Global GTF-4001 Steak Knife Set 4pc
•Four 3-1/2-inch, finely serrated knives for slicing steaks, chops, roasts
•Blades made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
•Edges retain razor sharpness exceptionally well
•Stainless-steel handles molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip
•Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
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Dimensions: 11.2″ x 6.3″ x 1.1″.
High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Thinner blades result in lighter knives. (Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives.) Though most Global knives have hollow handles, the handles on the four steak knives in this set are solid. Their 3-1/2-inch blades are finely serrated on one side. They also are among the few Global knives with bolsters.
Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen Sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack