Spyderco Santoku Knife 7" Plain Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle - K08PBK


Part #: SPK08PBK | Spyderco Knives
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SPK08PBK: K08PBK Santoku Knife


Spyderco's involvement in kitchen knives dates back to the early 1980's and the beginnings of the company’s knife production. After being discontinued a number of years ago, they are now back by popular demand and better than ever. their current kitchen knives combine all the distinctive features of the originals with an improved handle material that offers increased durability.

The K08 Santoku Knife has a 7" santoku blade that is ideal for a broad range of kitchen cutting chores, making it the most popular "go-to" knife in many home and commercial kitchens. Like the original version, it features a premium MBS-26 stainless steel blade, ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. Its durable polypropylene plastic handle is injection molded directly onto the tang of the blade and features a distinctive "stepped" texture pattern that provides exceptional comfort and control during use.


  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Cutting Edge: 6.5"
  • Overall Length: 12"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.071"
  • Blade Steel: MBS-26
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene Plastic
  • Weight: 5.0 oz.
  • Made in Japan
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Spyderco Santoku Knife 7" Plain Blade, Black Polypropylene Handlerated 4.500 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Spyderco Santoku Knife 7" Plain Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 2 stars out of 5
East Aurora, Ny
Jan 06, 2020
Pros: Sharpenability, Sharpness, None
Cons: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Update... not happy
I was happy with this blade. However it was only a matter of time until the wife got ahold of it. She doesn't use my knifes, the sharpness scares her, she would rather hack something with a butter knife and keep her digest I guess. Anyhow I must have left it on the cutting board and it found it's way into the sink for an overnight stay. When I found it the next day it was ruined. The rust is to deep to polish out. Not happy... in my mind a 12hour sit with some moisture shouldn't destroy a blade with today's materials. Wish I could post photos here to show the carnage, some of the worst of it is where the blade meets the handle.
Spyderco Santoku Knife 7" Plain Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Waianae,, Hi
Dec 05, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
My go-to knife in the kitchen!
I've had this knife for over a decade and it's still my main kitchen knife. It tackles just about every cutting job you throw at it with ease. The blade was quite sharp out of the box and hold its edge well. The handle fits nicely in my hand and the knife is well balanced. I actually prefer a knife that's on the heavier side but this is one of the lighter knives I own and I have no complaints. Tough to beat especially for the price.
Spyderco Santoku Knife 7" Plain Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 21, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Construction, Sharpness, Design
Cons: None
Pleasantly surprised...
Very impressive out of the box. I have a high dollar sharpener and keep a mirror finish on all my decent blades wither kitchen, EDC, or field blades. I fully expect to reshape and sharpen any new knife I get. Although this blade was not a mirror finish it was almost as sharp as I could make it. I was worried about the grip as it looked hard to keep clean in a kitchen atmosphere but that is not the case as the handle features are not to aggressive. It fits nicely in my hand slightly oversize hand with a nice balance and feel. The blade has a bit more curve to it than my other kitchen knifes and that took a bit of getting used to but now I prefer it. I have had it for only a few months now but it gets almost daily use on my wood board and it has maintained it sharpness nicely. Only aspect I can not comment on is it's sharpenability because I have had the need to yet. However even if it takes longer than desired it has already proven its worth considering how long it keeps its edge. This has been my first Spyderco blade of any style but Spyderco might also be my next blade.
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