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Old 05-08-2006, 10:42 AM   #11
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I have 2 Kyocera ceramic santuko knives, and a K. paring knife and a ceramic vegetable peeler.


I was a sceptic because of the knives reputation for being fragile and stores' reluctance to take them back if they broke. The first knife was a gift. The other santuko and paring knife were on sale at Zabar's for some insanely low price so I bought them.

There is no such thing as an inexpensive ceramic knife.

Like the others have said, they are fragile and need special care. But they are insanely sharp and keep their edge for a long, long, time.

I will send them to get sharpened when the time comes

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Old 05-08-2006, 03:56 PM   #12
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I recently bought the knife below - Kyocera Susan G. Komen 5-1/2" pink ceramic knife (I hope the picture is showing - I'm not good at this stuff).

I absolutely LOVE it! I first bought the Wushoff Santoku (recommended by a friend) but was unimpressed. I bought the ceramic one and did a comparison with a variety of cutting and slicing - my current Henkel vs. the new Wusthoff vs. the Kyocera ceramic. For me - the Kyocera won hands done.

I asked alot of questions on this forum while I was shopping and one thing I learned is that choosing a knife has alot to do with personal preference. The ceramic knives are very light and very sharp. The need to be sharpened less than SS - and must be sent to Kyocera accompanied with the original pacakge and receipt. It is $10 for two knives and $5 for each additional. For me personally, it is less of a hassle to drop it in the mail and have someone else do it for me. Also, if the kife does chip - you can have it reshaped using the same procedure.

I ended up returning the Wusthoff and still use my Henkels for tougher jobs - ie - smashing a clove of garlic. Most times, though, I find myself with the ceramic knife. Just my personal opinion. Oh, and it wasn't as expensive as I had thought - this particular knife was $70 and Williams Sonoma. Good luck!

Kyocera Susan G Komen 5-1/2 inch Pink Ceramic Knife


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Old 05-30-2006, 08:17 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
Exactly! And, like noted before - if you drop one there is a good chance it is going to shatter or chip. And, there are thing you can't do with one - like laying it on its side and smacking a clove of garlic ....
This risk of shattering is only a real risk with the cheaper ones. I own some of the Damascus series knives from Kyocera (which, yes, are prohibitively expensive so they aren't for everybody--they're fired twice instead of just once), and have done all of the things mentioned in this thread to them, and not so much as a chip. If you go with the low-end Kyocera blades or get REALLY cheap and buy Eagle's ceramic knives, then there is some inherent risk, but I do think it's overblown.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:15 AM   #14
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I know someone who chipped the blade of a $200 Kyocera knife on the root end of an onion.

I still love all mine but treat them carefully.

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