For years now, fans have been begging for a smaller, more pocket friendly version of the 940. The wait is over. The Benchmade Mini Osborne 945BK-1 is a bit smaller, thinner, and lighter. All this makes for an easier ride in your pocket. It’s scheduled to arrive at dealers in just under a month.
Let’s talk about how much we love the look of this knife. It’s got a black-and-blue theme going on that we think is both modern and incredibly striking. The black G-10 handles on this AXIS lock have blue base layers and blue barrel spacers that give it a serious yet subtle pop of color. The handle thickness comes in at about 0.41”. It comes with a black coated ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. It’s 3.84” closed and weighs a mere 2.19 ounces. and it weighs a mere 2.19 ounces.
The Mini Osborne has a black Cerakote finished 2.92” S30V reverse Tanto with a blade thickness of 0.104” hardened to 58-60HRC. As always, this knife is a fully ambidextrous, fidget friendly flicker with either the thumb studs or the AXIS lock.
- CPM S30V, Black Cerakote Finished
- 2.92” Reverse Tanto
- 0.104” Blade Thickness
- 58-60 HRC
- Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- AXIS Lock
- Black G-10 Handles with Blue Base Layer
- 0.41” Handle Thickness
- Blue Barrel Spacers
- Black Split Arrow Mini Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 2.19 Ounces
- 3.84” Closed
- 6.76” Overall
- Made in the USA
The Benchmade Mini Osborne 945BK-1 is scheduled to ship to dealers just before the Black Friday madness. You’ll be able to pick this knife up for about $175. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.