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Micro Serrated Blade Provides Great Grip on Food and Cuts Clean

KYOCERA Releases New Bread and Slicing Knife

February 27, 2007

Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) is pleased to announce that it will release a bread and slicing knife designed for cutting soft, hard-to-cut foods, making an addition to the kitchen product lineup developed in the applied ceramics field.

Bread and Slicing Knife
Bread and Slicing Knife


Product Specifications

Product name

Bread and Slicing Knife
Model No. FKR-180P WH FKR-180P WHX
High Grade R Grip
Size Total length 310mm x width 33mm x thickness 20mm,
Weight 83g
Color of handle Dark blue Black
Blade material Fine ceramics
Handle material Polypropylene Polypropylene olefinic elastomer
Price Open price 7,350 yen (including tax)
Release date To be released on March 1, 2007 in famous department stores, mass merchandise outlets and DIY stores nationwide
Sales target 5,000 knives/month


Background
Baking bread at home has become increasingly popular. This trend has generated growing demand for bread knives, in addition to the Santoku Knife. In response, Kyocera has added a Bread and Slicing knife for soft, hard-to-cut foods, such as bread or cakes. It joins the Revolution Ceramic Knife Series, Kyocera's popular series of ceramic knives. The knife features a micro serrated blade that employs Kyocera's unique technologies, track record in this market and its know-how with ceramic knives. The knife is perfect for cutting foods that have traditionally been difficult to cut cleanly, including fresh bread and thick sandwiches without generating bread crumbs.

Product Feature
1. Unique micro serrated blade
Kyocera developed the first ceramic knife with a micro serrated blade on its surface. Kyocera micro serrated knives are subjected to a special polishing treatment to ensure a great grip on soft food. The fine waveform blade, the each cutting point is 0.8mm, is designed to produce fewer bread crumbs and to slice difficult-to-handle foods that have a soft texture, such as tomatoes and ham, without unnecessary force.

2. Handle designed for a comfortable grip
The round handle fits comfortably in the hand and provides a good, stable grasp. Lightweight and snug fitting, the handle facilitates the cutting process, and reduces fatigue during repeating cutting tasks.

Reference
Release of chef's knife
Kyocera has also released a chef's knife, with a 180-mm blade, one of the longest blades in the company history, which is convenient for cutting large vegetables, meat blocks, and fresh fish. Kyocera released the Chef's Knife in response to demand for a longer knife. With advice from Ms. Junko Takagi, a cooking teacher, the slim and beautiful shaped chef's knife offers excellent usability, the result of a relentless pursuit of a slim knife that maintains its balance of lightweight ceramic blade and handle when it is gripped.

Ceramic Knife Revolution Series
Kyocera started selling ceramic knives in 1985. Unique features include a rust-free, easy care and odor-free. The materials and other features of the knives continued to be improved, resulting in the Revolution Series in 2004. Since then, the Revolution Series has gained in popularity. The Kyocera lineup now incorporates six types of knives in total, including a fruit cutting knife with a 110-mm blade for peeling fruit and vegetables and a knife with a 180-mm blade.

*Revolution Series has 15 kitchen knives with six types of products in total.



Lineup of Revolution Series
Product name Utility Slicing Santoku Chef's Bread & Slicing
Blade size 110mm 130mm 140mm 160 mm 180mm 180mm
Application and use Peeling fruit and vegetables Cutting vegetables, meat blocks, and fresh fish Cutting large vegetables, meat blocks, and fresh fish Slicing and cutting bread, cake, ham, and tomatoes