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 top 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 very 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’ll 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 somewhat 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. Despite the fact that 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 withstand slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they’re easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends the use of 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 must be hand washed to give protection to edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. –Fred Brack
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 secure grip
Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage