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Global G-46 - 7 inch, 18cm Santoku Knife

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4.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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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
Color Stainless Steel Stainless Silver Silver
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
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Size 7" 7" 7" 5.25 Inch
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GLOBAL's greatest endorsement comes from its competitors. As a reaction to GLOBAL's success, kitchen knives are evolving. All major knife manufacturers continue to introduce new knives adopting more and more of GLOBAL's revolutionary features. Even manufacturers of those black handled, three riveted, full boltstered, heavy, beveled-edge knives do not believe in their product any more. Why should you? GLOBAL has razorsharp straight edge sharpened by hand at a 15% angle. Thinner blades for lighter weight giving you more agility with less fatigue. Perfect balance using a weighted hollow handle. No bolster design allowing for full edge use and full-blade sharpening. All stainless steel construction with slip free handle.


Japan’s Global knives have created quite a stir in the culinary world, challenging the old orthodoxy that a knife blade needs to be both heavy and thick, with a bolster for proper balance. In contrast, Global blades are ground and hand-sharpened to a long point, not a bevel, creating a wickedly-sharp straight edge that’s actually visible to the naked eye. They’re forged from exceptionally hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, ice-tempered and hardened for corrosion resistance and an edge that lasts longer than even the highest-quality German knives. The thinner blades are also more lightweight, preventing user fatigue during long chopping tasks, while the bolster-free design eases the task of sharpening by allowing you to hone the entire blade. The slip-resistant, textured hollow stainless steel handle contributes to the knife’s light weight, and its diameter is especially suited for smaller hands. The seamless construction is hygienic and easy to clean, and the knives are individually balanced and weighted for exceptional comfort and ease of control. For anyone who’s used to chopping and prepping with a heavy monster of a chef’s knife, these nimble, maneuverable, exceptionally attractive knives will come as something of a revelation.

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 chef’s knife and a cleaver. Great for chopping and dicing large quantities of herbs or vegetables, it’s 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

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  • Item Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0006A03QA
  • Item model number: G-46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,112 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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In Anthoney Bourdain's book "Kitchen Confidential" he talks about how in a real kitchen the chefs don't use Henkle or Wustoff knives, they use Global. Cat Cora of "American Iron Chef" also uses Global knives. I needed a good knife in my kitchen so I decided to check out Global as well.

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.
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By Josh on February 19, 2007
I always prefer something that is small, lightweight, and very nimble. That is exactly what this knife is like. For me thats exactly what I wanted and I love it. This is the best knife I have ever used and I LOVE this knife. My wife on the other hand prefers a heavier western style knife and so she hates this knife and bought a wustoff. So as long as you want a lightweight eastern style knife you will love this knife.
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I bought this knife in Sep 2007. Since then, it's been my knife of choice for pretty much any kitchen task where a sharp blade is preferred.

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.

Other points:

- 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.
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Simply the best

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.
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By Pam on January 28, 2013
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LOVE our Global knives. This is our second Global purchase, our first being the Chef Knife, and we couldn't be happier! I see a trend towards the entire set at this point. Veggies almost chop themselves at our house!! Highly recommend!
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I bought this knife because while I was happy with my Chicago Cuttlery knives, kept sharp with an Accusharp 101 shrapener, I had always wanted to know how much better Global or Shun knives were. That is, is there substance to all the fuss?

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.
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