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Global G-2 - 8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife
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- Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-inch or 20cm chef's knife
- Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
- Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
- Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip
- Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
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From the manufacturer
Designed By Legendary Designer Komin Yamada
"When I work with a cold material such as stainless steel I look to nature for my inspiration. Using the organic shapes of nature I am able to create harmony between the person and the utensil."
Razor Sharp Edge
The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the GLOBAL edge is truly its signature. The majority of the GLOBAL knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade, just like Western style knives. However, their edges are ground steeply to a point as illustrated in Fig. 1, and to an acute angle. This is in contrast to Western or European knives that use a beveled edge, Fig. 2. The straight edge results in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge on a GLOBAL knife is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter of an inch or more up from the tip of the knife.
Cromova 18 Stainless Steel
CROMOVA 18 is a steel, with a special mixture of molybdenum, vanadium and chromium. The exact combination is our trade secret, but the steel is made to be hard enough so that the knives retain their sharpness, yet soft enough to sharpen with a whetstone. The high chromium content gives the knives excellent resistance to rust and staining.
Functional Design Steeped In Tradition
From its modest inception, GLOBAL has developed into one of the most successful brands of professional kitchen knives in the world. Still crafted by hand in Yoshikin’s factory in Niigata, Japan, GLOBAL knives are manufactured to extremely high and exacting standards. GLOBAL has attracted much acclaim over the years and received numerous awards.
Used By Professional Chefs
Used by home and professional chefs like Ludo LeFebvre, Global knives are lightweight, yet razor sharp that help reduce hand fatigue. Global knives retain their edge longer than any other major brand on the market
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Dice potatoes and herbs for some savory home fries with the Global Classic chef's knife. This knife is made from a single piece of high quality CROMOVA 18 stainless steel and has a large blade so this knife can be used for most of your needs. The ice hardened, convex edge can hold a sharp edge for a long time. It has an ergonomic handle with a dimple pattern making it comfortable and slip resistant, useful for repetitive slicing. The knife’s perfect weight is achieved through the hollow handle that is filled with sand for ideal balance. You can use this knife for slicing vegetables, chopping meats, or cutting fruits for a healthy fruit salad.
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. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 8-inch chef's knife is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.
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
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・Design is great
・Since the blade and handle is completely made as one piece, it’s very easy to wash and therefore hygienic
The design is very cool, so using it makes you feel great! However, it uses molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel for the blade, so the sharpness of the blade is pretty average. If you’re looking to find a knife that can slice through paper, Global knives might not be the one you’d want to buy.
・Uses AUS8 for the blade so it’s amazingly sharp
・The handle’s a D-shape so it’s easier to grip
・The box is kind of lame
It’s made in Seki city in Japan, famous for their knife making skills, so the blade cuts really well. I’ve been using it for the past half a year or so but the sharpness hasn’t really changed. The design is pretty average so if you’re looking to buy a fancy looking knife, Gougiri wouldn’t excite you.
There are pros and cons to both knives so it all depends on what you’re expecting to get from the knife.
Hope my review helps you in your knife purchase decision!
Do not put these in the dishwasher and dry after use if you want them to stay pristeen. I use plastic blade covers for extra protection as I store mine in a drawer.
The Global G-2 is infinitely better than the standard issue grocery store knife, and absolutely worth the investment.
Not only that, but if you watch closely the movie American Psycho, you will notice that Patrick Bateman appears to have a set of Global knives hanging on the wall in his kitchen. Or is it Paul Allen's kitchen? I can't remember. I sometimes confuse the two.
The knife also cut through my hand equally well (like butter) when I washed it with a sponge incorrectly: wrapping it around the blade.
10/10 would recommend once I can get the bleeding to stop.
If you are going to buy only one of these knives, I suggest going for the larger 10 inch. I use the 10" much more often than the 8" because it is usually more efficient and I like the extra weight.
This knife is smaller and lighter, making it ideal for certain tasks. If you need to use one of the two knives for several hours or more, the 8" is the way to go because your hand will not tire as easily.
Global makes truly excellent knives, you really can't go wrong with them. All my Global knives feel well balanced, are easy to clean due to their steel handle design, and have maintained their razor sharp edge for years.
Take good care of these and they will last a lifetime.