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Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife

Global 8" Chef's Knife

Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
Global 8" Chef's Knife
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Features

  • 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

Description

The chef's knife is the multipurpose workhorse of the kitchen. Perfect for mincing, cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. The "workhorse" of the kitchen is perfect for cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. 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


Product Dimensions 14.72 x 3.46 x 0.94 inches


Item Weight 7.8 ounces


Department Cookware


Manufacturer Scanpan / Global


ASIN B00005OL44


Item model number G-2


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,226 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,056 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Volume 1 Cubic Inches


Material Care Instructions Dishwasher Safe


Is Assembly Required? No


Number of Pieces 1


Warranty Description Lifetime warranty


Batteries Required No


Import Designation Imported


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Delivery

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Features

  • 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

Description

The chef's knife is the multipurpose workhorse of the kitchen. Perfect for mincing, cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. The "workhorse" of the kitchen is perfect for cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. 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


Product Dimensions 14.72 x 3.46 x 0.94 inches


Item Weight 7.8 ounces


Department Cookware


Manufacturer Scanpan / Global


ASIN B00005OL44


Item model number G-2


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,226 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,056 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Volume 1 Cubic Inches


Material Care Instructions Dishwasher Safe


Is Assembly Required? No


Number of Pieces 1


Warranty Description Lifetime warranty


Batteries Required No


Import Designation Imported


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • 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

Description

The chef's knife is the multipurpose workhorse of the kitchen. Perfect for mincing, cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. The "workhorse" of the kitchen is perfect for cutting, chopping, slicing and prep work. 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


Product Dimensions 14.72 x 3.46 x 0.94 inches


Item Weight 7.8 ounces


Department Cookware


Manufacturer Scanpan / Global


ASIN B00005OL44


Item model number G-2


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,226 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,056 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Volume 1 Cubic Inches


Material Care Instructions Dishwasher Safe


Is Assembly Required? No


Number of Pieces 1


Warranty Description Lifetime warranty


Batteries Required No


Import Designation Imported


abunda_amazon_reviews They say this knife is stainless steel but after using it for only a few months, and not using everyday, it has started to rust. For $100.00 I would have thought it would have lasted much longer. It said it has a lifetime warranty but it is impossible to get it taken care of. I would never buy this knife again or recommend anyone to buy it.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Knife rusted in a matter of months;;kimberly;;;This has been my go-to knife for many years. A friend was helping me cook, and used this knife and loved it, so I bought her one for Christmas. It stays sharp for an incredibly long time. I do use a good cutting board, never use my kitchen knives for opening boxes and such, and wash by hand. It feels well-balanced, and the clean design is, literally, clean -- there are no spaces between the handle and blade to collect whatever you're working on, which makes wash-up a breeze. I do have more expensive knives (German) that I also use, and I have friends who are knife aficionados that turn up their noses at this Japanese brand but, for me, the form and function are perfect. Not cheap, by any means, but value is getting something that's really good for a good price.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Love this knife;;DLK;;;I have been using those chef’s knives which considered as best, Wusthof and JA Hanckels when it comes to the every-day kitchen knife. I particularly liked my Wusthof 8”. I started noticed lately that my wrist is hurt after cooking and using kitchen knife, it gets worse as my shoulders feel stiff. My chiropractor asked me if I use a heavy knife during cooking when heard about my symptoms. WTH? Then I realized I am getting old and these knife requires more effort and strength as it becomes dulled and remains being heavy. Long story short, this Global knife changed everything! Soooo light, yet razor sharp and versatile. Chopping and cutting meats and chicken are so easy with Global now. Great grip is given. I get nervous when washing this knife tough-I am scared in fact, because this light razor can cut me if I am not paying a good attention. Lol;;Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I am scared.. in a good way;;Cecil;;;Great knife when it was new but as others have mentioned the blade is awefully brittle. I have both the g2 and g48. I’ve had the g2 for 12 years and the g48 11 years. The edges on both are chipped to no end. To put it into perspective I have a Chinese made sabatier set that I purchased about 10 years ago and the chefs blade is flawless. Dull but flawless. On a good note... all of your chef friends will be impressed that you own a global;;Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Not worth the money.;;Asher;;;Before purchasing this knife, I had used Gougiri , a knife that a friend of mine who works at a Japanese restaurant had recommended. However, another friend who is also a chef recommended this Global knife to me so I decided to buy it as well. As I’ve used both knives, I’ve written down a comparison of the two: Global: [Pros] ・Design is great ・Since the blade and handle is completely made as one piece, it’s very easy to wash and therefore hygienic ・Affordable price [Cons] ・Average sharpness 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. Gougiri: [Pros] ・Uses AUS8 for the blade so it’s amazingly sharp ・The handle’s a D-shape so it’s easier to grip [Cons] ・The box is kind of lame ・Pretty expensive 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!;;Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Five Stars;;M.H;;;I've been watching this knife for a few years. It started off over $120 - I got it for almost half thanks to CamelCamelCamel letting me know about the price drop. The knife will be supplementing a Chicago Cutlery Chef knife I have been using for about 17 years. That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen. Time will tell with this one. So far, I can make the following comments: -It is factory sharp! I used it to cut some vegetables and it did the job as you would expect. -It's lighter than my Chicago knife. Not sure how I feel about this. I like hefty tools. I'm not subtracting points - this knife is well made and doesn't feel cheap. -I like the grip. It works. -The sand in the handle keeps the knife balanced. It's subtle, but a nice touch. I bought a sharpener recommended by Global. Have not used it yet. So, yeah - a new knife! I like it and think the price I got it for is a steal!;;Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen;;Steakman;;;I am an experienced home chef and have been expanding my knife collection recently. I went from the Henkel's set with German steel made in Spain supplemented with a japanese clever and a victornox 8" granton butcher knife to now have 3 recent editions: 1 Kuma damascus steel chef's knife, 1 Global G-2 8" chef's knife, and a 8" Kyoku damascus nakiri knife. Between the two chef's knives, they are both sharp. However the cutting edge on the Kuma got dented in the first few uses (very disappointing). The Kuma has some heft to it, which I initially really liked. The initial feel with the Global was weird, and I was not a fan, however after a few uses, the feel of the Global just grows on you. I have not had the knife very long (maybe a month?), but it is now my go to chef's knife. It seems to stay very sharp (haven't had it for that long, so we will see in the long run). This knife just handles excellently. I am now tempted to buy a few more Global knives, but they aren't cheapt. Very happy with this purchase. (incidentally -- the Kyoku nakiri knife has also been awesome. Great for vegetables. );;Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The global hype really is called for;;Andrew O.

Shipping

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Delivery

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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By kimberly - Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
Knife rusted in a matter of months
They say this knife is stainless steel but after using it for only a few months, and not using everyday, it has started to rust. For $100.00 I would have thought it would have lasted much longer. It said it has a lifetime warranty but it is impossible to get it taken care of. I would never buy this knife again or recommend anyone to buy it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DLK - Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017
Love this knife
This has been my go-to knife for many years. A friend was helping me cook, and used this knife and loved it, so I bought her one for Christmas. It stays sharp for an incredibly long time. I do use a good cutting board, never use my kitchen knives for opening boxes and such, and wash by hand. It feels well-balanced, and the clean design is, literally, clean -- there are no spaces between the handle and blade to collect whatever you're working on, which makes wash-up a breeze. I do have more expensive knives (German) that I also use, and I have friends who are knife aficionados that turn up their noses at this Japanese brand but, for me, the form and function are perfect. Not cheap, by any means, but value is getting something that's really good for a good price.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cecil - Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
I am scared.. in a good way
I have been using those chef’s knives which considered as best, Wusthof and JA Hanckels when it comes to the every-day kitchen knife. I particularly liked my Wusthof 8”. I started noticed lately that my wrist is hurt after cooking and using kitchen knife, it gets worse as my shoulders feel stiff. My chiropractor asked me if I use a heavy knife during cooking when heard about my symptoms. WTH? Then I realized I am getting old and these knife requires more effort and strength as it becomes dulled and remains being heavy. Long story short, this Global knife changed everything! Soooo light, yet razor sharp and versatile. Chopping and cutting meats and chicken are so easy with Global now. Great grip is given. I get nervous when washing this knife tough-I am scared in fact, because this light razor can cut me if I am not paying a good attention. Lol

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Asher - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
Not worth the money.
Great knife when it was new but as others have mentioned the blade is awefully brittle. I have both the g2 and g48. I’ve had the g2 for 12 years and the g48 11 years. The edges on both are chipped to no end. To put it into perspective I have a Chinese made sabatier set that I purchased about 10 years ago and the chefs blade is flawless. Dull but flawless. On a good note... all of your chef friends will be impressed that you own a global

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M.H - Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2016
Five Stars
Before purchasing this knife, I had used Gougiri , a knife that a friend of mine who works at a Japanese restaurant had recommended. However, another friend who is also a chef recommended this Global knife to me so I decided to buy it as well. As I’ve used both knives, I’ve written down a comparison of the two: Global: [Pros] ・Design is great ・Since the blade and handle is completely made as one piece, it’s very easy to wash and therefore hygienic ・Affordable price [Cons] ・Average sharpness 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. Gougiri: [Pros] ・Uses AUS8 for the blade so it’s amazingly sharp ・The handle’s a D-shape so it’s easier to grip [Cons] ・The box is kind of lame ・Pretty expensive 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!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steakman - Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen
I've been watching this knife for a few years. It started off over $120 - I got it for almost half thanks to CamelCamelCamel letting me know about the price drop. The knife will be supplementing a Chicago Cutlery Chef knife I have been using for about 17 years. That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen. Time will tell with this one. So far, I can make the following comments: -It is factory sharp! I used it to cut some vegetables and it did the job as you would expect. -It's lighter than my Chicago knife. Not sure how I feel about this. I like hefty tools. I'm not subtracting points - this knife is well made and doesn't feel cheap. -I like the grip. It works. -The sand in the handle keeps the knife balanced. It's subtle, but a nice touch. I bought a sharpener recommended by Global. Have not used it yet. So, yeah - a new knife! I like it and think the price I got it for is a steal!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Andrew O. - Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020
The global hype really is called for
I am an experienced home chef and have been expanding my knife collection recently. I went from the Henkel's set with German steel made in Spain supplemented with a japanese clever and a victornox 8" granton butcher knife to now have 3 recent editions: 1 Kuma damascus steel chef's knife, 1 Global G-2 8" chef's knife, and a 8" Kyoku damascus nakiri knife. Between the two chef's knives, they are both sharp. However the cutting edge on the Kuma got dented in the first few uses (very disappointing). The Kuma has some heft to it, which I initially really liked. The initial feel with the Global was weird, and I was not a fan, however after a few uses, the feel of the Global just grows on you. I have not had the knife very long (maybe a month?), but it is now my go to chef's knife. It seems to stay very sharp (haven't had it for that long, so we will see in the long run). This knife just handles excellently. I am now tempted to buy a few more Global knives, but they aren't cheapt. Very happy with this purchase. (incidentally -- the Kyoku nakiri knife has also been awesome. Great for vegetables. )

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By kimberly - Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
Knife rusted in a matter of months
They say this knife is stainless steel but after using it for only a few months, and not using everyday, it has started to rust. For $100.00 I would have thought it would have lasted much longer. It said it has a lifetime warranty but it is impossible to get it taken care of. I would never buy this knife again or recommend anyone to buy it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DLK - Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017
Love this knife
This has been my go-to knife for many years. A friend was helping me cook, and used this knife and loved it, so I bought her one for Christmas. It stays sharp for an incredibly long time. I do use a good cutting board, never use my kitchen knives for opening boxes and such, and wash by hand. It feels well-balanced, and the clean design is, literally, clean -- there are no spaces between the handle and blade to collect whatever you're working on, which makes wash-up a breeze. I do have more expensive knives (German) that I also use, and I have friends who are knife aficionados that turn up their noses at this Japanese brand but, for me, the form and function are perfect. Not cheap, by any means, but value is getting something that's really good for a good price.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cecil - Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
I am scared.. in a good way
I have been using those chef’s knives which considered as best, Wusthof and JA Hanckels when it comes to the every-day kitchen knife. I particularly liked my Wusthof 8”. I started noticed lately that my wrist is hurt after cooking and using kitchen knife, it gets worse as my shoulders feel stiff. My chiropractor asked me if I use a heavy knife during cooking when heard about my symptoms. WTH? Then I realized I am getting old and these knife requires more effort and strength as it becomes dulled and remains being heavy. Long story short, this Global knife changed everything! Soooo light, yet razor sharp and versatile. Chopping and cutting meats and chicken are so easy with Global now. Great grip is given. I get nervous when washing this knife tough-I am scared in fact, because this light razor can cut me if I am not paying a good attention. Lol

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Asher - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
Not worth the money.
Great knife when it was new but as others have mentioned the blade is awefully brittle. I have both the g2 and g48. I’ve had the g2 for 12 years and the g48 11 years. The edges on both are chipped to no end. To put it into perspective I have a Chinese made sabatier set that I purchased about 10 years ago and the chefs blade is flawless. Dull but flawless. On a good note... all of your chef friends will be impressed that you own a global

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M.H - Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2016
Five Stars
Before purchasing this knife, I had used Gougiri , a knife that a friend of mine who works at a Japanese restaurant had recommended. However, another friend who is also a chef recommended this Global knife to me so I decided to buy it as well. As I’ve used both knives, I’ve written down a comparison of the two: Global: [Pros] ・Design is great ・Since the blade and handle is completely made as one piece, it’s very easy to wash and therefore hygienic ・Affordable price [Cons] ・Average sharpness 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. Gougiri: [Pros] ・Uses AUS8 for the blade so it’s amazingly sharp ・The handle’s a D-shape so it’s easier to grip [Cons] ・The box is kind of lame ・Pretty expensive 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!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steakman - Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen
I've been watching this knife for a few years. It started off over $120 - I got it for almost half thanks to CamelCamelCamel letting me know about the price drop. The knife will be supplementing a Chicago Cutlery Chef knife I have been using for about 17 years. That knife held up well and was easy to sharpen. Time will tell with this one. So far, I can make the following comments: -It is factory sharp! I used it to cut some vegetables and it did the job as you would expect. -It's lighter than my Chicago knife. Not sure how I feel about this. I like hefty tools. I'm not subtracting points - this knife is well made and doesn't feel cheap. -I like the grip. It works. -The sand in the handle keeps the knife balanced. It's subtle, but a nice touch. I bought a sharpener recommended by Global. Have not used it yet. So, yeah - a new knife! I like it and think the price I got it for is a steal!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Andrew O. - Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020
The global hype really is called for
I am an experienced home chef and have been expanding my knife collection recently. I went from the Henkel's set with German steel made in Spain supplemented with a japanese clever and a victornox 8" granton butcher knife to now have 3 recent editions: 1 Kuma damascus steel chef's knife, 1 Global G-2 8" chef's knife, and a 8" Kyoku damascus nakiri knife. Between the two chef's knives, they are both sharp. However the cutting edge on the Kuma got dented in the first few uses (very disappointing). The Kuma has some heft to it, which I initially really liked. The initial feel with the Global was weird, and I was not a fan, however after a few uses, the feel of the Global just grows on you. I have not had the knife very long (maybe a month?), but it is now my go to chef's knife. It seems to stay very sharp (haven't had it for that long, so we will see in the long run). This knife just handles excellently. I am now tempted to buy a few more Global knives, but they aren't cheapt. Very happy with this purchase. (incidentally -- the Kyoku nakiri knife has also been awesome. Great for vegetables. )