-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
I do have a good collection of Benchmade Mini's and have been using a couple like the Mini Griptillian as EDC for many years now, but I was in the kitchen the other day cutting some vegetables and they where taking to long to do the job with a less than 3 inch blade.
I have bought larger Benchmades like the new 581 Series before which is a Masterpiece of engineering, however having smaller hands none of them have felt right and have just ended up either being given to my Son in the Marine Corp, Donated to the Wounded Warriors Project or added to my personal collection the sitting in my Gun Safe.
My wonderful Son after watching me said to me "Enough Dad find the knife that you need and I will buy it for you".
Well after painfully watching (I do mean PAINFULLY watching Weekend Warriors and Kids) in about 15 or more You Tube Videos reviewing the knife and reading every article I could find about it. I then decided to call my personal contact at Benchmade to get his honest opinion.
Thank GOD for his professionalism and product knowledge, not to mention he knows my back ground, carry habits and he gave me the straight talk regarding the 940 Series Options.
I must say next to the Axis Lock it has to be Benchmades World Class Customer Service that sets it's knives at the top of the production knife market in my mind...:)
So today was the day that my new Benchmade 940 arrived and believe me I was not disappointed in the least.
As a rule I only buy American Made Knives and at my advancing age I like a comfortable fit in my small hands, but I needed a larger blade and this knifes 3.40 Inch Reverse Tanto Plain Blade in S30V Steel is absolutely fantastic.
I wanted a knife that was as usable in the Kitchen as it would be Camping and boy does that Reverse Tanto fit the bill and is as good as a Drop Point but 10 times as strong.
The Ergonomics of the grip is very comfortable in my hand and not every longer bladed knife is going to be owned by a man with the hands of a Gorilla.
As to the color well it's what I would call Forest Green and the Titanium Purple back spine does make the knife very attractive indeed and YES I have already changed the clip over to a Silver Spit Arrow...!!!
I do realize that with Benchades the Anodizing Finish on the Aluminum Scales are subject to rubbing off, BUT I just don't care about it with this one and I have prepared myself mentally to just accept it as giving the knife some Character (as my wife said, as I get older my gray hair gives me more character also..:)
With a weight of just 2.90 oz's it's perfect for clipping in the corner of my pants pocket and won't do any damage, this knife is by no means Cheap and should be shopped around for. You know the old saying "if you pay Peanuts, you get Monkeys" this one is what I would call a lifetime knife and one that some day my Grandson will be telling his son how it was handed down to him from me.
I can now see why every review for this knife here is a VERY Positive one here and this one will just reinforce that opinion....:)