Ceramic kitchen knives are characterized by the slightness and the lightness. Firing and hardening some inorganic substance, you can make Ceramic. Those knives are almost made of zirconia (ZrO2).
To say simply, the ones are so thin and light that you can easily commune with cookery even if you were a little unsure of your physical strength. No need to be worried that smell of metal might move to food stuff because it is no metal. Moreover, those are meant to be safe from rust and acidity. Namely, ceramic kitchen knives are really helpful in cooking with ease.
Kyocera is the great expert of ceramic ones in Japan, you know. They are very famous as a kitchenware company and also synthetic gem. Zirconia is often used for jewelry, not just kitchen knives. The fact is supposed to make it clear why they produce ceramic knives.
Sorry, but most of their products are manufactured in China. Then, you can get them by four figures.
Fine Premier Excellent Ceramic Knife (14 cm)
Blade Length: 140 mm
Weight: about 90 g
Price: 17,000 JPN (tax in)
However, their highest ones are made in Japan. That is a series of “Fine Premier Excellent.” Ceramic knives are vulnerable to something hard like pumpkins. Therefore, on the series, they strengthen their knives by 20 %. It will let the users feel kind of relieved.
“Fine Premier Excellent” knives are perfectly the same as ceramic ones, but. It means they are unable to be grinded as usual knives and you need to buy “Diamond Sharpener” separately instead of a whetstone. So I guess it is kind of difficult to recommend…