If you’re thinking about buying a new ceramic knife for your kitchen, or even a ceramic hunting knife, there are many styles to choose from today. Ceramic knives offer many advantages over traditional steel. They’re incredibly sharp and do not dull very quickly and they will never rust or pit. Here are some of the most popular types of ceramic knives now available.
Ceramic Folding Knives
Folding knives are great multi-purpose tools, and ceramic vase the ceramic variety can cut through rope and string, slice fresh fruit, open boxes, come in handy during camping and more, all without losing its fine edge. Ceramic folding knives are also very popular among hunters, as their sharp blades make it easy to skin and dress game in the field.
Ceramic Hunting Knives
There are many types of hunting knives, many of which you can buy in ceramic. Because ceramic knives cannot be used for cutting into hard food or objects, don’t choose ceramic hunting knives for jobs that require splitting bone.
The drop point knife is one type of ceramic hunting knife you can use, which is very lightweight and small with a sharp edge that stays sharp about ten times longer than a steel blade. These knives have a wide drop point blade to quickly skin animals with the whole blade, not just the point.
Many hunters also appreciate a gut hook knife, which is a speciality knife for field dressing game. Ceramic gut knives have a unique shape with an elongated hook to make incisions in the abdomen and work very well as secondary knives in your arsenal.
Ceramic Kitchen Knives
Chef knives are one of the most useful types of kitchen knives you can buy, and one of the most popular types of ceramic knives. If you get only one ceramic kitchen knife, make it a chef’s knife. This style comes in many sizes and it’s used to chop and slice food with a large, broad blade that curves upward to rock the blade to mince food.
Paring knives are another popular style in ceramic and this style has a fine point for greater control. Utility knives are also available for miscellaneous jobs around the kitchen, whether it’s slicing boneless meat or large vegetables. Many people also find great use with a Santoku knife in ceramic. This Japanese version of the chef’s knife chops vegetables yet has a large, flat blade to scoop up the food and move it from the cutting board to the skillet.