The Infinity’s blade is quite curved toward its tip, allowing you to easily rock it back and forth for creative techniques (such as the rolling technique outlined in our Use and Care Guide). It is also beneficial that the blade levels off toward its sweet spot so that you can chop with ease.
All About Balance and Control
Far too often, companies place the bulk of the weight in the blade, opting for plastic or wooden handles which cannot match the heaviness of the blade’s metal. This makes it difficult to gain proper control over your knife as you move it around, causing the knife to pull your hand in one direction or another as you attempt the various techniques chef’s knives are known for.
The Zelite Infinity is well balanced to keep that control within your own hands. First, its blade is full tang, which means that the metal from the blade continues up into the handle, all the way to the butt of the knife. While this offers more balance, the blade is still thicker and, thus, heavier. To counter this problem, Zelite added a steel cap on the end of the handle.
Many chef’s knives feature a bolster (a piece of metal between the handle and the blade) to give you something to hold onto as you perform some of the more intricate tasks many people like to attempt with a chef’s knife. The problem with most of those knives, however, is that their bolsters are often round and difficult to hold onto. The Infinity’s bolster, on the other hand, has been formed specifically to fit your fingers so that you may pinch it with ease and without worrying that your fingers may slip.
A Great Find
Overall, the weight, strength, durability, sharpness and balance of this chef’s knife, in addition to its beautiful appeal, are what granted it the “Best in Class” position in our “Top Three Chef’s Knives” list.