A favorite with professional and hobby chefs, the Kyocera Kyotop Damascus Ceramic Chef's Knife ($205) offers beauty with durability and functionality. The strength and density of the Kyotop's ceramic blade allow it to be to be sharpened with diamond wheels, resulting in a razor-sharp edge that lasts up to ten times longer than standard steel blades. Even better, the ceramic construction is lightweight and has a natural resistance to acids, juices, oils, salts and other elements, even rusts.