M120 Chefware Utility/Paring Knife

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The M120 Chefware Utility/Paring Knife was part of a series of high-end kitchen knives that were made in the mid- to late 1990s

Appearance in catalogs

  • 1996 Ironstone catalog

Note: Ironstone Distinctive Bladeware was the predecessor of the current Spyderco Factory Outlet store. The M120 also appears in scans of two other Ironstone catalogs, but these do not appear to be dated.

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Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

M120 Chefware Utility/Paring Knife

Whether Spyderco's new Chefware is used by the professional or the home chef, we're sure this kitchen cutlery will perform to a master chef's highest expectations. Certainly a classy gift by any standard, the French Cook's Knife, Caring Knife, and Utility/Pairing Knife all feature top of the line MBS-26 stainless steel. Each blade is individually heat treated, oil quenched, and ice tempered. They are then ground and sharpened by hand. The "out-of-the-box" hair-splitting sharpness of these blades will impress you. Wooden handles are riveted to the full tang for sturdy construction and an elegant look. Of course the Spyderco name assures you of the best performance. [1]

Variations

The M120 was originally made in Japan, and:

  • features a modified Drop Point Blade shape
  • features an wood handle in a so-called 'french-style'


SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Collectors club
M120 Black Wood PE MBS-126 1996 N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original M120 Chefware Utility/Paring 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 M120 Chefware Utility/Paring Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
M120 225,4mm 117,5mm 72.57g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the M120 Chefware Utility/Paring Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
M120 8.875" 4.625" 0,09375" 2.56oz

References

  1. The Chefware line-up described in the 1996 Ironstone Catalog

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