Ceramic Knives - SailNet Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 03-19-2015 Thread Starter
Bill SV Rangatira
 
Bill-Rangatira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tsehum Harbour BC Canada
Posts: 417
Thanks: 51
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Bill-Rangatira
Ceramic Knives

I have just gotten my first Kyocera Ceramic knife for galley use.
I must admit I'm impressed by the edge.
I am considering getting more.
Is there any downside to having these knive aboard?
They are sharp and dont rust ... big plus for that.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bill-Rangatira is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
░░░░░░░░░░
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 12,179
Thanks: 6
Thanked 170 Times in 167 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
Re: Ceramic Knives

Easily chipped, and when they do indeed get dull? A powered diamond sharpening grinder is recommended.

That probably could take down enough blade to get rid of small chips, too.

I bought and drank the KoolAide, was briefly impressed, but have gone back to good steel kept to a fine edge.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 17,134
Thanks: 21
Thanked 128 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Ceramic Knives

Personally I think they are great for onboard use. Our experience suggests they do keep a sharp edge longer than steel and after, I guess, five years or more of use I've yet to chip one. We have one of those pull through knife sharpeners which I know are universally condemned by the pros but they work for me, who is not a pro, just a plodder who likes to cook.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 522
Thanks: 9
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

I've chipped too many of them (dropping them, torquing them, dropping something on them, etc) to get more. Modern stainless is good if rust is a concern. I actually like carbon steel, even on a boat, because of how easily it takes and holds an edge.
IStream is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 4,127
Thanks: 25
Thanked 175 Times in 171 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

I have a few Kyrocera cuisenart and harbor freight. I am not all that impressed and prefer well maintained steel knives. French or Japanese steel. Ceramics are good for cutting high-tech lines.

Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk

1976 C&C 33
Project boat, lots of work to be done!
miatapaul is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 17,134
Thanks: 21
Thanked 128 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Ceramic Knives

I guess I'm just not as clumsy as some. I have two damaged knives at home. None on the boat. One is stainless, the other plain steel.

That said, we don't live aboard so are only on the boat for a couple of days a week. I'd guess that once we are full time we'll probably have all stainless if only because they are nicer to use.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,111
Thanks: 1
Thanked 224 Times in 186 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

Quote:
Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post

Ceramics are good for cutting high-tech lines.
That's the only thing I use them for, they're awesome for cutting spectra, if you're splicing Amsteel, or whatever...

Nothing better for that application, they're the choice of the pros, ceramics are what the crew of RAINMAKER grabbed to cut their hydraulic lines and running rigging in jettisoning their downed rig, after all...

:-)
Livia and mbianka like this.
JonEisberg is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
Posts: 3,042
Thanks: 9
Thanked 123 Times in 117 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

I love mine as a pocket knife, but I am not sure about their use for kitchen knives

Greg
Stumble is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Senior Member
 
Markwesti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: so cal
Posts: 873
Thanks: 97
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

They are out of stock right now , but when they get more I'm gettin' one .
Benchmark Ceramic Zirconia Framelock Folding Knife - Black Plain - Blade Play
tdw likes this.
Markwesti is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 14 Old 03-19-2015
Member
 
JimMcGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Posts: 2,033
Thanks: 89
Thanked 63 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Re: Ceramic Knives

Quote:
Originally Posted by white74 View Post
They are sharp and dont rust ... big plus for that.
We bought a basic Wustoff knife set for the boat back in 2008. Like Andrew we maintain them with a handheld sharpener. So far not a spec of rust on them. After nine years of weekend use they still look new.

I think you could use most any quality knife on board as long as you take care of them.

95 Catalina 30 Island Time

The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau
JimMcGee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Magma ceramic coated nested cookware mondofromredondo Pacific Seacraft 0 01-11-2014 01:04 PM
Ceramic Knife davidpm Gear & Maintenance 29 01-14-2013 04:19 AM
Galley counter-ceramic tiles QuickMick SailNet FAQ 10 10-07-2012 07:15 AM
Knives sailaway21 Gear & Maintenance 29 12-27-2006 04:49 PM
Epoxy and ceramic drynoc Gear & Maintenance 0 12-27-2005 12:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome