The Benefits of Ceramic Blades

Posted by Safecutters on Apr 30th 2019

When you think of a utility knife, it is likely that you picture one with a metal blade. While heavy duty utility knives have strong blades that can get the job done, there is an option that may be better for those touch jobs that require a stronger blade. You may have heard about ceramic blades, but if not, we wanted to take some time to talk about them a bit.


At Safecutters, we have an entire collection of utility knives with ceramic blades. But why would you want a ceramic knife? There are several different benefits that ceramic blades can offer. We are going to be discussing some of the benefits in this blog. Read on to learn more and be sure to shop through our collection of ceramic blades to find the perfect one for you!

The Material

Ceramic blades are not made with the fragile and easily breakable ceramic that you are likely imagining. These blades are made with zirconium oxide. This is a strong material that works great in utility knives. Zirconium oxide has a hardness level that is higher than steel, which is a huge benefit. Because of steel’s softness, it dulls quickly, which means it is sharpened to an unsafe level.

Beneficial Properties

No matter what industry you are a part of, ceramic blades can be beneficial. They have a variety of properties that makes them a great option. Some of these properties include:

  • Non-magnetic
  • Non-conductive
  • Non-sparking
  • Non-porous
  • Safe up to 1600 degrees Celsius

These properties make ceramic blades a great option no matter the use. If you run into issues with your current metal blades, making the switch to ceramic may be a great choice!

Another advantage that ceramic has over steel is that it is chemically inert. Why is this important? When you cut with a metal blade, there is a chance of a chemical reaction. With a ceramic blade, you can avoid this and your blade will also have a strong defense against harmful bacteria. Rust is another issue that you don’t have to worry about with ceramic, where as metal requires a special lubricant to avoid premature rusting.


Steel blades are extremely sharp and can easily cut skin. Ceramic blades are less sharp but just as effective, if not more, and can keep you and your employees safe. All of our ceramic utility knives are Slice brand. Slice ceramic blades are designed to effectively cut different materials but will resist cutting the skin. While it is not impossible to cut yourself with a ceramic blade from Slice, it does require a ton of force, which make these blades safer than others.

Utility knives with ceramic blades could be just what you are looking for. If you are looking for something that is stronger than steel and does not cause you issues, we suggest trying ceramic blades. These are only a few of the many benefits that ceramic blades can provide you. Be sure to shop through the collection of ceramic blades that Safecutters has to offer! Contact us with any questions you may have about these products or the benefits of ceramic blades.