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Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife

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Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife
 
4.6

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5.0

Great knives for everyday use and the toughest of foods

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from USA

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

I really got into using ceramic knives after my father went on one of his impulsive shopping sprees and was convinced to purchase one. While I at first thought it was just another stupid purchase, as did the rest of my family, it turned out to be a very useful one because we all got to experience how good the knife actually was. After using my fathers, I decided to go out and get one for myself, and I still love it at this very moment. Ceramic knives are very durable and they work exceedingly well at cutting just about anything. I remember using it for the first time to cut a rib eye, and it cut through the huge piece of meat as if it were butter. What is also great about these knives is that they have a tendency not to dull easily. I have used one knife for just about everything for the past month and it has yet to lose its sharpness, whereas a regular steel knife would show visible signs of wearing from that much use. I recommend that anyone from the professional cook to the soccer mom buy this knife because it is a purchase that is definitely worth while.

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4.0

Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife is awesome!

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

The Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife making peeling fruit a breeze. The thin blade is extremely sharp so you do have to be extremely careful. The comfortable handle and light weight make it very easy to cut. However, since the blade is ceramic, it does have its limitations. You can only use it on wood or plastic surfaces. The blade does chip easily if bumped or dropped against metal, glass, even larger pits! You also cannot pry out peach pits since the blade is not flexible. So in spite of its limitations, an awesome knife that needs to be used with caution!

Comfort
Comfortable handle and very lightweight.

Performance
This knife is so sharp it's almost scary sometimes!

Durability
The blade is very fragile and can only be use on wood or plastic. Chips easily.

Design
Good design, just wish the blade was stronger.

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4.0

Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife: Insanely sharp...and brittle

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from Boca Raton, FL

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

I've been long curious about the merits of a ceramic knife. About a year ago after watching a friend using a Kyocera Paring Knife to prepare some tomatoes, scallions and onions, I got my turn to take this little knife out for a test drive. I'll admit I was really blown away with the incredibly sharp blade. Finishing up the tomatoes, scallions and onions, I felt like I was given this year's most popular toy to play with. This knife (and all Kyocera Ceramic Knives) takes cutting to a whole new dimension. Regardless of price, I have never used a knife with a keener edge. I was so giddy following my first experiene that my friend took me over to his holder where he had 3 or 4 more of these knives and said, "you an take the one with the ugly blue handle".

So now, after about a year of use I can speak to the merits (and drawbacks) of these knives. While experienced cooks will find them a joy to cut with, ceramic knives are not for everyone. Read on.

Comfort
No question that you have to get used to the new feel of these knives before you can get comfortable with them. For starters they are toy-like lightweight. Most of us kitchen commandos who developed traditional knife skills often equate knife heft with quality and comfort. We also look for premium materials used in the handles. The handles of the Kyocera Revolution Pairing Knife seem to scream "Cheap Made in Japan, circa 1950". But eventually you adapt and actually start to like their feel.

Performance
For cutting and slicing soft vegetables like tomatoes, celery, onions, etc., nothing works as efficiently as ceramic once you get the hang of it. The use of a small paring knife for general meal prep seems a little foreign to me. I'll admit to being naturally more comfortable with large chef's knives versus a blade just over 3" long. But once I adapted I was stunned with how fine I could slice and dice with this little blade.

If there's a notable weakness in the ceramic performance it comes with the physical properties of ceramics. Ceramic is brittle. There's no flex to it. There are no ceramic boning knives for precisely that reason; they break with any shear pressure exerted on them.

Durability
Ceramic blades stay sharp for ridiculously long periods providing you don't drop them, attempt to bend them or expose the blades to other hard surfaces. You must use a cutting board and you can't use a dishwasher to clean them.

Design
The design of the Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife is extremely utilitarian. That's not to take anything away from them. They work perfectly within the limitations of the ceramic material exactly as designed.

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5.0

Almost too sharp.

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from Nutley, NJ

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

This knife is amazing for most purposes, not for everything. It is extremely sharp, light and makes quick work of any boneless, pit-less item. I have found it especially useful for ripe tomatoes, crusty breads and fish fillets. The blade really performs well with any vegetable or fruit without causing a metallic taste some steel knives can leave and without oxidation some steel knives can cause. Do NOT use this knife with bone-in meats like chicken since the blade can be chipped when attempting to cut through bones. And do NOT use on pit-filled fruits like peaches since the blade can get stuck in the pit and then chip when removing. However, once the bones or pits are removed, chop away!

Be careful with your fingers the first few uses. I never sliced a finger but I did shave a bit off my nails. The edge is really thin and sharp so a slight brush against anything will take off a little layer. There is a little practice needed but once you get familiar, the Kyocera will replace most of your knives. I already plan add the Kyocera Ceramic Peeler and Mandoline to my kitchen.

Comfort
Handle feels comfortable in the hand.

Performance
Sharpness unlike any other.

Durability
Even with careful use, still managed to find tiny chips on blade edge.

Design
Sleek and simple.

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4.0

Good looking knifes

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from Champaign, IL

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

The ceramic knife is stylish and light. I think it is sharper than traditional stainless steel knifes. It is durable and does not need to be shapen that often. I use it to chop vegetables and fruits. I really liked it. Another good thing is that it is easy to clean and you never need to worried about rusting. The bad thing is that sometimes you might think that the knife is not that sharp because it is not shiny and you might be less cautious when using it. And I am always worried about dropping it on the ground because I think ceramic is brittle. So I do not use it to chop meat or frozen food. And you have to be careful while cooking in the kitchen, never drop it on the floor! To me, the main drawback is that ceramic knifes are pricy. The price can be double or trible to traditional stainless steel ones. But I think it is really worth the price as it makes your kitchen looks much more stylish and modern. 

 
5.0

Kyocera Ceramic Pairing Knife is a cut above.

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from Big Island, VA

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

Kyocera first impressed me with ceramic peeler.  I was so happy with the sharpness of the ceramic peeler that when it came time to replace my pitiful pairing knife, I went with Kyocera pairing knifes. 

**Kyocera Ceramic Pairing Knives:**

super sharp

so light weight

easy to clean

no metallic taste

will never rust

have ergonomic (hand and finger friendly) design

We chop a lot of veggies at our house for salads, casseroles, soups and dip trays.  We slice fruit daily as an easy side dish and we core many fresh fruits to throw into smoothies.  My metal pairing knives had become dull, points were breaking and handles were shaking. 

After months of use, these Kyocera pairing knives are still super sharp and proving to be very durable.  Kyocera claims that their ceramic blades will last ten times longer.  Only time will tell but so far so good in our kitchen.  Some people have concerns about ceramic knives breaking.  We've not had this happen but we are careful cutters and always use a cutting board.

**Bonus:**  Kyocera pairing knives are dishwasher safe too. My metal pairing knives were not and so this is a big bonus for me.

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4.0

Must Have For Any Cook

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from Fairfax, VA

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

The kyocera knives are just amazing.  I purchased my first one not long ago, after attending a cooking class where it was used.   The set of knives I received as a wedding gift 8 years ago just weren't cutting it anymore.  (Haah - no pun intended).   The kyocera ceramic knife cuts through anything - so easily!  It makes coring, slicing, dicing, cutting anything such a breeze.   It is super sharp, so be careful not to injure yourself. (I have unfortunately knicked myself a few times).   These knives also stay sharper much longer than the average knife.  the only 2 downsides are 1/It is not dishwasher safe.  But, it only takes a few seconds to rinse it off after each use.  The other downside is you can't sharpen them yourself...but you have to send it away to the manufacturer to do so.  But I'm told they don't wear down often and it could be a year or 2 before there seems to be the need to do this.   If you cook alot and use veggies - onions, carrots, celery - alot, these knives are a must have.

 
5.0

Deadly Sharp and Lightweight

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

The cutting experience provided by Kyocera's ceramic line of knives is unlike any other.  The lightweight feel is unexpected but the grip and balance is very comfortable and allows one a safe hold.  The edge is unbelievably sharp and will do in even the tougher foods like tomatoes with tough skins or other soft-inside, tough-outside fruits and vegetables. It handles precise cuts with ease, such as paper thin garlic or celery, and even thin-cut meats, steaks, and chicken. It has stayed sharp the two years I've owned it, but I'm not clear if one can easily sharpen it at home if it does lose its edge. 

A few cons are that some cooks may prefer a heavier, weighted blade that can help with denser food items.  Also, dropping the knife on hard surfaces like the floor or into the sink may either chip or completely break the blade since it is composed of thin ceramic, so one has to be more careful.

 
5.0

Use this knife all the time!

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from Knoxville, TN

Comments about Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knife:

My Kyocera ceramic knife was a gift.  Didn't know what to think about this knife at first, being ceramic, but after using it and seeing how easily it cut so many things, I now love it and am on the search for more Kyocera's!  I do hand wash and dry it after each use.  It has never been in the dishwasher and still is as sharp as the day I got it!

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