KX04 Homemaker

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The KX04 Homemaker was a mid-sized experimental kitchen knife design that featured a so-called Granton edge.

Appearance in catalogs

The KX04 does not seem to have appeared in any catalogs

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History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

KX04 Homemaker

Better than a home-wrecker, the only thing the Homemaker will wreck is your expectation of cutting with a dull kitchen knife. Categorized as a mid-sized utility knife, the KX04 puts professional grade kitchen-knife features in your kitchen or picnic basket.

Distally tapered and round, the ebony wood handle is slimmer near the blade, expanding at the back -- giving you more handle to grip, control, and manipulate the cutting edge. Doubly riveted for solid and tight handle/blade connection. The blade's steel is elevated-performance MDS that receives justified accolades for edge retention and rust repellent abilities. On the front of the blade is a Granton edge -- a line of oval dimpled serrations, which create pockets of air between the blade and food, inhibiting the food from sticking to the blade. Handwashing recommended. [1]

Variations

The KX04 is originally made in Seki City, Japan, and features:

  • a modified Drop Point Blade shape
  • a Granton edge; a line of oval dimpled serrations
  • a black ebony handle
  • a rounded and sharpened tip


SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Collectors club
KX04 Ebony Wood PE MDS 2001 $79.95 (2001) Part of Spyderco's experimental kitchen knife designs N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original KX04 Homemaker, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the KX04

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the KX04 Homemaker:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
KX04 275mm 174mm 162mm 1.6mm 57g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the KX04 Homemaker:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
KX04 10.875" 6.875" 6.375" 0.063" 2oz

References

  1. The KX04 Homemaker in Spyderco's online catalog

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The KX04 Homemaker

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