Santoku knives have a staple in the kitchen for longer than anyone can remember, and for good reason too. Santoku refers to three specific kitchen tasks: mincing, dicing, and slicing and these knives are perfectly designed for just that.
You won’t have the curved blade usually found in chef knives, but that’s because the knife was specifically designed for preparing Japanese cuisines such as sushi, fish, and vegetables.
Good quality santoku knives are hard to come by, but one company has come up with one of the best ones in the market, and we take a look at this knife in this Zelite Infinity santoku review.
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A Design of Pure Class
First things first: this knife is designed beautifully.
On the blade itself is Zelite’s signature design. The beauty in the print on the blade is that it can barely be seen unless in the right light, but when the light hits the blade at the right angle, you can do nothing but just stare at the knife.
Aside from the intricate design on the blade, is a stunning black, round, and triple-riveted handle that complements the knife perfectly. The rivet in the middle has a great detailed design that does nothing but add to the handle’s subtle beauty.
Sharp and Durable
Saying that this product is durable would be a huge understatement.
The knife is made with famous Japanese super steel that is known for being one of the most durable knife materials on the planet.
To add even more durability are 66 layers of high-carbon stainless steel, which is known for having the strength and sharpness found in high-carbon, while also having the rust resistance of stainless steel, so rest assured that this knife will never rust as long as taken care of properly.
But durability is pointless in a knife unless the blade is sharp, and let me tell you, this Zelite’s santoku is definitely sharp.
The edge is sharpened to an angle of 12 degrees, which is way sharper than most knives on today’s market (regular knives are only sharpened to a 15-20 degree angle.
Never Worry About Food Sticking to the Knife
Remember the design on the blade I was talking about? Well, it does more than just make the knife look pretty, as it is actually a multi-layer Damascus pattern that was put there to make sure food won’t stick to your knife when using it in the kitchen.
The molten and wavy pattern that can be seen throughout the blade makes such a huge difference when using the knife.
Balance, Balance, Balance
No matter how sharp your knife is, it would be pointless if the tool feels uncomfortable in your hand. But that is definitely not the case with this product.
The knife is full tang, which means the blade runs all the way through to the handle, which gives the knife a respectable weight making slicing, mincing, and dicing a breeze.
The santoku feels incredibly balanced when holding it, and that balance and comfort is further amplified by the round handle that feels so natural in the hand, which is made of G10, a glass enforced resin material.
Not only does the G10 handle feel comfortable in the hand, but it’s also incredibly durable, yet another reason to fall in love with the knife.
Quality knives are really hard to come by, and great santoku knives that don’t require to bust the bank are even harder to find.
But luckily Zelite has given us one of the finest knives on the market today. So if you’re looking for a new addition to your knife arsenal, make sure to take a good look at the Zelite Infinity santoku!