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Global G-38 - 10 inch, 26cm Diamond Sharpening Steel

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  • Solid-core rod hones as well as realigns knife edges
  • Made of chrome/vanadium stainless-steel coated with diamond particles
  • Plated with hard chrome for additional resistance to abrasion
  • 3/4-inch oval exposes more surface for quicker work
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip
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Global G-38 - 10 inch, 26cm Diamond Sharpening Steel + Global G-9 - 8-3/4 inch, 22cm Bread Knife + Global GS-38 - 3 1/2 inch, 9cm Western Style Paring Knife
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.2 x 4.5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005OL4L
  • Item model number: G-38
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,410 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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G-38/B Features: -Solid-core rod hones as well as realigns knife edges.-Made of chrome/vanadium stainless-steel coated with diamond particles.-Plated with hard chrome for additional resistance to abrasion.-Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 10''.

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Although steels often are touted as sharpening tools, few actually sharpen knife blades, but they do perform the vital task of realigning, or resetting, edges, which bend when contacting a cutting surface or other hard object. Because this tool's chrome/vanadium stainless-steel rod contains hundreds of thousands of diamond particles, it's hard enough to somewhat sharpen a blade. Using this steel won't replace a professional sharpening job, which proceeds from coarse grinding to ever-finer grinding at tightly controlled angles. However, it will lengthen intervals between sharpenings better than a steel without diamonds because it accomplishes the final task of a professional sharpening, which is polishing the edge to a fine point.

Exceptionally well made, this tool's rod has a solid core and has been plated with hard chrome for additional resistance to abrasion and to extend its life. Because the rod is a 3/4-inch-wide oval, it exposes more surface and works quicker than a cylindrical rod. Like Global's signature knife handles, the steel's handle is molded for comfort and dimpled for a safe grip. The rule is that a steel should be at least as long as the knife blade being drawn across it, and this steel's 10-inch rod is long enough for most household knives. --Fred Brack

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 2002
This is a steel made expressly for Global's Cremova 18 and Molybdenum/Vanadium stainless steel blades which is harder than the average German stainless steel. Together with the Shikansen sharpener, it keeps my knives as sharp as the day I bought them with minimal effort. It's expensive, but a good investment.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Trotman on December 26, 2006
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I have to admit that I initially grimaced at the idea of spending over $100 for a knife sharpener. But after splurging on several Global knives I didn't want to skimp on the sharpener. Two or three swipes on the diamond sharpening steel and the knife is as sharp as a razor. Yes, even Global knives will loose a little edge with normal use. This is a must have for keeping them honed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JOHANN CARL WEBER on May 9, 2009
I bought this product based on the other customer recommendations. It really is an amazing steel, but if you already have a very fine Japanese waterstone (mine is 6000 grit) that gives your Global knives a mirror-like razor-blade edge (MUCH sharper than they come from the factory), you're not going to like the way the diamonds on this steel scratch that finish. Also, you lose some sharpness. After using a 6000-grit waterstone I can literally and easily shave with my Global knives, but not so after "honing" them afterwards with this sharpening steel.
Otherwise, it works wonders on my other non-Global knives...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Hoy on May 6, 2007
This works much better than a normal steel on my Global knives. Can't think of anything wrong with the diamond steel. Sure it isn't inexpensive, but I've got some diamond tool sharpeners for the shop and they aren't cheap either.

At some point, the diamond steel won't be sufficient to bring back a good edge. At this point I bring out the Yoshikin MinoSharp Water Knife Sharpener to reform the edge and follow this up with a couple of strokes on the diamond steel. Not factory sharp, but certainly sharper than when I started. :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Foolish Perfectionist on January 5, 2013
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This diamond sharpening steel is suitable for emergency sharpening. Two or three gentle passes is all you need to turn a hopeless instrument back into something that will cut again.

However, If you're passionate about sharp cutlery and ninja-like efficiency, this product may not please you. After two years of periodic use, I have a few complaints:

1) I might have preferred a slightly finer grit abrasive, or several sharpening steels of different grits.

2) The tool is neither magnetic, nor does it have a hole suitable for hanging.

3) When my knife begins to dull slightly, I hesitate to use this sharpening steel.

My hesitation before using this sharpening steel is that the coarse grit will scratch and serrate the blade edge. Thus ultimately creating more work when I get out my water stones. Obviously, I prefer my knives terrifyingly-sharp. If you're comfortable using more force when you cut, or using a sawing motion, then this steel will be all you ever need in life to be happy.

I wish I could keep this tool on my magnetic cutlery retainer, along with my knives and spatulas, but it is weakly magnetic. There is no lanyard hole, either, so simple hooks and nails are not an option.

If I had it to do all over again, I would still buy this sharpening steel. If you're in the middle of food preparation and you accidentally drop your knife or roll the edge over, then this sharpening steel is a life saver. But I can imagine some customers regretting this purchase. This is a good tool. For all I know, it might even be the best in the world of its kind. In my opinion, though, it is only a 3-star or 4-star product. Hopefully, future generations will improve upon it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nas on March 24, 2014
Good quality. Over price.I am global fan and professional chef. So i like global product. this Diamond steel way over price.This should be under $100.Same thing different company ( Wusthof-Trident 4483 10" Diamond Coated Sharpening Steel) you pay $57.99. you pay for global fancy handle.I like to have one but I don't pay this price,It is expensive then Global knife. Buy dual grits water stone (1000 and 6000 grits). If you know how to use it problem solve. Just go to you tube and type how to Sharpe knife with water stone. Dual water stone cost around under $60.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pooky on March 16, 2008
I'll be the first one to admit that this is a LOT to pay for a knife sharpener. That being said, I wouldn't buy anything else. It does such an amazing job sharpening my Global knives, as well as others. Just a couple strokes, and my knives are like new again. If you care enough about knives to buy a Global in the first place, you shouldn't hesitate when it comes to buying this.

The main selling point for me was that this sharpener works on serrated knives too. The sharpener isn't round like most; it's thin, so it can sharpen the individual teeth of a serrated knife.

It's a fabulous product, and it looks darn good too. Love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.L. Anderson on April 13, 2008
Spend the extra $$ on this diamond version of their steel, it is truly worth it. It keeps my Global knives in excellent daily condition.
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