Utility knives are a must have in the kitchen. In between the size of a chef’s knife and a paring knife, a utility knife can be used for so many different kitchen activities that it would be a sin not to include it in your arsenal.
There a multitude of great utility knives out there, but the one from Zelite’s Alpha Royal series definitely stands out. And we take a look at all the great things about this knife in this Zelite Infinity utility knife review.
A Premium Design
If there’s one thing that Zelite Infinity has perfected, it would have to be knife design.
Their utility knife comes with their signature Tsunami Rose Damascus pattern along the blade. When it gets hit by light at the right angle, the blade will stun anyone who looks at it. To add to that is an amazingly crafted, triple riveted, “humpback” handle that one can only find with Zelite Infinity knives.
The tapered bolster makes the knife’s silhouette look incredibly beautiful while also making the knife incredibly balanced and comfortable.
Comfort and Functionality
While handle’s shape definitely looks good, it also fits perfectly in the hand, to make kitchen tasks a joy to do.
The innovative “humpback” design came into fruition by consulting numerous experts and physicians to make the most comfortable handle imaginable. The handle is composed of 27 different pieces to ensure durability and comfort when using the knife, which would be needed to help balance the knife because it’s full tang.
Full tang means that the blade runs throughout the entire knife, all the way to the tip of the handle. This gives the knife more weight, durability, and balance to help you do whatever kitchen task you need.
From blade to handle, every piece of this knife is designed to stand the test of time.
For starters, the knife uses 45 layers Japanese super steel, which is known for being super sharp, while also being incredibly strong and rust resistant.
It would also go without saying that the handle is as durable as it is comfortable. The handle is made of military grade G10, a combination of glass and resin, and is known for being one of the toughest materials in the world, giving us all the more reason to love this knife.
By using only the most premium materials to construct the blade, Zelite Infinity was able to sharpen the knife to an incredibly fine angle of 12 degrees, which compared to most other knives that are sharpened to only 15 degrees, is much sharper.
The reason that the knife can be sharpened to a point that fine is because of the multiple layers of durable hard steel that go into the knife’s construction.
This sharpness really comes in handy when performing tasks usually done with utility knives.
Utility knives are one of the most versatile kitchen blades to have. Serving as the perfect middle ground between a paring and chef’s knife, a utility knife can be used to slice medium-sized vegetables, cheeses, different types of meat, sandwiches, and basically anything too small of a chef’s knife.
This is why quality utility knives are always sought after, and not a lot can make one better than Zelite Infinity.