Becnhmade 940 Osbourne closed in hand. The blue
arrow points to the AXIS locking mechanism. The red
arrow points to the
Thumb stud (there is another thumbstud on the other side of the blade as
well). The green arrow points to the reversible clip.
Becnhmade 940 Osbourn fully opened measures 7.87"
with the length of the blade being 3.40"
Close up view of the 940 Osbourne which features
a plain edge, satin finished blade.
Close up view of the 940SBK which features
a ComboEdge (straight and serrated) with a black BK1 coated blade.
Benchmade 940 showing the slim profile and purple
The 940 & 940SBK Osbourne include a nylon logo
940 Osbourne Detailed Descriptions
S30V Premium Steel
An American made and developed premium grade stainless steel created
especially for knives. It is a powder made steel with a uniform carbide
distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material it offers
excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities.
Most tantos seen on the American cutlery market are Americanized
formats. Like the Japanese tanto, the Americanized tanto has a high
point in-line with the pivot. A flat grind is applied to the point,
leaving it very thick and extraordinarily strong. This thick area helps
absorb the impact from piercing, as the tanto was originally designed
for armor piercing. The front edge meets the bottom edge at an obtuse
angle rather than curving to meet it as seen in the Japanese tanto.
The only negative aspect of the tanto blade shape is the cutting surface
area is sacrificed to gain tip strength.
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning
fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design,
AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides
forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar
extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned
over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the
knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each
liner, give the locking bar it’s inertia to engage the knife
tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable
stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.