Featured A classic becomes AUTOMATIC: Benchmade 9400 Auto Osborne Drew Wallace July 24, 2020 4 Comments, Join the Conversation We love legacy designs, and even more so when they receive a worthy upgrade. A few weeks ago, Benchmade released their new 9400 Auto Osborne. With 20 years of life under its belt, the timeless design of the 940 takes a radical leap into the push-button automatic world. Intended to maintain the styling and dimensions that made the original 940 an iconic EDC design, the new 9400 is as true to form as it gets, despite the addition of an auto mechanism. The blade is made of CPM S30V Steel. For those that don't know, S30V is, in many eyes, the ultimate EDC steel. Made by Crucible Industries, S30V is has a very good edge retention, corrosion resistance, and sharpenability. Retail price will be $270 for the standard blade, $280 for the 9400BK variant (black cerakote blade), but we expect it to be found closer to the $200 mark. The auto holds true to the original Osborne design, forgoing serrations, and sticking to satin and black for blade colors. No word on any other upcoming releases, but don’t be surprised to see some interesting Auto’s and maybe some other celebrations of the 940’s 20th year. Considering that Benchmade has been around long enough to have survived at least one controversy, their variety in blade offerings and lineups, from tactical, to hunting, to EDC, is not to be forgotten. Benchmade 9400 Auto Osborne $229.50 smkw.com Specifications: Blade Steel – CPM S30V (58-60 HRC) Blade Style – Reverse Tanto Blade Length – 3.40 inches Blade Thickness – 0.115 inches Open – 7.87 inches Closed – 4.47 inches Weight – 2.65 ounces Handle Thickness – 0.43 inches Handle Material – 6061-T6 Aluminum Explore RECOILweb:The Ashley Update: Throwing Shade on Annie OakleyRECOIL Issue #6MRDS: Micro Red Dot Sight Buyer's GuideOakley SI and James Dietz Memorial Collection NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!