Stay on point with the latest products, offers and more! I am posting a brief review on a knife that I just received from Ali. The blade is not perpendicular to the handle, its an huge turn-off. I have a video of the measurement taking place that I may post later. And the clone's screws won't fit into that legit clip's holes because they're too big. Log in or register to post comments . I had actually noticed that as well while watching reviews of the authentic version but forgot to mention it. The 940 is not a great slicer since its so thick, although it will probably take more abuse. Something went wrong. I have the real Benchmade 940, 940-1, 940-2 and Bugout 535, as well as an assortment of 940 clone variations and the Bugout 535 clone. I usually go straight to a paper cut test, and a shave-test (which is why I constantly have strange bald patches on my arms). Unless you do a lot of super hardcore man stuff or actually have to cut things all day at work, the plastic handles and the thin grind actually makes it a very fun and supremely useful EDC. I've started caring less about steel and the more about appreciating different designs, manufacturing quality and handle materials. It does seem weird that they would remove the date code... (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Brian9595, Jan 14, 2019. The 940 also has a much stiffer axis lock. I agree. Offline . Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. If they have the capacity to copy a knife to such exact measures and produce it in such a surprisingly quality manner, why can’t they implement that into a unique original design? Search ‘zt0542cf’ and it comes up. Price: USD$62.50 The cf benchmade handle fits the original 940 blade better than the 8cr blade. I have many other knives but they’ve all been reviewed a million times before. The high quality blades that you can choose for this knife are the work of years of craftsmanship and well worth the investment. Pre-Owned. I see prices for the benchmade 940 around $30 after shipping and the bugout for $25 after shipping. I purchased it out of curiousity to see what sort of actual quality and attention to detail goes into making the knife. BENCHMADE 560BK-1 FREEK M4 New Inside Opened Box - FREE SHIPPING!!!! Since 2010 all genuine benchmades have been produced in the U.S. Actually, maybe you could confirm this: the standoffs on my version are a dark blue (difficult to tell in the photos). He made a post here about it tagging me and was very concerned so I bit the bullet and gave him his refund for a return right away. Personally, for edc, i prefer the bugout. In theory I really like it (lightweight, slim, aluminum handles, nice color, seems like a 'more substantial bugout') but I also have a genuine 20cv minigrip and I really do not dig that thickness behind the edge. I think that would actually increase their sales vs knowing that they are likely lying in the first place. THE BENCHMADE 940 & 943 KNIFE . I'm passing on the plastic bugout for now. $42.00. This family of Benchmade knives is nothing short of legendary. I just wanted to add that if they removed the bench made logo I would have one in the mail now it does look nice. I apologize if I came across otherwise.In fact it was a fantastic review with amazing pictures. It's a little cynical but at this point I automatically assume everything cloned is in 8cr13 unless it's green thorn/vespa/etc. I did not purchase the knife to claim it as authentic in any way either. In operation since 1998, has led the industry since Day 1. Fake Benchmade 940 - Not a Fake (Update) Hey guys, Going to make this short: I was accused by another user here of selling him a fake Benchmade 940 on knifeswap.

Apart from some Red Class products, which were produced in their “off shore facilities” for a few short years; Benchmade has produced more than 90% of its knives in Oregon. I measured the blade to be 60.5 HRC. Sorry I meant; parallel. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery, © 2019 Benchmade, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Maybe I'll pick up an ad15 clone instead, or even both. Hey have you ever tried interchanging screws between your Bugout and your Bugout clone? It is going back to Benchmade. It’s called patriotism. Your a Chinese company making a direct copy of somebody else’s design and you put their name on it!? Item Number: X3422. But without getting up close they look pretty much identical. Review: Benchmade 940-1 carbon fibre clone *PIC HEAVY* I am posting a brief review on a knife that I just received from Ali. 6th Annual Old Lumens Scratch build entry, 7th annual Old Lumens scratch build entry. If they start making fake Case knives so help me. For now, I will provide you with a number of photos of the knife as well as comparisons to other knives in size and weight. But the original have the same problem. And yes it rusts very quickly, and I have heaps of bladeplay. My short knife reviews -, You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant. That is the result of the Rockwell Hardness test.

All sorts of blades and brands (Ganzo, Sanrenmu, Green Thorn, Kevin John, Wild Boar, Vespa) are welcomed here. If you give a NON flashaholic a light which UI would you prefer. I appreciate your review, I learned a lot from it.

Anodized Blue Titanium Screw & Pivot Set For Benchmade 940/943 Osborne, Custom Solid Carbon Fiber Pocket Clip for benchmade 940 943 941 560 710 551 810, Custom Deep Carry Titanium Pocket Clip for Benchmade 940 943 941 560 710 551 810, Solid Titanium Pocket Clip for Benchmade Bugout, Osborne, Bailout, Griptilian +, An item that has been used previously. I also have an aluminum version of the 940 clone, I also used to have a real G10 version. I am able to cut paper with relative ease, but the blade is unable to ‘pop the hairs off of my arm’. It's definitely your right to be picky with your choice of steels but it's so hard to be sure with Aliexpress. Back to home page Return to top. I felt compelled to write the review as I hadn’t seen another review on this knife clone and I figured I could shed some light on it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I’m sorry but am I the only one who is disgusted by this?

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. I have a number of knives, ranging from budget to high-ish end, including authentic benchmades. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Price: USD$60.65 . But yeah, I (& I’m sure a few others) will never seek to own one & am thoroughly disgusted by it. $150.00. STAY SAFE AND CONTACT US. TheOriginal _ TAB _ LightSearch _ BatterySearch _ 14500's _ DiCal, I have the real one and it looks identical. The threaded inserts in the CF for the pocket clip are a nice touch. Last post. Price: USD$35.95 . It is indeed a clone and it is still my favourite overall.

Press J to jump to the feed. Jan 13, 2019 . Order the 940 Knife to get Benchmade Limited Lifetime Warranty & Lifesharp service. I’m not sure which is the better knife. I believe the authentic has lighter blue standoffs? Review: Benchmade 940-1 carbon fibre clone *PIC HEAVY* 57 posts / 0 new . While I’m sure the “S90V blade” will quickly prove to be a fake upon sharpening I’ve found that most people in the knife hobby do not/cannot even sharpen a knife. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. This is a sub about Chinese Knives - original, clones and replicas. Benchmade Speical 2 Blades Infidel OTF- Colourfu. ). Condition is "Used". Top Rated Plus. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. The 940 had very gritty washers that took a long time to break in. A “copy” is one thing, a “fake” takes it to a whole new detestable level……… IMO. I like ganzos and other copy cat brands but they put their name on it. They did the right thing and brought jobs back home. Scales: The carbon fibre scales are ultralight, and very high quality on my sample. It’s just extremely blatant. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}, New inside opened box - box has minor distress. Hey, I'm the guy that made the review of the Bugout. See our Privacy Policy for more details. I have heard about Benchmade fakes for some time, but this is in fact the first one I have ever actually taken the time to see. Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13 . Have you had the same issues? Sellers with highest buyer ratings ; Returns, money back; Ships in a … Blade-play and lockup: There is minimal blade-play, and lockup is firm. This doesn’t prove anything really, but I wanted to take them up on their claims of 60HRC. The Bugout will have a thinner edge. 1 bid +$4.90 shipping. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. If you're looking for something more solid than the bugout (which is very plasticky and a bit flexible, not for hard use) i'd get the aluminum anthem clone over the 940. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Solid knife but doesn't wear as slim and nice in the pocket as you'd expect.

I have a deep carry benchmade clip that I want to try installing on this clone. The Benchmade 940 and 943 are great knives with a good-looking but utilitarian appearance. Anyway, close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada .

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