Benchmade 940 Osborne Reverse Tanto Axis Knife

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The Benchmade 940 Osborne Reverse Tanto Axis Knife features a reverse Tanto S30V stainless steel plain edge blade and a satin finish. The 6061 T6 green anodized aluminum handle is a perfect fit for your hand. Built with curves that feel good in your hand the 940 also has a fantastic purple titanium space on the knife spine that gives it a dash of class. The AXIS lock gives you reliable and strong lock up and also comes with a reversible pocket clip. If you want a high quality pocket knife for everyday use the Benchmade 940 Osborne Reverse Tanto Axis Knife is the one for you.

  • Blade length: 3.4 inches
  • Blade thickness: 0.115 inches
  • Handle thickness: 0.410 inches
  • Blade material: S30V premium steel
  • Blade hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade style: Modified reverse Tanto ambidextrous dual thumb studs
  • Pocket clip: Black reversible tip-up
  • Lock mechanism: Axis
  • Overall length: 7.87 inches
  • Closed length: 4.47 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces
S30V Premium Stainless 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 spans the liners and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.

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