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Help me decide guys: 940 or Super Freek?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AnimalM4, Apr 14, 2020.

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  1. AnimalM4


    Mar 31, 2020
    Benchmade guy here. I've had the Super Freek in M4 with G10 scales for a week. Amazing knife, colors are amazing, love M4 way more than S30V. However, I have very small hands. The Super Freek isn't an issue ergonomically speaking, but the 940 is a lot slimmer and lighter plus it's basically the Benchmade of Benchmade knives which is what's drawing me towards it. Should I return the Super Freek and get the 940 in S30V instead? A strong tip, prying, and occasionally batoning is a must for me.

    My wife knows nothing about knives but says the 940 looks like it's going to break on me compared to my Super Freek.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
  2. steelhead seeker

    steelhead seeker

    Aug 1, 2014
    Doesnt matter which one you have. If your going to pry and baton with a folder your going to break it. Good luck.
  3. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    What steelhead said. Don't baton with folding knives and don't pry with knives period. I'm not saying you cant do it but they are not made to do that. You are risking an expensive tool for no reason. I personally like the 940 better for edc and would back it up with a good fixed blade. If you don't feel like buying other knives just keep using the freek and possibly look at getting a good fixed blade in the future. Cheers and good luck with your decision.
  4. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    Oh my...
  5. AnimalM4


    Mar 31, 2020
    What about other than batoning and prying?
  6. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    I personally carry a Victorinox multitool with a reamer for "drilling", and a can opener and bottle opener for light prying. I carry this in addition to a standalone pocket knife.

    I wouldn't recommend batoning with a folding knife, but if you are going to do that, do it while the knife isn't locked, i.e. in a half open position.

    The M4 steel will serve you better in terms of withstanding abuse, but really I'd recommend something like a fixed blade in A2, 3V, or even 1095. But you do you, man!

    In a "this or that" situation, I think the Super Freek will serve you better.
  7. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Between the 2, super Freek. I have both, the 940 is a nice, light carry, but the Super Freek is just a beast.

    But if you're going to baton and pry, get a fixed blade and a prybar. Or better yet, a hatchet and pry bar. Right tool for the job.
  8. Skar


    Mar 24, 2020
    I would prefer the 940 .
    Carry a fixed for the other activities you want to do.
  9. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    Second to Victorinox suggestion. Most basic models would have the flathead, which is perfect for light prying. At least it is much more durable than a knife tip, and it won't break the bank.

    I don't know about batoning with folding knives, if you don't mind trashing the knives and use them as disposable, I guess it is possible.
  10. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    You can baton a Triad lock (Cold Steel) although id maybe return it and get a Recon Scout and a folder? In all reality your knife is your knife but batoning an axis is going to lead to failure. Youtube it. I severely doubt you'd break a triad lock but still not a great idea. Good luck amigo!!

    P.s. I'd take the freek over the 940 for your uses, and just in general.
  11. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    IMO you are not looking for the right tool
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  12. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Don't baton with a folder, especially not with it locked open.

    Prying is also not recommended with a knife, generally speaking. They are heat treated to work as cutting tools (ie. hard and brittle, not tough) and will snap if you overdo it during prying.

    Get a $5 keychain prybar and buy the knife that works the best for you. I'd recommend the Super Freak, as it will cut better and has more preferable steel, though you have to contend with keeping it dry.
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  13. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

    May 18, 2016
    Want big knife, get Super Freek. It's a handful and a pocketful. Looks very striking and has a nicely hollow ground M4 blade.

    The 940 makes compromises on steel and cutting geometry in this comparison, but the it's so darn pocket friendly. Same amount of edge with what seems like half the mass. Designed in way that it doesn't feel like a small and flimsy knife. You can carry this knife in any clothing and you'll very rarely feel under-knifed.

    You can't lose. Get both. In my book the 940 is one of the very best designed pocket knives of all time, but the Super Freek could serve some people better depending on what they're after.
  14. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    What nobody else has said here, and I think absolutely needs mentioning, is that if you've had the Super Freek for a week and have used and carried it (and sharpened it, and changed the clip on it) you should absolutely NOT be sending it back! o_O Holy crap, you don't get to try out knives for an extended period. :poop: You buy it and you use it, then you sell it here as lightly used if you don't like it. You don't send it back to the dealer dude. :thumbsdown:

    And for crying out loud, don't pry and baton with a folding knife! :rolleyes:
  15. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    This right here. In another thread the OP has claimed to have sharpened the knife. That knife now belongs to the OP. He cannot in good conscience return the knife to where ever he bought it.
  16. number9


    Mar 5, 2017
    Why not pick up one of the EOD Breacher Bars from County Comm? Pry bar on the end, froe edge on the side. Available in different sizes. They're even powder coating them in different colors now. Or a pocket Widgy, but no froe. Either way, they're inexpensive and made to beat on.
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  17. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    I suspect now that this pertinent information has been provided here the OP will probably not be back to discuss this further. Discussing returning a sharpened knife, really?
  18. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Two words for you,fixed blade!
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  19. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Since you now own a used Super Freek, why not grab a 940 and be able to compare them head to head?
  20. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    And in case anyone is interested, here's the post where he discussed sharpening the knife in question. Bold and Italics were added by me.
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