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Benchmade 940-1501 Osborne, 3.4 in CPM-20CV Stainless Steel, Black and Blue G-10, Knifeworks Exclusive

Benchmade 940-1501 Osborne, 3.4 in CPM-20CV Stainless Steel, Black and Blue G-10, Knifeworks Exclusive
SKU: BM940-1501-H-61
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Benchmade 940 Osborne Model: 940-1501 Be sure to watch an close up show and tell video of the BM940-1501 KW Exclusive. To view the video on YouTube please click here After 4 1/2 years in the works with many phone calls and meetings on this exclusive it is finally here, and we think it will be well worth it, as the Benchmade 940 Osborne has been a highly collectible knife in the Benchmade line. Since its release in 2000, the 940 Osborne has been considered by many to be one of the greatest everyday carry knives ever created. From the day-to-day duties of law enforcement officers to the top of Mount Everest, the 940 has performed a wide array of duties in all types of environments. Now, for the first time in history, the 940 will be made with G10 handles and CPM-20CV blade steel. The handles will be layered black and blue with a smooth finish and the CPM-20CV blade steel offers performance characteristics similar to M390; which is well known for great edge performance and excellent corrosion resistance. The 940 Osborne designed by Warren Osborne with it's reverse tanto design, a somewhat trademark of Osbornes. This gives the tip of the blade a unique and dramatic look, and also means the blade holds it's thickness almost to the tip. Knifeworks is excited to announce the 940-1501 as a Knifeworks Exclusive.

  • Blade Length: 3.40 in.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115 in.
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Reverse Tanto; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.90oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.87 in.
  • Closed Length: 4.47 in.
  • Due to the layering of the 2 colors G10 and when machined, Each knife could be slightly different in color on the handle, One may have a little more blue or a little more black in the handle. We will not be able to go through and pick these out for preferred handles.
  • This is a unlimited run and will not be serialized.


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SKU BM940-1501-H-61
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Brand Benchmade Knives


Customer Reviews (16)

Superb fit and finish. I marvel at this masterpiece. Review by Robert Aguirre
Can't take my eye off this knife. I use all my knives, but this one is so pretty that I cringe at he thought of ever scratching it. Fit and finish is superb. The blue pops and the G-10 is smooth. A gentleman's knife. G-10 Will not hurt your pocket. Expensive knife, but worth every penny. Can't imagine how I ever got along with out it. All my friends just marvel at the thing. Do not hesitate. When you get it you will see what I mean. (Posted on 10/5/2016)
Best 940 I Ever BoughtReview by Dustin
love the blue and black g10 lightweight all around a very legit knife (Posted on 9/10/2016)
Stays in my edc rotationReview by carlos rivera
great osborne. (Posted on 9/3/2016)
Benchmade 940-1501 Osborne KnifeReview by Edward Valenti
Pictures do not do this knife justice; this knife is a piece of art. Order it before it is discontinued You won’t be disappointed. (Posted on 8/23/2016)
Excellent fit and finish, Razor SharpReview by Jarold Carlton
Sharp in fit and finish, sharp in cutting. Engraving looks great. Hair cutting sharp from the factory which isn't always the case with some new knives. This is a great deal especially with a Super Premium Steel and the 940 Series reputation. Knifeworks did an outstanding job on the personal engraving. They shipped it quickly too. All I can say is that as a fairly discriminating customer, I'm more than happy with my purchase. (Posted on 8/11/2016)
Very HappyReview by Jason Martinez
This is the first premium knife I've ever owned, and I couldn't be happier. Over the years, I've owned a number of cheaper (but still well made) knives from CRKT, Gerber, and SOG, but the 940 is by far the best. Razor sharp out of the box, buttery open and close. Blade is a hair off center, but doesn't affect performance at all. So light I can barely feel it, and the black-and-blue g10 handle is very comfortable. I'm not a knife expert, but I am a former Marine who's had a number of blades while in the service, and I can say that this knife feels like it would be a good EDC to have even in rougher environments. The clip is functional, though doesn't really fit with the knife quality. I'll be ordering a titanium deep carry clip (anodized blue) from a guy on Etsy. Knifeworks was great to order from, shipping was fast. Now that I've got a taste for it, I'm looking at an 810 Contego, a Spyderco PM2, and a Zero Tolerance. I will also not be eating for the next 3 months. (Posted on 7/9/2016)
SUPERB!Review by Joshua Barger
Beautiful knife! I have been wanting a 940 for a long time, but held off because I didn't really like the aluminum handle scales on the previous versions. When i saw this blue and black G10 handle, I just couldn't resist! Not only is it very aesthetically pleasing, It feels amazing in the hand, I barely notice it in the pocket because it is so light. The axis lock is a as tough and easy to use as ever, definitely my favorite folding knife locking system out there. It came hair popping sharp right out of the package (in case that was a concern), and was able to zip right through paper as if it wasn't even there. This knife was absolutely worth every single penny. I believe I have made an investment that will last me a very long time. That you knife works for the great customer service! And for making this amazing knife available! (Posted on 5/15/2016)
NICE BUT WASN'T VERY SHARPReview by mike mcauliffe
The scales are perfect very smooth opening light weight very well balanced only thing bad is that it wasn't very sharp out of the box I had to refine the edge a little bit (Posted on 4/6/2016)
Just ordered and received my new Knifeworks' exclusive, Benchmade 940-1501 and love it! The knive was perfect in all regards! Kudos to Benchmade and my new knife company, Knifeworks! (Posted on 3/10/2016)
GREAT KNIFE!!Review by Anthony
Fit and finish are great! Liking the steel choice, liking the G-10 handle scales, and also liking the action. Blade is centered on the one I received, and the engraving is top-notch! The knife also arrived sooner than I had expected! My new go to place for knives! I'm happy! A+ Knifeworks (Posted on 1/12/2016)
THE BEST VERSION OF THE 940 YETReview by Andy King
This knifeworks exclusive exceeds my expectations. Fit and finish is excellent. Action is as smooth as butter. Best 940 I have come in contact with. Shipping was super quick even with engraving. Thank you. (Posted on 12/25/2015)
Fit and finish are on point. Perfectly centered. Balances almost exactly at the pivot point. It's a keeper. (Posted on 11/28/2015)
The fit and finish on this exclusive is outstanding. I love the feel on the G10 scales in hand, especially when the weather is cooler it is much more usable than the aluminum version. I knew the screws protrude some inside the scales before I bought it, and it's not an issue since the blade isn't rubbing against them. I highly recommend this version, it has to be handled to appreciate it. Knifeworks shipped this out very fast! Good job KW! (Posted on 11/21/2015)
- Price is too high. You can buy an 810-1401 (larger knife) for $40 less. KW should really price this 940 around $165... - The screws in the liners are protruding on the inside of the knife... This F&F issue has yet to be corrected by BKC.. And shouldn’t be an issue on a $200+ knife IMO... Kind of annoying actually. Come on Benchmade...... - The inside layer of G10 (BLUE) actually looks better than the outside of the knife.. The blue line (outside) is underwhelming.. If they are going to layer black/blue, maybe try out a different pattern.. - The G10 scales are slightly thicker than the normal 940 thickness. - It would of been better if BKC used Bohler M390 instead of -20CV... (Posted on 11/17/2015)
NOT WHAT I'D HOPED FOR.Review by Woodchuck
I always wanted a 940 in M390 (CPM-20CV) and with G10 scales in particular. Imagine my surprise when I found out that they started making one! I just gave it three stars because it almost has a flimsy feel compared to the traditional aluminum build and, yet again, Benchmade put out yet another knife where the blade wasn't even close to centered. I'm quite irate that all but one of the Benchmades that I've bought have had blades that were freakin' off center! I've had at least a dozen BMs and only ONE didn't have QC issues. It totally irks me that, for the price, they can't get this right. I really, really, REALLY like some of the BM designs and I have a serious beef with their production results. As a craftsman, I find their consistent results ethically offensive. Whatever, the 940 is a great design that appears to be made by a bunch of stoners. Great steel choice. Love the G10, but should have been engineered to be more rigid. Still better than most knives available out there, IMHO. (Posted on 10/27/2015)

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