With their headquarters in Kyoto, Japan the Kyocera Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. Kyocera started life in 1959 and was known as Kyoto Ceramic Company Ltd. Kyocera Corporation is the world’s leading brand in ceramic knives.
Kyocera knives were ceramic easter decoration launched in Japan in 1984. Despite their highly technical production, Kyocera believe nothing can replace skilled craftsmanship and many years experience, therefore all Kyocera ceramic knives are individually ground by hand.
Ceramic knives are extremely hard wearing and are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. Ceramic knives are astonishingly sharp and will not require home sharpening.
To sharpen your knives, contact your retailer where you purchased them from and they will give you the details of the manufacturer or distributor and they can be professionally sharpened. Do not attempt to sharpen your ceramic knives at home with a steel, manual or electric knife sharpener, this will damage the blade and invalidate any warranty on your ceramic knives.
Kyocera uses a zirconia ceramic material of high quality in its ceramic kitchen knife blades. This ensures long lasting extreme sharpness of your knives. Zirconia ceramic is also used for applications in aerospace the motor and medical industries.
Kyocera knives give you ultra lightweight knives, maintenance free ceramic knives, confidence in a brand leader of ceramic knives, unrelenting sharpness, exceptional purity and the perfect complement to your traditional steel knives.
Ceramic knives should not replace your steel knives, just compliment them. This will ensure that you have the best possible kitchen knife for every job in your kitchen.
The FK White series of knives is the best selling range from Kyocera. The range has a white ceramic blade with a black or coloured handle.
The superior ceramic material used in Kyocera knives gives every knife a better edge retention.
Ceramic knives offer a ceramic blade which has unprecedented purity. The surface of the ceramic blade is resistant to kitchen acids, salts and oils and resists germs. This makes the knife easy to clean. Ceramic knives can go into the dishwasher, however simply wash them by hand and dry them with a soft clean cloth, if they are hit by hard blows or knock against other items in the machine this will damage your ceramic knives.
Kyocera knives have a metal insert within the handle so they cannot pass undetected through metal detector scanners.
Ceramic knives are perfect for slicing boneless meats, fruits and vegetables and buy adding them to your collection of steel kitchen knives you will the perfect collection of kitchen knives.
Ceramic kitchen knives do not take the flavour or odour of the ingredients you are cutting.
Ceramic kitchen knives are extremely light weight which reduces manual fatigue when cutting for long periods of time which makes them extremely popular with professional chefs.
The following tips should be followed to ensure the long life of your ceramic knives:-
- Do not drop your ceramic knives onto the floor; the blade may snap or shatter.
- Do not use your ceramic knives for opening lids
- Do not tilt your ceramic knives when cutting
- Do not cut frozen foods or foods with bones with your ceramic knife
It is advisable to keep you ceramic knives in a knife block, rather than in your kitchen drawer. Your ceramic knives may become chipped when in contact with other kitchen knives and kitchen cutlery.
From the UK distributor Dexam International Ltd there are 9 Kyocera FK White Series ceramic knives available in the range.
Listed below are the knives currently available and what job they would be used for: