Founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera (Kyoto + ceramic) began with the ambition to manufacture and sell innovative, high-quality products using advanced materials. Today after 40 years of growing, Kyocera is an extremely diversified global enterprise manufacturing state-of-the-art high-tech products like advanced ceramic kitchen cutlery, solar energy panels, wireless phones, medical and dental products, lenses, semi-conductors and electronic components, and more. Kyocera’s advanced ceramic household knives are purer, hold an edge longer, and actually weigh less compared to high carbon steel cutlery. The advantages found in these blades come from the company’s proprietary ceramic formula: Zirconia 206. Along with ushering in new technologies and innovation, Kyocera still practices green measures to protect the environment and life.