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Old 11-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Ceramic knife concern

Hi

I've just bought a ceramic knife

I've searched on Google and it's said that ceramic shouldn't be dropped or it could be broken.


Very unluckily, I 've just dropped it accidentally, but apparently it's fine. However

I would like to know if it could be broken "inside" and release harmful particles?

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Old 11-27-2016, 09:45 AM   #2
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No, no harmful anything inside.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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It is literally ceramic. The concern if you drop it is to chip the edge of the blade.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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No.

It will either chip or break off a chunk or a half. Or shatter.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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If it's solid ceramic, it's most likely zirconia. I know Kyocera knives are. Zirconia is used for some hip replacements, and there are no known issues with using zirconia in the body. I can't think of any way of producing airborne particles other than grinding it with a diamond wheel.
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