Made in China. Kitchen Dao is a leader in the high-quality ceramic knife market... New in the original packaging.
Six Piece Ceramic Kitchen Set - Includes 6" slicing, 5" Santoku, 5" utility, 4" paring, peeler and acrylic countertop knife rest. Knives feature white ceramic blade and black non-slip rubberized handle. Designed for right or left hand use. Ideal for slicing and/or dicing vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, bread and more.
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The Art of Ceramic Knife Making
Ceramic knife blades of various forms have been around for a decade or so in production knives. They have the advantage that the ceramic they are made from (usually some form of aluminum or zirconium oxide) is extremely hard. Not as hard as diamond, but fairly close if you believe the marketing. This means that it can be made extremely sharp and will not wear down and blunt the way a steel blade will. The downside, of course, is that it can't be sharpened easily since finding something hard enough to grind the blade to sharpen it is difficult, usually they have to be sent back to the factory to be sharpened.
Ceramic blades mostly find their applications in cookware, where the fact that they are non metallic and won't taint food or corrode in the presence of acids is useful. Cooking blades also tend to be relatively gently used and can command a relatively high price. The biggest downfall of ceramic blades, and the reason you won't find them in swords, is that they are extremely brittle and if you hit them they will shatter. The manufacturing process of ceramic blades also appears to limit the effective size of pieces to the large kitchen knife scale, or about 10 inches long. Part of this may be that the leverage of a longer blade makes it that much easier to break.
Kitchen Dao Knives
"Kitchen Dao" is a subsidiary of Hundred Industrial Co., Ltd. incorporated in 1999. Their concept is to create a kitchen work environment that is conducive to a healthy life. Located in the scenic national tourist city of Yangjiang, the company's headquarters is equipped with a full range of production equipment, their plant extending over an area of 16,943 square meters. In April 2006 the company passed the ISO9001: 2000 quality system certification and currently holds 25 patents, including two for the USA.
Since 2004 Kitchen DAO has been involved in the high-quality ceramic knife market, and through innovation and quality control was able to open markets in the United States, Germany, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Because of its "honesty-oriented, technology-driven, comprehensive services" business philosophy the Company, over the years, has established long-term business partnerships with industry leaders like Outdoor Edge, Hen & Rooster, Boker, Linder and other European and American brands.
(NOTE: These knives are not recommended for prying, scraping, throwing, or boning due to hardness of blade. If dropped they could break. Misuse of these knives will void the warranty!)
IF YOU TREAT THE CERAMIC KNIVES RIGHT, YOU'LL GET A LIFETIME OF USE AND ENJOYMENT OUT OF THEM - THEY ARE PRACTICALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE! REMEMBER THOUGH, NOT TO "DROP THEM", "CHOP" WITH THEM OR, TRY TO USE THEM AS "CAN OPENERS".
WE DO NOT SELL WEAPONS TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. THESE ARE REAL WEAPONS AND AS SUCH THEY ARE VERY SHARP AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE TREATED WITH CARE. BE CAREFUL TO NEVER PUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE IN DANGER. RED DOT MARKETING SOLUTIONS, LLC d/b/a RDMS, ITS EMPLOYEES AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSS INCURRED BY USE OR MISUSE OF ANY MERCHANDISE SOLD ON THIS SITE. IT IS THE PURCHASERS' RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND/OR STATUTES. PURCHASE OF MERCHANDISE IMPLIES AGREEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE.