K03 Carving Knife

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The K03 Carving Knife is part of Spyderco's kitchen knife series. It was also know as the 1103 and Carving Knife.

Appearance in catalogs

  • 1986 Spyderco Product Guide (K03 appeared as the 1103 Carving knife)
  • 1987 Wholesale Prices & Order Form (K03 appeared as the 1103 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1989 Wholesale Order Form (K03 appeared as the 1103 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide (K03 appeared as the 1103 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Wholesale Price List (K03)
  • 1991 Wholesale Price List (K03)
  • 1992 Wholesale Price List (K03)
  • 1993 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Variations

The K03 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  • originally made by Masahiro (meaning Wide-Quality) in Seki City, Japan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
1103 Black Sermollan PE, SE MBS-26 1986-1993 $20.00 (1986) Part of Spyderco's Professional-grade Kitchen "Sharps", would later become the K03. N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original 1103 Carving Knife, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the K03

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the K03 Carving Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K03 203mm

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the K03 Carving Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K03 8"

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