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Old 05-07-2006, 10:40 PM   #1
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Question Ceramic knives

What is the best inexpensive ceramic knife and where can I get it?
Is a ceramic knife better than SS?

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Ceramic is sharper and holds an edge longer, but they are very fragile. If dropped on the floor it will most likely shatter.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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Ceramic knives are very sharp and require sharpening much less frequently than SS as they are made of a material that is a great deal harder than SS. That hardness makes them brittle and subject to chipping or breaking from a shock such as dropping it on the floor. Ceramic knives must be sharpened using a special process.

So there are pros and cons to owning either. You have to decide which is better for you.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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can you easily sharpen one?
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You need to send them out to be sharpened. If I have my info correct, you usually send them to the company that made them to have them sharpened.
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sounds like more hassel than sharpening SS and keeping it sharp.
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Like Andy said, there are pros and cons. Of the people I know who own one they love them. If I had money to spend I would consider one. I agree with you though. It does sound like a hassel.
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sounds like more hassel than sharpening SS and keeping it sharp.
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 ....
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I might try one sometime, but for now I will stick with SS, I need to try a Santoku though
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I have a ceramic knife, and I love it as far as it's slicing and chopping ability goes. But I very rarely use it for several reasons (breakage being one of them) and I almost always pull out my 10" Henckles chef's knife for 99% of any knife work that I need to do.
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