most places online. Hope this helps! For what it's worth, I've heard of the 940 being called the best EDC knife on the planet :thumbup:
  10. this_is_nascar


    Jan 17, 2004
    I no longer own one, but the 940 product line is my favorite, as it relates to BM.
  11. jkarp_53


    May 25, 2006
    940 has been around nearly as long as the 710 and right in there with the Grip series. When one considers a Benchmade it's easily in the top three in my opine.
  12. rjwiggall

    rjwiggall Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2014
    The 940 (and don't rule out the 943, they may not look quite as killer at first by that blade shape grows on you quickly) is a great EDC knife. I'd recommend getting one used off the exchange, they can be had for $100-130 if you are quick on the trigger. In my opinion they're worth every penny.
  13. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I bought 4 in the last few months.....after my sons saw mine they all NEEDED one.....every one was as close to perfect as can be expected.
    I have my 943 with DOAT scales in my pocket now.....I have to check and make sure it's still there! Perfect in pocket!
    Go for it!
  14. flugzeit


    Jan 24, 2014
    I received a brand new 940-1 yesterday. I wanted to post a comment here because there have been a lot of negative comments about the quality control on the Benchmade 940s, and in particular the 940-1. Perhaps there were some teething problems with the original production runs... BUT all I can say is that the one I took delivery of yesterday is literally perfect in everyway:
    - blade perfectly centered, with absolutely no play
    - blade grind is absolutely symmetrical and well executed
    - fit and finish of the all screws, material, etc... perfect
    - perhaps the best carbon handle scales I've owned
    - OK... the old Benchmade clip is kind of rough... but actually I like that
    - the edge is sharp, but very toothy... I'm not sure if that is deliberate or its down to the S90V steel... but nothing unusual for an edge on a production knife (will eventually put my own edge on it anyway).

    Can't fault this knife in anyway. Great job from BM. Don't know why its taken me so long to get onto one of these...

  15. Kreyzhorse


    Jan 15, 2013
    My favorite Bemchmade design and one of my all time favorite knives. F&F are excellent.
  16. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Mine has an off center blade.

    I even sent it in, it was fixed

    After a few weeks it worked itself off center.

    As long as the blade doesn't touch the carbon fiber I'm good.

    I could send it back but I'd hate to be without my favorite folder.
  17. SunsetFisherman


    Feb 4, 2012
    I have 2 they're both awesome
  18. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    I own several diff variants and love them all, but blade grinds can vary knife to knife. Get your hands and eyes on one if you can before you buy it. Overall, one of my favorite models made.

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