Paring Knife - BLACK / PlainEdge
2½” Wharncliffe Paring Knife with PlainEdge and Black Polypropylene Handle
The K09 Mini Paring Knife’s blade has a straight cutting edge and a sharp point that provide extreme control during detailed cutting tasks. These qualities make it the tool of choice for paring, carving decorative garnishes, and other food preparation chores that require precise control. Like the original version, it features a PlainEdge MBS-26 stainless steel blade, ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. Its durable black polypropylene plastic handle is injection molded directly onto the tang of the blade and features a distinctive “stepped” texture pattern that offers both comfort and control during use.
Spyderco’s involvement in kitchen knives dates back to the early 1980’s and the beginnings of the company’s knife production. While fostering manufacturing relationships in Japan for its revolutionary folding knives, Spyderco was offered the chance to produce a series of kitchen knives with a highly regarded Japanese company. They eagerly embraced the opportunity, ultimately introducing a full line of kitchen cutlery and becoming the first company to introduce a commercial Santoku (a distinctive Japanese knife similar to a cleaver) to the US. market. After a brief manufacturing hiatus, Spyderco kitchen knives are now back and better than ever. Like the originals, their new kitchen knives are made from premium MBS-26 steel—a high-carbon stainless steel that is ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. Their durable polypropylene plastic handles are injection molded directly onto the tangs of the blades and feature a distinctive “stepped” texture pattern for comfort and control during use. Depending upon their style and purpose, Spyderco kitchen knives are available with either a PlainEdge or fully serrated SpyderEdge blade with a unique serration pattern that reduces dulling when cutting on a cutting board.