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Kyocera Knives | Ceramic Kitchen Cutlery

Kyocera KnivesKyocera is best known for its phones, cameras, printers and other consumer electronics. But around here, we tend to ignore that stuff and focus instead on their knives. Their knives are a pretty interesting proposition, so read on to find out more.

Kyocera, the Company

Kyocera is a global behemoth of a company that makes a ton of different products. Their product lineup is quite diverse, though most of it falls in the area of consumer electronics and electronics components. What many people do not know about Kyocera, though, is that they originally specialized in the design and development of products using high-end ceramics. In fact, the name Kyocera derives from the city where they were founded — Kyoto, Japan — and from the word “Ceramics”. That expertise led them to develop knives that are quite distinct from what most other manufacturers are making.

Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Knives

Ceramic knives are nothing short of revolutionary. Ceramic blades can be given an edge that is sharper than many commercial steels and will hold that edge for a very long time. For many cooks used to a well-worn and infrequently-sharpened steel knife, a ceramic blade can feel like a pleasant surprise.

Ceramic blades are also naturally pathogen-resistant and do not rust. This means that ceramic edges do not need to be cleaned immediately after use as do high-end steel knives.

Finally, ceramic blades do not impart any metal taste upon food being prepared. All this adds up to an attractive proposition in kitchen knives.

The caveats? Well, there are really three. First off, Ceramic is fragile. Drop a ceramic knife and it may chip or break. Steel knives will never do that. Second knock on ceramic knives is that they are impossible to sharpen by a home user. So, while ceramic knives will hold their edge for a long time, when it comes time to resharpen they will need be sent to a professional. And finally, since ceramic knives are brittle, they can not be made as thin or as sharp as a harder high-end steel knives.

These downsides, taken together, mean that professional chefs do not generally opt for ceramic knives. But many a home cook is comfortable with these trade-offs and swears by their ceramic blades.

The Products

Kyocera’s high-end line is called the ‘Kyotop’ series. These blades have a damascus steel patterned blade and pakkawood handles. The Revolution series is the more mainstream line – it’s intended to bring the benefits of ceramic blades to the avid home chef.

Kyocera also offers a full line of shears, peelers, sharpening tools and a mandolin.

Where to Buy


Kyocera Ceramic 3 Piece Knife Set

Starter Prep Knives, Peeler Included Free

Kyocera Ceramic 3 Piece Knife Set | Starter Prep Knives, Peeler Included Free

If you've decided to step up to ceramic blades, consider this three-piece set with bonus peeler from Kyocera. Three sharp kitchen prep knives and a ceramic bladed vegetable peeler could bring modern ceramic slicing to your kitchen.

These are knives you'll want to love, but adapting to them is ...





Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife

3.5 inch Revolution Series Parer

Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife | 3.5 inch Revolution Series Parer

Despite my predisposition to frown on ceramic knives due to their brittleness and the need to be sent back to the factory for sharpening, I really wanted to like this little knife. Unfortunately, it just didn't bring me around.

By virtue of their hardness and structure, ceramic materials can make for ...





Kyocera Kyotop Slicing Knife

Japanese Damascus Slicer

Kyocera Kyotop Slicing Knife | Japanese Damascus Slicer

At first glance, it's difficult to see any reason to criticize this short ceramic bladed slicer from Kyocera. The blade features a beautiful damascus pattern. It is a nice length for small cutting jobs and has more depth to the blade than other utility slicers of comparable size.

That extra ...





Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Shears

3 Inch Utility Scissors

Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Shears | 3 Inch Utility Scissors

Kyocera and ceramic. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like milk and warm chocolate chip cookies. Like cinnamon and sugar.

Okay, whatever. Let's talk about these shears.

These blades are made from ceramic and they're made by Kyocera. Ceramic will never rust or corrode, is lightweight and keeps its edge ...





Kyocera Kyotop Damascus

Best Ceramic Chef’s Knife | 6 Inch Blade | Pakka Wood Handle

Kyocera Kyotop Damascus | Best Ceramic Chef’s Knife | 6 Inch Blade | Pakka Wood Handle

We recently wrote about the Kyocera Revolution Ceramic Chef's Knife and spent a fair amount of that space discussing the pros and cons of ceramic. You should check out that post for the details.

For those who want a quick recap, though, ceramic knives are a good alternative to stainless steel ...





Kyocera Revolution Ceramic Chef’s Knife Review

7 Inch Blade

Kyocera Revolution Ceramic Chef’s Knife Review | 7 Inch Blade

Ceramic knives present a unique set of trade-offs. On the one hand, they are sharp, lightweight and stainless. On the other, they are brittle and difficult to resharpen.

Let's take a closer look....

The hardness of ceramic means it can be made very sharp. This Kyocera, for example, will almost certainly be sharper than ...





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