Are you looking for a great gift for your foodie friend who has everything? Here’s a great idea – a Miyako Ceramic knife. These are ceramic knives. Ceramic blades are made of an advanced ceramic called zirconium oxide. Zirconium oxide registers at an 8.2 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. This is just under diamonds which tops out at 10. Find out how ceramic knives rank amongst other materials on the hardness scale.
I loved the presentation of this knife – it came in a beautiful black box, and the sharp white blade reminded me of a pearl necklace the way it stood out against the black! For the Holidays you can even choose to have them elegantly wrap it to make it look even more elegant.
I got to try their chef’s knife, and once I got over my initial fear of it, it has quickly become my go-to knife! We have good quality knives already, but the ceramic blade makes chopping jobs go even more smoothly. I also love that they have detailed instructions on how to hold and use each knife – I learned a lot by reading that page!
Although I think anyone would enjoy this knife, I think someone who cooks a lot will truly appreciate its’ elegance and the way it handles. While it isn’t fragile, it does take some special care – you can’t just throw it in a drawer after using! I’ve actually ended up keeping mine in the box it came in on top of my counters, since the box is so nice.
This knife makes slicing veggies a breeze, and I love that the sharpness should be retained for a long time! It’s really easy to clean as well – very little sticks to it, and the little bit that does slides right off with a quick swipe.
You can buy Miyako Ceramic knives on their website or from Amazon. Be sure to connect with them on facebook and twitter as well! They had some great promotions last weekend, I’m sure they will have even more over the Holidays! Amazon still has a great price for a 3-piece gift set – $64.99 for a chef, paring, and utility knife!
**I received the above product for review purposes. No other compensation was received, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.