K02 Cook's Knife

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The K02 Cook's Knife is part of Spyderco's kitchen knife series. It was also know as the 1102, Cook's Knife and French Chef's.

Appearance in catalogs

  • 1986 Spyderco Product Guide (K02 appeared as the 1102 Cook's knife)
  • 1987 Wholesale Prices & Order Form (K02 appeared as the 1102 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1989 Wholesale Order Form (K02appeared as the 1102 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide (K02 appeared as the 1102 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Wholesale Price List (K02)
  • 1991 Wholesale Price List (K02)
  • 1992 Wholesale Price List (K02)
  • 1993 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Variations

The K02 is:

  • originally made by Masahiro (meaning Wide-Quality) in Seki City, Japan
  • does not feature Spyderco's trademark round hole
  • features a Spear Point 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
1102 Black Sermollan SE MBS-26 1986?-1993 $24.00 (1986) Part of Spyderco's Professional-grade Kitchen "Sharps", would later become the K02. N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original 1102 Cook's Knife, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the K02

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to: What are the complete specifications of the K02 (overall length, edge length, blade thickness, weight etc.)?

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the K02 Cook's Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K02 241mm

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the K02 Cook's Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K01BK 9.5"

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