K09 Mini Paring Knife

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The K09 Mini Paring Knife is part of Spyderco's kitchen knife series. It was also know as the 1109 and K09 Paring Knife'.

Appearance in catalogs

  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide (K09BK appeared as the 1109 Kitchen "Sharps")
  • 1990 Wholesale Price List (K09)
  • 1991 Wholesale Price List (K09)
  • 1992 Wholesale Price List (K09)
  • 1994 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 1995 Wholesale Price List (K09)
  • 1996 Ironstone Product Guide (K09)
  • 1997 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 1998 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 1999 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2000 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2001 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2002 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2003 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2004 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2005 Spyderco Product Guide (K09)
  • 2017 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2018 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2019 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2020 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2021 Spyderco Product Guide


History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

K09 Mini Paring Knife Polypropylene Black(re-release in 2017)

Spyderco’s involvement in kitchen knives dates back to the early 1980’s and the beginnings of the company’s knife production. After being discontinued a number of years ago, they are now back by popular demand and better than ever. Our current kitchen knives combine all the distinctive features of the originals with an improved handle material that offers increased durability.

The K09 Mini Paring Knife’s 2.25-inch blade has a straight cutting edge and a sharp point that provide extreme control during detailed cutting tasks. These qualities make it the tool of choice for paring, carving decorative garnishes, and other food preparation chores that require precise control. Like the original version, it features a PlainEdge MBS-26 stainless steel blade, ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. Its durable black polypropylene plastic handle is injection molded directly onto the tang of the blade and features a distinctive “stepped” texture pattern that offers both comfort and control during use.[1]


The K09 is:

  • originally made by Masahiro (meaning Wide-Quality) in Seki City, Japan
  • does not feature Spyderco's trademark round hole
  • features a Wharncliffe 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
1109 Black Sermollan PE MBS-26 1990-1992, 1994 - 2005 $13.95 (1994) Part of Spyderco's Professional-grade Kitchen "Sharps", would later become the K09BK. N/A Full Flat
K09BK Black Polypropylene PE MBS-26 2017 - $35.00(2020) re-release - small change to blade profile and handle. N/A Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original K09 Mini 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 K09 Mini Paring Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K09BK 154mm 57mm 57mm 1.4mm 23g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the K09 Mini Paring Knife:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
K09BK 6.08" 2.25" 2.25" 0.057" 0.8oz


  1. The K09 Mini Paring Knife in Spyderco's online catalog


The K09 Mini Paring Knife