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ZELITE Brand Kitchen Knives

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by The Burgh, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. The Burgh

    The Burgh Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Any users out there in BF-land who care to comment with opinions, reviews or comments?

    From my cursory research, the personal appeals are: damascus-like appearance, choices of good steels, some damascus, Japanese or German steel, very ergonomic handles (some with mosaic pins), deep-tapered bolsters, full-tang construction, family-owned business, assemblage and finishing in wholly-owned/operated factory, lifetime/money back guarantee. Comparative pricing makes these seemingly high-value purchases.

    Edit: Discovered that there are choices of steel blades: VG 10 core, AUS 10 core, AUS 8 and X50 CR MoV15. Not aware of other brands which allow steel choices.

    (Looking for knife lovers who might have something to say to temper all those glowing reviews on that "river" shopping site.)
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  2. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Never heard of that brand!
    if you like Euro style production chef knives, Buy Wusthof Classic Ikon knives.. Great quality knives that will last you a VERY long time! About the best before getting Custom made ones IMHO
  3. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Huge numbers of glowing reviews are usually a warning sign. For that particular brand, total number of Amazon reviews has skyrocketed in just the past month (check them on Fakespot.com), so I guess they are either selling a LOT of knives to very happy people very suddenly, or else the reviews are manufactured.
  4. The Burgh

    The Burgh Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Yep, the "too-good-to-be-true" rule might apply here, so I thought my BF brethern might help out here.

    Far as I can tell, the brand is only ~ 4 years old. If so, lack of familiarity might be explainable.
  5. scott.livesey


    Nov 10, 2011
    looks to be basic low to midrange priced knives. would nice to see one in person. $50 for a basic 8" X50CrMoV15 chef's knife aint bad. check with amazon before buying and see what return policy is. just another chinese kitchen knife with a fancy ad.
  6. The Burgh

    The Burgh Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Yep, Chinese factory which will bother some. (Chinese location is home to centuries of knife-making.) However, built, owned and operated by Zelite.

    Please understand, I am not promoting these knives. Merely considering a purchase and looking for usage experiences.
  7. scott.livesey


    Nov 10, 2011
    just saying beware. last year it was Kamikoto, cool website with videos, tons of promises, high prices followed by big discounts, ok basic knives made in China. see one in person, be touchy feely with in, then decide.

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