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Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP
 
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$249.95
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Type: Low Maintenance/Ceramic kitchen knives
About - Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP

The Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP is part of the kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives models like the KYOTOP Damascus HIP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cutting performance:
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

Handle comfort:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

Handle balance:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP
info Blade type Ceramic
info Prone to corrosion No
info Heavy No
info Bulky No
info Set size (pieces) open stock
info Knives missing from set None
info Warranty 5 yr.
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User Reviews - Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP
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5.0
Kyocera ceramic knifes are excellent!
6/1/2012
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Gifts
Veggies
Comment:
If you are vegetarian, this knife is excellent. You don't have to get the whole set. Just get one or two for under $100. Cuts fruits & veggies easily and ceramic doesn't react like metal does.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Kyocera Kyotop Chef's Knife
2/20/2012
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Dishwasher Safe
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I have been using a Kyocera Kyotop chef's knife with a 6 blade more or less daily for about 15 years. There is no difference at all in the appearance of the blade or of the well-finished wood handle.<br />The knife was originally as sharp as a razor; after all this time, without ever having been sharpened, honed, or stropped, it is nearly as sharp. The difference is in a number of nearly microscopic nicks in the edge. Since the knife came with an unlimited guarantee of free sharpening by the factory, I am just now sending it in. I was told today that the only charge is $10 for shipping.<br />I have used a variety of chef's knives. Stainless-steel blades are fine when new, but inevitably begin to lose sharpness after 6 months or so, and are a pain in the neck to get really sharp again. A good carbon-steel blade has to be sharpened much more often, but is very responsive to a steel or stone, and takes an edge as good as a stainless one. But this ceramic knife is the sharpest I have ever used, and needs no regular sharpening at all. <br />The knife I bought was the longest available at the time. They now sell one with a 8.25 blade, but I prefer at least a 9 blade for cutting ingredients in large quantity. I also use a heavy carbon-steel Chinese chef's knife for chopping, a 9 Chicago Cutlery chef's knife for dicing large amounts, etc. I also use a boning knife, since a ceramic chef's knife is the wrong shape, can be damaged by impact with bone, etc. I also don't use it for cutting on a metal or other hard surface. <br />All in all, although the ceramic knife has to be handled with more care than metal knives, it surpasses them in every other way.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Ceramic works
1/18/2012
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Dishwasher Safe
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Veggies
Comment:
The blades are super-sharp and cut through just about anything with ease, and clean up is a breeze.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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