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For those who want to try something different from traditional chef knives, the Global knife will satisfy you in terms of appearance and functionality.
The design of the Global knife is a revolutionary and stunning chef knife, with a modern and sleek look that will impress the ordinary chef knife user. The signature of the Global knife is the dimpled handle which breaks the simplicity of the uniformed stainless look with detailed molding in the handle.
The hundreds of small pockets of dimples on the handle prevents wet hands from sliding off the knife, making for a secure grip. The handle is more suitable to small-sized hands. Also, the Global knife gets rid of the bolster that is supposed to create good balance for a knife. Instead, a precise amount of sand is injected into the dimpled handle, creating a perfect balance whenever you are maneuvering the knife.
Another striking feature of Global knife is that the blade is made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. Molybdenum is known for increasing hardness and preventing brittleness. Vanadium resists wear and tear and allows the blade to keep a very sharp edge. The molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel that is popular with other Japanese chef knives is recommended especially for beginners because it holds its edge longer and resists corrosion very well.
The Global knife is very different from traditional forged European chef knives in many ways. The forged knives usually have full-tang and bolster, which adds extra weight to the knife and makes the knife hefty. Their blades tend to be big and thick as well. On the other hand, a machined knife like the Global knife is very light and thin without any extra weight like a knife containing full-tang and bolster. If you have a chance of using the Global knife, you will be surprised by how light the knife can be.
Additionally, the Global knife boasts a razor-like edge. The blade is face-ground with a long taper, which makes the blade hold its sharp edge longer than the blade with a short bevel. You should use additional care and attention when using your Global knife in order to prevent unnecessary cuts.
If you are looking for a new experience in the kitchen, the Global chef knife will impress you with their razor-like sharpness, light-weight, and sophisticated modern look.
Reviews from Global G-2 – 8 inch Chef's Knife Users
Having used this knife for several years now, my initial impressions haven't changed. This is still my favorite knife for most tasks. I maintain it regularly with a steel and it is as sharp as it ever was. I have found though that for certain tasks like cutting slits into an onion for dicing or cutting root vegetables, I do prefer a heavier knife (that's why I bought another forged global knife), but that is just personal preference. All in all, a great general purpose kitchen knife.
At heart I am a traditionalist and the appearance of the Global range had put me off them. Fortunately I recently read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and noted his ringing endorsement of the Global range. I decided to buy the 8-inch chef's knife to see how I got on with it. I have never looked back!
The knife has excellent ergonomic design. It is well balanced, readily gripped when wet and astoundingly sharp. TMOT, you are unlikely ever to meet a sharper knife. Hold a sheet of paper from the top with one hand out in front of you and then cut downwards with the other – this knife readily cuts the paper without it being tensioned. That is what we mean by a sharp knife.
Global was able to produce a superior knife and it has proven itself day in and day out by handling everything from cutting frozen beef to slicing through tomatoes with ease. I will never go back to another brand, the knife is THAT good.
I've used this knife for pretty much everything. For fish you can get perfect slices without any damage whatsoever to delicate flesh. But it really shines with tomatoes. I can take a super-ripe tomato and slice it into thin slices without causing the insides to gush all over, it just slides right through.
It is great for smaller hands and people who don't cook a-plenty, and for people who can't be trusted to never put their knives in the dishwasher. I bought this knife for my sister, and she loves it, but as a longtime chef, it really isn't hefty enough for me
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