Most people strive for perfection when they create something. But what happens when you reach perfection? The latest Badass Knife of the Week shows you just keep going.

The Benchmade 940 is frequently called one of the most quintessential EDC knives ever made, but the Benchmade 940-1 takes things to a whole new level.

The Benchmade 940-1 is designed by the late great Warren Osborne, a man who was raised in the farming industry and knows a thing or two about what makes an ideal pocket knife. His eye for comfort, durability, and functionality becomes immediately clear in the 940-1.

Just take a look at this video from Custom Edge Works.

What sets the 940-1 apart from its base version (and the 940—a previous Badass Knife of the Week—is by no means base) is the 3.4-inch reverse tanto blade made of ultra premium CPM-S90V. This steel has a high resistance to stains and wear with a toughness that makes it a fantastic cutter.

Unlike the 940’s aluminum handle, the 940-1 boasts carbon fiber handle scales that offer an excellent grip and significantly cut down the weight. Coming in at only 2.9 ounces, you can barely feel the knife in your pocket until you reach for it to do some cutting.

The 940-1 uses Benchmade’s patented AXIS locking mechanism and features flourishes like a blue anodized titanium back spacer.

This may not be the kind of knife amateurs will buy on a whim, but it will be the one you carry with you for the next few decades.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Benchmade 940-1 Osborne.


Tim

Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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