KX05 Sashimi Wood

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The KX05 Sashimi Wood was an experimental kitchen knife design based on the traditional Japanese Sashimi knife.

Appearance in catalogs

The KX05 does not seem to have appeared in any catalogs


History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

KX05 Sashimi Wood

In the past decade America has been introduced and happily seduced by Asian and other global cooking styles. This inauguration involves way more than just introducing new foods and ingredients, it opened our eyes to new cooking methods, kitchenware/gadgets and cutlery from every continent. Asian influenced kitchen cutlery has become hot! No secret Japanese cutlers have for centuries made high-quality utilitarian knives that are key to their style of food preparation. Example in point is the sashimi knife.

Spyderco's KX05 holds true in offering traditional features of a sashimi knife, used for the artful and precise presentation of Japanese cuisine. Ours has a fully flat-ground>AUS-8W blade. The edges' grind is incredibly thin and keen for precise cutting, flaking, skinning and food separating. Tapered to a spear-point, it possesses a subtle curve with just enough room for a slight arc-level of rocking while cutting. Running two-thirds through the handle, the blade's tang is encased in a birch-wood handle. The wood is routered to an oval profile with a raised ridge running the handle's length. The ridge runs along the same perpendicular line as the cutting edge, letting you (by feel) know where the sharpened edge is cutting at all times. Handwash only. [1]


The KX05 is originally made in Seki City, Japan, and features:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Collectors club
KX05 Birch Wood PE AUS-8 2003 $59.95 (2003) Part of Spyderco's experimental kitchen knife designs The KX05 appears to have only seen a single production run in 2003 Full Flat

Most collectible variation

The original KX05 Sashimi Wood, 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 KX05 Sashimi Wood:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
KX05 311mm 181mm 169mm 3mm 88g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the KX05 Sashimi Wood:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
KX05 12.25" 7.125" 6.625" 0.125" 3.1oz


  1. The KX05 Sashimi Wood in Spyderco's online catalog


The KX05 Sashimi Wood