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 • 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?

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Kyocera Ceramic Knives

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 harder blade.

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 lifetime.

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 Knife Feathered edge of Kyocera knives makes them as sharp as a razor blade.
Tang of Kyocera Knife The tang extends well into the handle to create a strong connection.
Balance Weight in Handle of Kyocera Knife A counter weight is added to the Pakka wood handle of all but the paring knives, for better balance.

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 7" Chef's Knife Kyocera Professional Chef's Knife

7" long blade
White blade
Black handle

FK-180 WH
kyocera ceramic 6" nakiri knife Kyocera Ceramic Nakiri Knife

6" long blade,
11.2" long overall,


Use like a Chef Knife.
Kyocera 5.5" Santoku Knife Kyocera Santoku Knife

5.5" long blade
White blade and handle

FK-140 WH
kyocera 2-pc ceramic knife set Kyocera Santoku & Parer Ceramic Knives Set

5.5" long santoku blade,
3" long parer blade,

FK-2PC WH3 includes:
FK-075WH and FK-140WH
Kyocera micro-serrated knife

Kyocera micro-serrated knife
Kyocera Micro Serrated Utility Knife

5" long blade,
9.5" long overall


Excellent for tomatoes and other foods with thick skins and tender insides.
Kyocera 4.5" Utility Knife Kyocera Utility Knife

4.5" long blade
white blade and handle

FK-110 WH
Kyocera ceramic santoku knife and slicer set Kyocera Ceramic Santoku Knife & Slicer Set

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 non-contaminating materials.

Q. Will a ceramic knife break or shatter if I drop it?

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 washing.

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:


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?

Kyocera ceramic knife sharpenerA. 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 below.

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.
    Attn: Re-sharpening
    3565 Cadillac Ave.
    Cosa Mesa, CA 92626


Sharpening by Ross Cutlery - For Kyocera and other ceramic knife brands, full-service sharpening, contact:
     Ross Cutlery
     Att: Ceramic Sharpening
     310 S Broadway,
     Los Angeles, CA



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