it's on the edc/user list of wants though.
The iconic reverse tanto blade shape gives the 940 its distinct profile, and makes it a great all-purpose utility cutter. The 2.44 oz. Can also be had today (11.11) for $28 which is just crazy cheap.
Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #4 on our list of the Top 25 Pocket Knives that are Indispensable. Join knife companies and subscribe to the KnifeNews email. Edge retention is ridiculously good. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. never mind punching a hole in a beer can. weight of the 940 variants suit me perfectly. A positive that turned out to be a negative for me personally. I was planning on getting a Benchmade 940 after handling it at a gun show. For those of you who own or have handled both, which is your preference? In terms of clone quality, they're both good but the bugout is better. An up-and-coming name in their roster is Wong Design, whose... Another slender, stylish EDC is joining the Böker lineup.
And I'm passing on all 8cr blades. I work in a medical office and the 940 would be out of place for where I work. Harkins, offers users a... Steel Will Screamer is First out of the Gate for 2020, Spyderco Voted Best Overall New for 2019 Lineup, Benchmade 980 Turret Voted Work Sharp Knife of the Year, Cold Steel AD-15 Voted Most Innovative New Knife 2019. #15 Ontario RAT Model 1 43/404
If you do buy the Bugout I would get G10 or Titanium scales for it. Tails, Bugout. It wasn’t the first Axis Lock knife but once a 940 is broken in, it has a glassy smooth, lightning-quick action that has to be experienced to be believed. I've started caring less about steel and the more about appreciating different designs, manufacturing quality and handle materials.
The comparison of the clones largely mirror comparisons of the real options. It's a little cynical but at this point I automatically assume everything cloned is in 8cr13 unless it's green thorn/vespa/etc. Yeah but remember Nick Shabazz is freakishly strong. Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Knife devotee, Jun 11, 2018. Bugout Vs 940. Those Titanium aftermarket Scales I’ve been seeing makes me want a Bugout again. To me the Bugout feels like a toy with the plasticy scales. #21 Zero Tolerance 0562 21/404 the solid condensed feel, and the long pretty blade shape do it for me. I like both. 940 is so much better knife,probably the best Benchmade ever! So if some one makes a bugout clone with cf scales I will take a chance and buy both. The ATAC, designed by legendary custom maker J.A. Both knives look really good to me. It's hard to describe because usually 'flimsy' has a negative connotation but once you have it in hand you'll understand that it's 'acceptably flimsy'. Hey, I'm the guy that made the review of the Bugout. Ha! At 1.85 oz., the Bugout is so damn light I kept checking/patting my pocket to make sure I didn’t lose it!
Respondents were asked to name as many or as few pocket knife models as they wanted, and no brands or blades were off-limits. I say 940 but then again though I only owned the 940-2 model. The 940 is a slightly overrated design in my mind. KnifeNews delivers today's news for knife people like us. Thanks for the replies. The AXIS lock is very reliable.
#14 Benchmade Mini Griptilian 53/404
I edc my 940-1 more than all others in my collection. (0.090” Bugout / 0.115” 940) As a slicer, the Bugout is fine, but IMHO, a daily carry knife should be able to handle all kinds of tasks from cutting to prying, and the ever most important, to shotgun that beer! To OP, I have the bugout clone and I can vouch for it. save. Bugout will be lighter, 940 will be better for harder use whatever that means. I would personally choose the 940 because I like those long skinny knives like the ZT 450 or GM3, but I think the Bugout is a beautiful. I think we can agree that the 940 is one of the best knives that Benchmade offers. 940. the solid condensed feel, and the long pretty blade shape do it for me. The Kyoto is the latest release from the German company that plays with the gentleman’s folder concept in modern, trendy... There’s a new limited edition Zero Tolerance model available, the 0562BLGRY.
If you're willing to spend the extra for new scales on the bugout it makes the knife significantly better than its stock configurations. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the chineseknives community. Then I came across the Bugout online. .
Win win. I like the real bugout ok, but it really needs different scales, and the action on the 940 is better. I've wanted to try a 940 for the longest time but don't know if I should pinch my pennies for a real one, or if I should try out a clone first. Flip a coin. #04 Spyderco Delica 4 79/404
Bugout. As for the Sebenza, if you gave me one, I'd sell it.
If you flip and you’re disappointed with the results, it will tell you which you prefer.
The 940 is a perfect combination of gentlemanly looks and stellar performance, and has been in Benchmade’s production lineup for more than ten years. 11 comments. The slim, lightweight handle make the 940 carry like a much smaller knife. I've been carrying a Bugout with CF scales every week since last September and just finished putting a new edge and Ti scales on the Ranger Green for something new... As soon as I saw Nick Shabazz could squeeze easily the two plastic handles of the bugout to touch each other, I dismissed the knife immediately.
YMMV. #08 Spyderco Endura 4 70/404
Although his designs were always beautiful, they were all designed to be used. Thank god I'm not married so I don't need to explain this to anyone but the ones who understand lol. I was seriously concerned the Bugout blade tip might snap when removing cardboard box staples with the 535, never mind punching a hole in a beer can.
#16 Case Trapper 41/404 If it will spend more time being used, in hand, get a Griptillian. The 2.44 oz. Also, you should be able to find them going for $20 shipped on Ali before tax for the 11/11 sale, and for $20 it's hard to argue with it. Osborne’s signature style of refinement and utility translated well in the production world. #05 Benchmade 940 78/404 hate to be the bearer of bad news but it might just be 8cr13 after all. I'm looking to upgrade my EDC.
. Osborne was a founding member of BladeSports International, an annual cutting competition, and held the BladeSports record for 2×4 speed cutting (2.97 seconds) for two years. In reality, I carry my real Bugouts more than my real 940s and I just play with the clones.The Bugout and 940/943 profiles will all handle every day carry tasks adequately, so it is just a personal preference that tips the balance. The Bugout’s blade is extremely thin when compared to the 940. By the way, the Griptilian ran me about $92 bucks and the 940 Osborne was about $170. This is the latest version of the Invictus model, a... TwoSun’s incredibly prolific output is continuing unabated, showcasing knives from a cavalcade of designers, some well-known, others less so. I like the full backspacer on the 940 - in some of my shorts the way the knives sit my keys will find my way between the scales of knives without backspacers (like the bugout) and get into the cutting edge, which isn't great for the edge obviously. I've got both, the Grip is more of a camping/work knife since it occupies a lot of pocket real estate, but mine is a full size Grip. Hey have you ever tried interchanging screws between your Bugout and your Bugout clone?
You must keep your knives in the little protective sack it comes with. But, it is not the only top-notch product they produce.
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