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Old 09-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I bought a Kyocera chef's knife a few years ago because I liked the idea of a super sharp knife that requires little maintenance. After a couple of weeks' use, I packed it away because it wouldn't slice a tomato!! My Henckels were sharper.

This is just my opinion, but I don't think they're worth it. I know others disagree.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:38 PM   #12
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I love my set of three. Easy clean, no sharpening. Can't remember the brand, but I use them for almost everything. Keep in mind, they are not flexible at all. You need a metal boning knife, for example.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:54 AM   #13
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I'm not a big fan of ceramics but CKtG has pretty good prices on them, plus free shipping on orders of $60 or more. Their service can't be beat. Beyond that, CutleryAndMore is also a good vendor. I like CKtG because their selection is better and they can get some exotic stuff for you, too. But both are good. And if you're an Amazon Prime member you can often get some great deals from Amazon, too...although for knives I prefer to stick with a vendor that specializes in them.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:11 PM   #14
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Three o f my kids have ceramic chef's knives now. I found that except for the Boker, black ceramic knife, they weren't as sharp out of the box as are my steel knives. But, with the correct sharpener (which is price, but will sharpen anything in your kitchen), you can sharpen them yourself to a razor's edge.

And by those same three knives, owned by my crew, they are tougher than I thought they would be. The very edge of the sharpest one already has tiny nicks on its edge though, not so deep as to affect cutting quality, but enough that I can feel it if I run my thumbnail along the edge side.

I too will stick with my steel Chroma 10 inch. It's served me exceptionally well since the day I pulled it from the box in 2003. And I use it daily.

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