Spyderco Mini Paring Knife 2" Plain Wharncliffe Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle - K09PBK


Part #: SPK09PBK | Spyderco Knives
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SPK09PBK: K09PBK Mini Paring 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.

One of the reasons a scalpel is so perfectly suited for detailed and fine cutting is that it offers a handle larger than its cutting edge for masterful control and purchase over a keen and finely honed blade. This is the same idea behind Spyderco's K09PBK Mini Paring Knife. It has a 2-inch wharncliffe blade that is ideal for precision slicing, pitting, peeling and paring. It features a premium MBS-26 stainless steel blade, ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. MBS-26 steel has proven itself in the kitchen in edge retention, sharpness and cutting performance. Its thin and flat-ground, designed specifically for effortless cutting and slicing through even frozen foods.

Its durable black Polypropylene handle has both horizontal and vertical channels designed to keep your hand firmly gripped on the handle even when wet or oily. Handwash recommended.
  • Blade Length: 2" (51 mm)
  • Overall Length: 5.5" (140 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.06"
  • Blade Steel: MBS-26
  • Handle Material: Black Polypropylene 
  • Weight: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
  • Made in Seki City, Japan
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Spyderco Mini Paring Knife 2" Plain Wharncliffe Blade, Black Polypropylene Handlerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Spyderco Mini Paring Knife 2" Plain Wharncliffe Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Vancouver, WA
Jan 14, 2016
Pros: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Sharpenability, Overall Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Typical Spyderco build quality - excellent. I love the ergonomics but it may be polarizing for some and lower ratings will likely reflect preference rather than quality. If you know what you are looking for you will be happy. I have had one for around 15 years. It gets used more often than my Shun and other more expensive and larger paring knives. This is because it excels at peeling and other delicate tasks due to the ergonomics and agile blade shape and size. The description compares it to a scalpel; or I would add,it handles like a wood carving knife. While it does not have the large handle of a wood carving knife, I wear male large gloves and do not find the handle too small. The handle is larger than the popular Victorinox paring knife (another low cost excellent choice for a paring knife). I also have the Victorinox but prefer the handling quality of the Spyderco and do find the Victorinox handle too small. Like some other Spyderco kitchen knife models the handle is very grippy due to the material and the irregular surface which not only grips your hand but food particles. It requires a periodic brush to clean the handle when it gets "gunk" in the textured grip. I do not remember having an issue with the factory edge grind, but it was long ago and the factory grind is a distant memory.I like the knife so well that when it was discontinued I worried what I would do to replace it if I lost it. I can't think of any other knives that I have that thought about.
Spyderco Mini Paring Knife 2" Plain Wharncliffe Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dec 27, 2015
Pros: Design, Durability, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sharpenability
Great knife at a bargain price
I have used this pretty much exclusively for meat prep as well as for butchering rabbits, it has exceeded expectations in all regards. This knife is very sharp and fits well in my hands (average woman's hands). The blade is very sharp and stropping has been sufficient to maintain its edge over the course of a year and a half. This is my go to knife in the kitchen, I love it!
Spyderco Mini Paring Knife 2" Plain Wharncliffe Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle
rated 3 stars out of 5
Bay Area, Ca
Feb 07, 2015
Pros: Construction, Design, Durability
Cons: Sharpness, Sharpenability, None
This knife deserves a zero grind!
I have been waiting for Spyderco to release this knife, as it is an inexpensive western style very short 50mm parer/peeler made in Japan with a decent steel. It fills a real void in the market, as it is hard to find J-utility knives shorter than 80mm! The ergonomics are great for my medium size male hand. It is lightweight, has good grip and is maintenance free (stainless steel, plastic handle). As expected it does not have a distal taper. For a kitchen knife made in Japan it has a pretty thick 60/40 grind. (But not unusual for a Spyderco.) Unfortunately the 60% is on the wrong side (namely potato - not peel), at least for a right handed person. Which means the knife won't readily dig into vegetables when held at a shallow angle. Spyderco could have avoided this by giving the knife a zero grind + micro bevel (or a Japanese one sided 10/90 bevel). All I can do is assume they are afraid somebody could start making batoning videos with it. Now in theory it would be trivial to regrind a blade this tiny. The edge is mildly concave though (maybe 1.5mm hollow), which protects the edge during normal use. At the same time the hollow makes reprofiling on stones more of a challenge. Overall not a bad knife, but a bit disappointing. I will try locating a 65mm Herder windmill parer.
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