In this Benchmade Osborne 940 review, we will look at what has made this particular knife so popular with its customers. In addition, this particular review will also cover another member of the Emissary family in the Benchmade Osborne 943. We will see what makes the Benchmade company so proficient at creating well received and durable products.
Osborne 940 & 943 Review
What follows are the specs for the 940 and 943 models which are very similar in certain respects. In fact, the only major visible difference is that the blade on the 943 is somewhat narrower with a thinner point and features a serrated section. Otherwise, both knives are remarkable similar in style, construction and use.
- Weight: 2.9 oz.
- Style: Reversible Tip Up Pocket Clip
- Opening System: Ambidextrous Fold System
- Locking Mechanism: AXIS Locking System
- Edge: 0.115”
- Length: 3.4”
- Steel Type: Premium Stainless Steel
- Material: Carbon Fiber w/Stainless Steel Liners
- Color: Black
How to Carry: The blade itself folds neatly into the handle making it very convenient to carry. The ambidextrous thumb-stud opener makes popping the blade from the handle very simple. Overall, the feel of the handle and its lightweight, but durable nature makes it simple to carry. Any rift between each knife is virtually unnoticeable when they are carried.
Blade Testing: The stainless steel blades simply cut through most materials with ease, include foods, tin cans and other softer items. The stainless steel means that very little maintenance is required apart from simply wiping the blade to keep it clean.
Standard sharpening tools will keep the blades in top shape. However, they should stay sharp for a long time when used on softer materials. Only when used extensively against hard surfaces should sharpening become a real issue when it comes to these knives.
- Engravable: Yes
There are a number of features that both knives offer, including the carbon fiber handle scales that surround the stainless steel liners which make this an easy knife to carry. The overall performance is also impressive thanks to the CPM-S30V premium stainless steel blades that both the 940 and 943 possess.
Price Range: Both the 940 and the 943 can be purchased in the $200 to $220 range depending on the retail store that offers the knives.
There is little doubt that these particular knives offer the overall performance necessary to make a great product. The 940 and 943 certainly compliment other knives from the same company, including the Benchmade 530 Pardue, the Benchmade Griptilian Tanto and the Benchmade Infidel Knife which have all been well received.
For those who are looking for a good folding knife, this Benchmade Osborne 940 review has demonstrated the value of this particular product along with the Benchmade Osborne 943. Each knife is certainly favorably compared to the Osborne 960 and the Benchmade Nimravus review as well. If you are looking for strong, durable folding knives that are well crafted, these are two of the best.
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