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When is the 940 XL coming out?

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Peakbagger46, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Peakbagger46


    Apr 20, 2017
    How about a 940 with a 4” blade? Imagine that beautiful slim package done slightly longer.
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  2. Tolip


    Apr 30, 2018
    I'd probably buy one.
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  3. Babyboomer

    Babyboomer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Nope. I'm in for a Mini, though.
  4. Jcsixx01

    Jcsixx01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2018
    Wouldn’t that be essentially a Contego?
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  5. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    I've been tempted to make a thread about this but I'll ask here:

    Can you get a green 940 with a clip point? I have a 940-3 and really like it but I'd like to try the clip point in green, yet it seems this combo doesn't exist...?
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  6. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Have you checked out the 943? I usually carry it more than my 940, and I swapped the handles on the two before I received my custom G10 scales from DoAT.
  7. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    i'd buy one of those clip points in an XL! love my contego also. this 940xl would look very distinct especially in a clip point.
  8. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    Isn't the 943 black though? I'd like plain green 940 but with the clip point. It seems like this option is greyed out on the Benchmade website too.
  9. mrfields


    Jun 30, 2017
    if i remember correctly the 941 had the clip point blade with the green aluminum handles, and the 942 was the reverse tanto blade the black aluminum handles. both are discontinued now
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  10. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    The handle is very different. Also if 940 is proportionally blown up to 4" blade, it will be narrower/slimmer than 810.
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  11. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I’d be in for a 943-1. Clip point S-90-V blade and a Carbon fiber handle.
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  12. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    Thanks you're right. I wonder why they would discontinue this model? It's not too hard to put a clip point blade on a green handled 940...
  13. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    As you've alluded to, it can be done; it also looks pretty good in my estimation!
    Pictured is my 943BK blade in a dealer exclusive 940-1702 green G10 handle
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  14. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    IMO a 940xl will be quite redondant with the contego

    On another topic the idea of a 943-1 get my vote ;)
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  15. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Yes it generally comes in black. If you have a 940, you can swap the blades, or have a custom G10 or micarta made by one of our very talented members. I have been very happy with Death of All Things (DoAT) scales for my 940 and 943.
  16. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    844F9D64-1BBD-4052-AFE6-CC2EF1802491.jpeg The permutations are endless. The availability of high end steels is not.
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  17. bruno_go


    May 19, 2015
    I hope NEVER. This phenomenon of everything having MINI or XL annoys me too much.

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