While most other knife makers are watching and mimicking each other, Global stands by its unique design.
They were the first to introduce razor-sharp, lightweight Chef’s knives to Western kitchens nearly twenty years ago. In doing so, they’ve gained something of a cult following.
Couple that with design features you won’t find on many other knives and you’ve got a love-it-or-hate-it affair.
At OnlyKnives, we love it — we named Global’s 5-piece knife set one of favorite knife sets recently. If you’ve been using traditional Henckels or Wusthof knives, you’re in for a real treat with these Globals.
The Santoku has got all the features that define a Global knife. It is very lightweight and the handle features no bolster for “balance”. Instead, the handle is filled with sand that moves around as you cut, giving you a balance that adjusts itself on the fly.
The handle is dimpled stainless steel, somewhat of a rarity in mainstream kitchen knives.
The blade is made of a high-carbon, molybdenum/vanadium alloy that allows it to be thin and razor sharp out of the box. It features a granton-edge — those little dimples in the blade help keep food from sticking to it.
The blade profile is a slim taper — often incorrectly referred to as a “hollow ground”. This also is a contrast to a traditional “double bevel” or “V-edge”.
The Santoku, of course, is a great all-purpose knife that meets many home chefs’ needs. It should not be a replacement for a Chef’s knife, but does a great job complementing that type of knife.
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