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Global G-46 - 7 inch, 18cm Santoku Knife
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- Lightweight, maneuverable Japanese-style knife for chopping, dicing, and creating razor-thin slices of meat and fish
- Ultra-hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel blade; ice tempered and hardened for edge retention and corrosion resistance
- Ultra-hygienic seamless construction; hand-sharpened and individually balanced
- Slip-resistant hollow stainless steel handle
- Hand-wash; lifetime warranty
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|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Blade Material||Carbon||Carbon||Information not provided||Carbon|
|Dimensions||0 inches x 11.75 inches x 0 inches||0.59 inches x 14.17 inches x 2.99 inches||0.78 inches x 14.76 inches x 3.5 inches||1 inches x 12 inches x 3 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.66 pounds||0.62 pounds||0.66 pounds||0.44 pounds|
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The seven-inch santoku is an essential Japanese knife, found in most homes as well as professional kitchens. Its broad, straight blade combines characteristics of a Western chefs knife and a cleaver. Great for chopping and dicing large quantities of herbs or vegetables, its the tool of choice for creating razor-thin slices of sashimi, or any other fish, meat, or poultry. Oval-shaped hollows on each side reduce friction for a cleaner cut and help release food so that it falls away from the blade. To protect its edges, hand-wash and dry this knife; use a steel for maintenance, then periodically have edges re-ground. This item is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Mary Park
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, it's incredibly light. If I'm chopping a LOT of onions for a french onion soup or making a big batch of mirepoix for some beef stock I notice that lightness.
Then there's the balance. See that notch where the blade meets the handle? Pick the knife up by that notch and it balanced exactly level. Try that with a standard knife and you'll see how handle heavy they are.
Finaly, the edge. These knives are insanely sharp. They cut like a dream. I just went to a knife sharpening clinic by Wustoff and they suggest honeing your knife with 5 or 6 stroks on a steel before every meal that you cook. I've found that this keeps the edge razor sharp. However, you should realize that the edge on these knives is at 15 degrees, not 20 degrees. So adjust the angle you use to hone the edge.
Overall, it's an amazing knife. Take care of it and it will serve you as a professional quality tool for a long time.
I have yet to sharpen this knife, and only now, more than 18 months later, do I feel that it may be dulling somewhat. This edge retention is a testament to the quality of the knife. Note that I also take pretty good care of the knife, hand-cleaning after use (it cleans super easy as well) and hand-drying. I hesitate to attempt to sharpen the knife, fearing it will end up duller than when I started.
I would not hesitate to buy this knife again. It has been a workhorse, and has pretty much obsoleted every other knife in my kitchen.
Few things in life are worth spending a lot of money to get the best. Kitchen knives are one of those things in my opinion, and Global makes a great knife.
- I've read reviews which claim the handle, with its dimples, is hard to clean. Not once have I ever had an issue cleaning this knife spotless. While I won't say it looks as good as the day it was bought, it's pretty darn close!
- Once or twice I've come close to really doing some damage to my fingers, all of them my fault for not being careful. This knife is sharp and demands your respect.
Not hyperbole! This knife is simply the best. I like to cook a fair amount and I have always liked good knives - makes cutting stuff up much easier and if you haven't ever handled a good knife because of the price tag associated with them, please do someday plonk down the dosh and get one - and get the Global G-46 - 7 inch, 18cm Santoku Knife. For those of you who have worked with good knives you know exactly what I am talking about!
The product is made in Japan.
I have bought several different brands over the years - German, American. My wife got me this particular knife from Japan in the summer of 2013. It has become my absolute favorite. So much so I ended up getting a second one, exactly the same, through Amazon. Interestingly, on the one I bought from Amazon, there appears to be a marking on the blade, which was not there on the one bought in Japan. In function, appearance and performance there is absolutely no difference (have had the second one about a week).
What makes this knife so remarkable - it is perfectly balanced. You can put your finger where the blade meets the handle and it will balance (like a teeter totter) perfectly. Any knife in this price point is always razor sharp and that is true for the G-46, so I expected the sharpness. Moving along, the handle is made of metal with embedded rubber grips. The feel is superb AND the weight is just perfect for my hands. Not having wood or some form of plastic on a knife was a surprise. There are no rivets in the handle. The textured feel allows for a perfect grip. Despite admonishments to not run this knife through the dishwasher I have, and haven't really had any problems with the handle or sharpness.Read more ›
Well, I finally bought a new G-46 and have spent part of a week comparing it to my equivilent Chicago Cuttlery Santoku knife that I sharpen with an Accusharp 101 tool (from Amazon). Test subjects were various firm vegetables and some fresh-baked bread. I should note that this is an old Chicago Cuttlery product, made before their quality went to "heck" and they became of purveyor of cheap blades..
The Global G-46 did a great job with everything and made a significantly smoother cut of the bread (looking at the cross-section of the bread slice). It arguably went through the vegetables a little better than the Chicago knife, but nothing significant and the heft of the Chicago knife felt better.
I do not know if the Global will hold an edge longer, but I do know that due to the 15 degree angle, I will need some other way than the Accusharp to sharpen it.
In sum, initial opinion is that the Global G-46 is a fine knife, but not worth the much higher cost than other knives. If the edge really holds up fantastically well, that opinion may change.
My advice is that if you buy one and already have a good knife, don't be surprised to be underwhelmed in view of the high cost.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great knife, have 3 other Global knifes for over 10 years and they are just great. Love the handle and cuts great. Super fast delivery and packaged great. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Gary
The best knife. I haven't sharpened it for two years but it can cut very well like new knife! I love it.Published 9 months ago by Leon
-Knife is balanced
-Handle won't deteriorate, nice textured feel
-Edge doesn't stay sharp for long
-Spine of the blade is uncomfortable... Read more
This product seems exactly as I expected. There is no problem and I am happy with this purchase. I did not use it yet because I am on vacation, but I can see the high quality.Published 17 months ago by Roberto Pires Castanho Jr
I love this knife. I use it every all the time and it is easy to sharpen and has perfect weight. Once you go Global you will stick with them for life. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robert Schaefer
These are the best knives I've ever used. They are truly razor sharp, my husband has already cut himself on them. Read morePublished 24 months ago by J. Markussen