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New sharpener for steel knives

Kyocera ceramic kitchen products

(PresseBox) (Kyoto/ Neuss, ) The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, which specializes in fine ceramic products, is expanding its portfolio of ceramic kitchen products to include a sharpener for steel knives. A ceramic grinding wheel forms the centrepiece of this product that enables users to sharpen their steel blades with virtually no effort at all.

The decisive feature of a kitchen knife is the sharpness of its blade. Using the ceramic sharpener from Kyocera, now amateur cooks can also make sure that their steel knives remain in prime condition. The application is straightforward to use: with a simple to and fro movement, the sharpener takes care of coarse and fine grinding in one operation without any water.

Thanks to the transparent cover on the grinder, users have a clear view of the blade during the grinding operation, which helps them to obtain optimum results. Cleaning afterwards is simply carried out under running water.

The knife sharpener with the ceramic insert has been specially developed for and is exclusively intended for use with steel blades. It has been registered as a patent by Kyocera and is immediately available from well-stocked retailers as well as from the online shop at It costs €16.95 (RRP) and comes in a choice of red or black.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the Kyocera Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. The strategically important divisions in the Kyocera Group, which comprises 189 subsidiaries, are information and communications technologies, products to increase the quality of life, and environmentally friendly products. The technology group is also one of the largest producers of solar energy systems worldwide.

With a workforce of 66,496 employees, Kyocera posted net sales of approximately €8.16 billion in fiscal year 2008. The products marketed by the company in Europe include laser printers, digital copying systems, microelectronic components, fineceramic products and complete solar systems. The corporation has two independent companies in the Federal Republic of Germany: the Kyocera Mita Deutschland GmbH in Meerbusch and the Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH in Neuss and Esslingen.

The company also takes a lively interest in cultural affairs. The Kyoto Prize, one of the most prominent international awards, is presented each year by the Inamori Foundation, once established by Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori, to individuals and groups worldwide for their outstanding human achievement (€300,000 prize amounts).