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    Benchmade 940

    Hey

    So how does this knife cut food? And other thin slicey stuff
    I felt one in the store, felt amazing in hand but i need it to cut well! Not sure from the look of it, i have doubts
    Please share your impressions after use!
    Thanks!

    Also
    The store has the s90v carbon fiber version
    I like the handle
    But s90v? Why would one want that

    I have a dmt aligner for sharpening these dumbass steels now

    And...

    Aluminium
    G10
    Or carbon fiber??
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    Check out the benchmade 943. Same handle, different blade shape. I find it to have a much more precise tip. Great for light every day tasks. Not really a food prep knife but it will go ok. Just don’t try and process anything in bulk.
    If you plan on using it everyday and don’t have a good sharpening system s30v is the way to go. S90v will hold an edge for ages but when it goes your going to have to work to get it back.

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    Hi Tom
    to try and answer your question I just sliced up an apple ( sorry can't post pics ) the 940 G10 handle and the 943 both did fairly well I couldn't really notice any difference between them in this use. The bugout is better in this test but not by a big margin. The handles are both fine in use but the g10 will not mark as readily as the ali . I looked at the carbon fiber but just could not justify the price difference for real world use but that's just me .
    Hope this helps .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oziknife View Post
    Hi Tom
    to try and answer your question I just sliced up an apple ( sorry can't post pics ) the 940 G10 handle and the 943 both did fairly well I couldn't really notice any difference between them in this use. The bugout is better in this test but not by a big margin. The handles are both fine in use but the g10 will not mark as readily as the ali . I looked at the carbon fiber but just could not justify the price difference for real world use but that's just me .
    Hope this helps .
    Definitely leaning towards the g10, just gotta get more funds after buying a g10 grip today

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    this may change your mind Tom, go to 2.13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave man View Post
    this may change your mind Tom, go to 2.13.

    Thanks Dean i had a good look at the blade today and I know it's on the thick side it just looks so damn cool... but the edge on the 940 was very similar to the edge on the grip which is a much beefier knife that could be used a lot harder

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    I should also add to my previous comment that as much as I like the 940's I use the bugout a lot more .

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    not a problem mate. By the looks of it the BM940's blade is very short (height wise) [stout?] which thickens the behind-the-edge geometry a fair bit and requires a regrind to make it far more 'slicy'.

    I have to say mate, I have come over to your way of thinking now concerning slicy folders, I too am really liking all of my thin-behind-the-edge flat or hollow ground knives for the cutting tasks I undertake on a daily basis. Though I will say a thicker blade (one that is a bit thicker behind the edge) will still slice if the handle ergo's are good (such as what I found with the Mikkel Willumsen Chibs)
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