Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

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Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby bigfatross » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:06 pm

Hi Gang,
I hone my wife's kitchen knifes a lot!
My wife is a GREAT cook but man is she though on a knife, cuts things on a cutting board scrapes the board with the blade edge to transfer contents in to another bowl (after I tell her to flip the knife over and use the blade spine not the edge to scrape). Cuts into meat and after hitting the bone slices one or two more times for good measure. Cuts that thick plastic packaging that you almost need a bomb to open.
I think she does this on purpose to get even with me when I don't take my shoes off at the back door, and a little piece of grass or dirt falls on the kitchen floor, or should I say "HER" kitchen floor.

I just wanted to know if any of you have used a ceramic kitchen knife? If so how do you like them, do they hold an edge? Do you sharpen them on any thing special or just trash them when they get dull? Is there a difference in ceramic blades / manufacturer? Harbor Freight is down the street from me and has them on sale at a reasonable price. I might pick one up and let the war department stress test it. Any pros or cons, please let us know
Thanks in advance Ross

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby JerrBear » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:16 am

Mr. bigfatross,

I have a ceramic knife (Yoshi Blade). Think I got sucked into buying it from a slick TV ad. Didn't notice it to be any sharper than a steel blade. I don't cook muchness. The blade lost it's edge rather quickly. I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I buy another...
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby bigfatross » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Ldelandy wrote:is the ceramic knife can be use also in chopping pork? or its only for vegetables and fruits??

Both as far as I know........ You can probably even chase your Husband around the kitchen table with it, like my wife does :D

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby bigfatross » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:49 pm

JerrBear wrote:Mr. bigfatross,

I have a ceramic knife (Yoshi Blade). Think I got sucked into buying it from a slick TV ad. Didn't notice it to be any sharper than a steel blade. I don't cook muchness. The blade lost it's edge rather quickly. I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I buy another...

Thanks JerrBear , yeah probably to good to be true type of thing,I'm going to hold off on getting one. THANKS

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby Djerman » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:41 pm

bigfatross wrote:Hi Gang,
I hone my wife's kitchen knifes a lot!
My wife is a GREAT cook but man is she though on a knife, cuts things on a cutting board scrapes the board with the blade edge to transfer contents in to another bowl (after I tell her to flip the knife over and use paris cdg transfer the blade spine not the edge to scrape). Cuts into meat and after hitting the bone slices one or two more times for good measure. Cuts that thick plastic packaging that you almost need a bomb to open.
I think she does this on purpose to get even with me when I don't take my shoes off at the back door, and a little piece of grass or dirt falls on the kitchen floor, or should I say "HER" kitchen floor.

I just wanted to know if any of you have used a ceramic kitchen knife? If so how do you like them, do they hold an edge? Do you sharpen them on any thing special or just trash them when they get dull? Is there a difference in ceramic blades / manufacturer? Harbor Freight is down the street from me and has them on sale at a reasonable price. I might pick one up and let the war department stress test it. Any pros or cons, please let us know
Thanks in advance Ross

personally, ceramic knifes is very convenient

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby JerrBear » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:20 pm

Come on guys - Help Mr. bigfatross outness. I know there are a lot of you out there that have a LOT more experience with ceramic knives than MOI...
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby whippersnapper » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:38 am

I have never owned one.

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Postby sammy da blade » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:43 am

Just seems to me that it might break under pressure, guess metal will too but don't see one in my future.
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:39 am

From what I understand, you sharpen a ceramic knife by using a diamond stone or diamond stick. A few passes on a diamond "stone/stick" at the proper angle will put an edge back on a ceramic blade. It takes the same precision angle as one would use on a white stone or ceramic stick with either a carbon or stainless steel blade.

As it is with every sharpening method, it's a matter of both tools and technique.
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby gravknife » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:56 am

Ross
I dont have any ceramic kitchen knives but bought this boker some years ago.
Linerlock razor sharp I mean hair shaving sharp.Titanium scales and 9" overall light as a feather,sharp as an ex wifes tongue.
I cant attest to heavy usage though as in a kitchen chopping meat,hitting bone etc but its at least 10 years old and retains its edge .
I love the look of ceramics and definitely their sharpness .
Im glad you posted this as id love to know how to sharpen mine.
Again sorry its not a kitchen blade.
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby sammy the blade » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:39 pm

I like that knife! Where did you buy it at?
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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby gravknife » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:21 pm

Amazingly Sammy in good ole england. :)
It's a Boker Magnum plus 01BO035 model ceramic knife
It was about 2009 I think from a knife supplier here.It's still pretty mint,solid lock up beautifully built and as I said razor Sharp out of the box being ceramic.
There on sale at chefdepot,in the US at $69.95 ,or 82.95 dollars with carbon fibre instead of titanium,but these are beautifully made,smooth action and lightweight .
Have a look mate,but you'd probably get a good switchblade for 70 dollars.
Cool knives though,I'm always afraid of dropping it point first, :)

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby oregon » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:52 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuy2pd5rFBU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MUQWA5CjzVw

I had a box of these, black and green handled ones, lost em all. If anyone has access to one please ping me. I would love to re up. POTENT PK2-WO2 Zirconia + ABS Folding Ceramic Knife - Green + White

I carried it most of the time and used it to prepare fruit for consumption. Cleaned up fast and sure, pivot was only metal, carried lite lite lite, one hand opener and closure, inexpensive, big enough, always sharp, white blade and green handle were both a plus.

An enthusiast in Jakarta sent me one. He bot it there in an ACE hardware store. ACE in North America couldn't get them. I contacted the mfg and acquired directly. His production team were friends and neighbors in his garage/shop. I wanted a business relationship but, unfortunately, couldn't get him to produce a consistently one-hand-opener-friendly product. Since out of production AFAIK. !@#$%

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Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

Postby kwackster » Mon May 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Currently doing a review on a ceramic kitchen knife: http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/fore ... e.1206014/


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