K01 Bread Knife

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The K01 Bread Knife is part of Spyderco's kitchen knife series. It was also know as the 1101 and Baker's knife.

Appearance in catalogs

  • 1986 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK appeared as the 1101 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1987 Wholesale Prices & Order Form (K01SBK appeared as the 1101 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1989 Wholesale Order Form (K01SBK appeared as the 1101 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK appeared as the 1101 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Wholesale Price List (K01SBK)
  • 1991 Wholesale Price List (K01SBK)
  • 1992 Wholesale Price List (K01SBK)
  • 1993 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only - called the Baker's knife)
  • 1994 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 1995 Wholesale Price List (K01SBK only)
  • 1996 Ironstone Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 1997 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 1998 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK)
  • 1999 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK)
  • 2000 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK)
  • 2001 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK)
  • 2002 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK)
  • 2003 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 2004 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 2005 Spyderco Product Guide (K01SBK only)
  • 2017 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2018 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2019 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2020 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2021 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

K01 Bread Knife (re-release in 2017)

Few kitchen cutting chores challenge a serrated edge more than cutting bread—especially soft, freshly baked bread. Spyderco’s all-new K01 Bread Knife redefines the breed by combining our time-tested original design with more than 40 years of hard-earned experience and in-depth research and development of serrated edges. The K01’s exceptionally thin blade is crafted from corrosion-resistant MBS-26 stainless steel and expertly heat treated to yield a superior combination of sharpness, edge retention, and flexibility. It features a highly refined serration pattern that cuts soft breads and cake without crushing or tearing, yet is still capable of powering through hard-crusted baked goods almost effortlessly. The exceptionally long blade adds to the knife’s cutting power and control, supporting clean, precise push or pull cuts with equal ease. To ensure a secure, comfortable grip and construction that will stand the test of time, the K01features an ergonomic, textured polypropylene handle with a stepped texture that is injection molded directly onto the tang.[1]

Variations

The K01 is:

  • originally made by Masahiro (meaning Wide-Quality) in Seki City, Japan
  • does not feature Spyderco's trademark round hole
  • features a Sheepsfoot Blade shape
  • "each blade is individually heat treated, oil quenched, and ice tempered." (according to the 1996 Ironstone Product Guide)
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Collectors club
1101 Black Sermollan SE MBS-26 1986?-1990 $22.00 (1986) Part of Spyderco's Professional-grade Kitchen "Sharps", would later become the K01SBK. 3/8 single step serration. N/A Full Flat
K01SBK Black Polypropylene SE MBS-26 2017 - $75.00(2020) re-release - small change to blade profile and handle. N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original K01 Bread Knife, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the K01 Bread Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K01BK 391mm 260mm 252mm 1.4mm 111g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the K01 Bread Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K01BK 15.41" 10.24" 9.92" 0.055" 3.9oz

References

  1. The K01 Bread Knife in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The K01 Bread Knife

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