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    A Moose In Love Guest

    Default Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped
    when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. As soon as it
    hit bone it chipped. It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    it broke off. I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    chip during intermittent cutting. They are not made for a good depth
    of cut (roughing). They are made for finishing. Ceramics are
    harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.

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    jay Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    A Moose In Love <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped



    Yep.. hipped by Ming Tsai. It's all Bull ****.. it is one of the
    lousiest kitchen gimmick "tools" ever! Good letter opener, maybe.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    On Jun 8, 12:36*pm, A Moose In Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. *It chipped
    > when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. *As soon as it
    > hit bone it chipped. *It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > it broke off.



    Thanks for convincing me I don't need to waste my money.

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    A Moose In Love <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped
    > when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. As soon as it
    > hit bone it chipped. It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > it broke off. I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    > light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    > chip during intermittent cutting. They are not made for a good depth
    > of cut (roughing). They are made for finishing. Ceramics are
    > harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.



    A Moose In Love,

    My ceramic knife can just about cut through steak practically just by
    gravity, without sawing.

    I cut myself a day or two after owning it, almost down to the bone. It
    quickly hurt like heck and blood surfaced but the cut was so fine, my
    flesh healed up in seconds! It was quite something to witness!!!

    A ceramic paring knife, I don't see the point, excuse the pun.

    Best,

    Andy

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    On Jun 8, 9:36*am, A Moose In Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. *It chipped
    > when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. *As soon as it
    > hit bone it chipped. *It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > it broke off. *I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    > light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    > chip during intermittent cutting. *They are not made for a good depth
    > of cut (roughing). *They are made for finishing. * *Ceramics are
    > harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.


    yup......very sharp, cut beautifully, breathe on it and it breaks....

    not worth the expense.

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    A Moose In Love Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    On Jun 8, 1:35*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > A Moose In Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. *It chipped
    > > when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. *As soon as it
    > > hit bone it chipped. *It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > > it broke off. *I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    > > light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    > > chip during intermittent cutting. *They are not made for a good depth
    > > of cut (roughing). *They are made for finishing. * *Ceramics are
    > > harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.

    >
    > A Moose In Love,
    >
    > My ceramic knife can just about cut through steak practically just by
    > gravity, without sawing.
    >
    > I cut myself a day or two after owning it, almost down to the bone. It
    > quickly hurt like heck and blood surfaced but the cut was so fine, my
    > flesh healed up in seconds! It was quite something to witness!!!
    >
    > A ceramic paring knife, I don't see the point, excuse the pun.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    That's punny.

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    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    RE: Subject

    It's reputation preceded it.

    I passed.

    Lew




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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    On 6/8/2010 12:54 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Jun 8, 12:36 pm, A Moose In Love<parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >> I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped
    >> when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. As soon as it
    >> hit bone it chipped. It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    >> it broke off.

    >
    >
    > Thanks for convincing me I don't need to waste my money.


    FWIW, Bed Bath and Beyond has a pair of ceramic knifes for something
    like 30 bucks--while the shapes and handles may not be anybody's ideal,
    they have the basic properties--give you an idea of what they're like
    without breaking the bank.

    If you are only going to have one knife then you don't want it to be
    ceramic, if you have an empty hole in a big knife block a ceramic blade
    may be a good choice to fill it, with the understanding that it's a
    specialized tool.

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    A Moose In Love Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    On Jun 9, 10:42*am, "J. Clarke" <jclarke.use...@cox.net> wrote:
    > On 6/8/2010 12:54 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > > On Jun 8, 12:36 pm, A Moose In Love<parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >> I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. *It chipped
    > >> when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. *As soon as it
    > >> hit bone it chipped. *It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > >> it broke off.

    >
    > > Thanks for convincing me I don't need to waste my money.

    >
    > FWIW, Bed Bath and Beyond has a pair of ceramic knifes for something
    > like 30 bucks--while the shapes and handles may not be anybody's ideal,
    > they have the basic properties--give you an idea of what they're like
    > without breaking the bank.
    >
    > If you are only going to have one knife then you don't want it to be
    > ceramic, if you have an empty hole in a big knife block a ceramic blade
    > may be a good choice to fill it, with the understanding that it's a
    > specialized tool.


    It's a specialized tool, and there are different grades of ceramics.
    I probably had a cheap grade from China. The paring knife itself was
    very cheap and seemed like a bargain. It wasn't.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jun 8, 9:36 am, A Moose In Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped
    >> when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. As soon as it
    >> hit bone it chipped. It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    >> it broke off. I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    >> light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    >> chip during intermittent cutting. They are not made for a good depth
    >> of cut (roughing). They are made for finishing. Ceramics are
    >> harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.

    >
    > yup......very sharp, cut beautifully, breathe on it and it breaks....
    >
    > not worth the expense.



    They aren't quite that delicate. I have had ceramic knives for more than
    10 years. We chipped the end off one of them shortly after we got it,
    but it is still quite usable. We bought one for my mother and after she
    died I got it back. I found a special sharpening for them last year and
    touched them up. They are once again razor sharp and I find them quite
    useful. But you do have to be careful with them. No bones, no hard
    plastic, no prying, no ice chipping or cutting frozen things, don't drop
    them. You can easily live without them, but they can be very handy when
    you need a really sharp knife and don't want to have to sharpen it all
    the time.

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Anyone have experience with ceramic blades?

    A Moose In Love wrote:
    >
    > I bought a ceramic blade paring knife about 3 months ago. It chipped
    > when I was cutting the rib tips off of some back ribs. As soon as it
    > hit bone it chipped. It dropped on the floor a week ago, and half of
    > it broke off. I should know better being a machinist; ceramics take a
    > light cut with not much in the way of cutting forces; they'll break/
    > chip during intermittent cutting. They are not made for a good depth
    > of cut (roughing). They are made for finishing. Ceramics are
    > harder and much more brittle than even very hard steels.


    That matches my own experience with my first Boker ceramic knife. Yet
    now we have a set of Boker ceramic and my wife loves them. She is
    careful with them and so far has not chipped any.

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