-Kyocera Fact Sheet:
• What are ceramic knives used for?
• Will a ceramic knife break if I drop it?
• Can I chop or pry with ceramic knives?
• What cutting surfaces work best?
• How do I clean my ceramic knives?
• Kyocera knives in the dishwasher?
• How do I store my ceramic knives?
• Do Kyocera knives come with a warranty?
• Things I should avoid?
• How do I sharpen ceramic knives?
-Use & Care Manual (PDF)
Kyocera Ceramic Knives
Kyocera ceramic knives are extremely hard (8.2 on the Mohs
hardness scale, vs. steel at 5-6 Mohs, and diamond at 10 Mohs), wear
resistant, and chemically inert.
The base material, zirconium oxide, was originally developed in industrial
applications where hardness, wear resistance and non-reactivity are
necessary, and metal components don't quite reach such standards.
The knives are made by bonding the minute zirconium particles with heat in a
process called sintering. Compared to other ceramic knives, Kyocera's are
made with submicron size powder, whose density is higher, resulting in a
The exceptional hardness of the blade makes the edge superbly sharp.
Normal use is for straight cuts; unlike the less-sharp, softer steel knives,
they do not bend.
These chemically inert blades provide a viable alternative for use by
people with certain allergies to alloys in metal knives. Great for boaters,
and seaside homes, as they do not rust.
Under normal household circumstances, your Kyocera may take 3-5 years or
more before it needs sharpening. It won't stain, and it is guaranteed for
With the possible exception of the tip, your ceramic knife will not
break or shatter if dropped. And most damaged tips can be repaired under
the lifetime warranty.
||Feathered edge of Kyocera knives makes them as sharp as a razor blade.
||The tang extends well into the handle to create a strong connection.
weight is added to the Pakka wood handle of all but the paring knives, for better
The Pakka wood handles are made of a composite material, consisting of wood veneer and plastics combined under high pressure, then formed into the strong, yet lightweight, handle shapes. The denseness of the material makes it waterproof.
The plastic handles are made of resin materials, lightweight, waterproof, and ergonomically shaped for better grip and handling.
Ergonomic Revolution Series "FK"
Ergonomic plastic resin handle.
||Kyocera Professional Chef's Knife
|7" long blade
||Kyocera Ceramic Nakiri Knife
|6" long blade,
11.2" long overall,
Use like a Chef Knife.
||Kyocera Santoku Knife
|5.5" long blade
White blade and handle
||Kyocera Santoku & Parer Ceramic Knives
|5.5" long santoku blade,
3" long parer blade,
FK-2PC WH3 includes:
FK-075WH and FK-140WH
|Kyocera Micro Serrated Utility Knife
|5" long blade,
9.5" long overall
Excellent for tomatoes and other foods with thick skins and tender
||Kyocera Utility Knife
|4.5" long blade
white blade and handle
||Kyocera Ceramic Santoku Knife & Slicer
|5.5" long blade on knife,
11" x 3.5" slicer,
0.5, 1.3, 2 and 3 mm adjustable thickness,
3" wide carriage,
Safety holder included
FK-140 202BK includes:
FK140WH and CSN-202
Kyocera Fact Sheet
Q. What are ceramic knives generally used for?
A. These knives are perfect for general applications requiring superior edge
retention or wear resistance. They are also ideal for special applications
requiring chemically inert, non-magnetic, non-conductive, or
Q. Will a ceramic knife break or shatter if I drop
A. No, with the possible exception of the tip. Made with ceramic powder that
is baked at extremely high temperatures, it is much denser than regular
ceramics, and will withstand a lot more pressure. Like a forged metal knife,
if the knife lands on the tip, the tip will break. Fortunately, Kyocera will
re-tip the knife free of charge if it does not show signs of abuse, as would
usually be evident with prying. Also, if the edge is abused, as with
chopping bone or other hard items, this and all other knives will nick.
Q. Can I chop or pry with these ceramic knives?
A. Your knife will work best as a slicing knife. When chopping with the Chef
Knives, use the point as a pivot, always keeping part of the blade on the
chopping surface. Avoid chopping as you might do with a cleaver. And, as
with all knives, avoid prying.
Q. What cutting surfaces work best?
A. As with all knives, wood or polyethylene cutting boards are the best
cutting surfaces. They will keep your knife sharper longer. Avoid marble,
glass, stone, ceramic and other hard surfaces; they damage all knives.
Q. How do I clean my ceramic knives?
A. Clean with water and liquid dish detergent. A mild cleanser (like
Barkeepers Friend) will remove any discoloration not removed by normal
Q. Can I clean my Kyocera knives in the dishwasher?
A. We do not recommend cleaning them in a dishwasher. Violent motion against
other objects, especially hard plates, could chip the objects and also the
knife itself. Dishwashers ruin wood objects, and the Kyocera knives we offer
have beautiful wood handles that will last a lifetime with proper care. And
because the knives are so sharp, it could be dangerous if someone carelessly
reaches in the dishwasher without noticing the knife.
Q. How do I store my ceramic knives?
A. The box they come in provides safe storage. You can also store them in a
knife block, or plastic sheaths if you keep them in a drawer.
Q. Do Kyocera knives come with a warranty?
A. If your knife is chipped or damaged, Kyocera Tycom Corp. (KTC) will repair or
replace. Any knife that is no longer available and cannot be repaired will be replaced by a comparable knife at KTC’s
discretion. This warranty extends only to the product's original purchaser, U.S. residents only. This warranty does not cover
damage caused by improper use of the knife or accidental damage to the knife. Small chips and/or broken tips can often be
corrected by sharpening. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which vary from state to state. To process your
warranty claim, please send your name, physical address, phone number, and the safely packaged knife to:
Kyocera Tycom Corp., 3565 Cadillac Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626, Attention: Warranty Claim.
You can get a copy of the warranty at:
THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND KTC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE
PRODUCT OR RELATING TO ITS QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KTC SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHETHER A CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY
OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT WILL KTC'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT.
Q. What things should I avoid to keep the
knife under warranty?
A. Here's a short list of what to avoid...
- Cutting frozen foods, bones, hard cheeses or hard crusts of bread;
- Dropping on hard surfaces;
- Prying with the tip;
- Washing in the dishwasher;
- Using as a scraper;
- Hitting against china or flatware;
- Putting the blade in open flame;
- Sharpening with a conventional sharpener.
Q. How do I sharpen ceramic knives?
Ceramic knives can only be sharpened with special diamond discs. There is
a special sharpener (see Sharpeners) which can be used on
ceramic knives that are beveled on both sides. Or use one of the services
Kyocera provides free lifetime sharpening; you only pay shipping charges.
|Sharpening by Kyocera - Use the following link to check their
current turnaround time and shippin gcost, and to download the Sharpening Form:
Kyocera Tycom Corp.
3565 Cadillac Ave.
Cosa Mesa, CA 92626
|Sharpening by Ross Cutlery - For Kyocera and other ceramic knife brands, full-service sharpening, contact: www.rosscutlery.com
Att: Ceramic Sharpening
310 S Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA