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Best steel I've encountered....
The steel in these knives is the best in a commercial brand I have encountered.....keeps it's edge for a long time compared to other brands we have had and is razor sharp using wetstone etc. Responds very well to a steel as well to hone. Saw a bad review that stated the two piece construction is a design flaw and weak point which it may well be for really intense users.......conversely probably a catch 22 as it's why I assume Global can also offer a hollow handle/light weight I am guessing...can't have it all???:)
Purchased in October 2019.
crap online process
cannot order online click and correct make it simple stupid very frustrating rang up girl from ikea and she was a dope as well not happy jan try making it easler
BEWARE, these are NOT premium knives and are a flawed design.
I was lucky enough to receive a New Global Millennium 7 piece block as a gift some years back. So far I've had 2 knives break where the blade meets the handle, and a 3rd is corroding and rusting in the same spot. Global Knives are manufactured without a tang, an extension of the blade steel that goes into the handle to provide strength (a few thousand years of sword manufacture proves this). Instead, the blade and handle are made as separate parts and welded together, search the web for Global knives manufacture and you'll find a video that sho...ws this. This weld is where they snap. The 2 piece construction and welding is great for making cheap knives, but NOT good for strength and longevity, it's putting a join right where all the stress of the knife will be concentrated. Buy different knives, these are not built to last and you'll be paying a premium price for an inferior product. I would never buy this brand of knife again.
Purchased in February 2012 at Myer for $539.00.
Smallest handle ever
The knife has issues. It has the smallest and thinnest handle I have ever tried. It got me blisters on the hand from its odd shape.
I have an average size hand, and it doesn't fit on the handle.
Very disappointing, because the blade is great, good size and sharp.
Purchased in June 2020 at Kitchenware.com.au for $129.00.
Postage great problem fixed fast looks great on my bench . The extras are handy and as I am the cook I love good knives They are very stylish and my wives lives them
Purchased in June 2020 for $114.00.
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Not really a chef's knife.
Bought a knife block including this G2 cook knife. Feel too thin and light to handle hard or big stuff compare to my old fashioned cook knife. I always have a great fear of the knife broken in my hand when chop hard or big stuff like pumpkin. It's a good looking knife but not for the chef.
Purchased in May 2020 at Kitchen Warehouse VIC, Box Hill.
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Such a shame it caused pain
This knife is OK for the average cook, who, let's be honest, doesn't get around to doing large batches of food in order to freeze some. But as soon as I started doing that, the knife started to rub painfully against the bottom of my forefinger, which was due to the lack of a bolster. I have purchased a Zwilling to replace my Global and would gladly recommend that brand to anyone with the same problem who doesn't have very large hands. However, I have a feeling that this knife, not having a bolster, has gotten me into some slightly bad habits wi...th regards to holding a knife with one. Before this, I would gladly have given the knife 5 stars but actual pain is hard to forget. I would certainly advise very keen cooks to get something else even though most average cooks will be pretty happy with it.
Purchased in January 2019 at eBay for $95.00.
Received one of this knives for my Birthday. I like the shape of it and how it handles.
My chopping skills have improved a lot. I am going to slowly buy more and complete my set.
Purchased in July 2019.
Like Butter Baby!
Call me weird but there is nothing more satisfying to me than getting a razor sharp edge on this knife then slicing through tomatoes .... like they're soft butter!
This knife, looks great, it feels great and it slices beautifully!
I'm always looking for the next Global knife to add to my collection. They are a statement piece in any kitchen!
Purchased in April 2017 at Victoria's Basement for $80.00.
compliments to the chef
We have a set of global knives and as a designer of cutlery myself in the past, i am fairly pleased with the product range. Yes, they will not stay razor sharp forever and will need sharpening at some stage, but we have had our knives for around 15 years...a good recommendation for the product. But i have a better recommendation for choosing these knives. Just recently one of our knives snapped at the hilt without any force really. I got such a surprise. Looking closely at the break, it appeared a crack half way through the blade, had been th...ere for some time, as rust had formed on the faces of the partial crack. I went on line and discovered this potential flaw, seemed to be the most common fault single complaint, albeit only rarely as was in our case. But the reason for writing this, is that I contacted Global and they asked me to send them the broken knife for an inspection, no questions asked, a receipt not necessary. After about a week or two, a brand new knife of the identical type arrived free of charge in the mail. That is very impressive in this modern world of throw away products when failure visits. Congratulations Global, i would not hesitate to renew any of our knives in future or buy them as a gift for loved ones.
Purchased in December 2004.
Bought a set of Global Knives from House while on special, however soon discovered these knives don't last. 3 of the knives chipped within the first month and the rest were chipped throughout the year. With the blades chipped, it's really hard to cut any types of meats, as the sinews gets caught in the groove. What's the point of lifetime warranty if chips are not covered? In contrast our cheaper Scanpan blades work perfectly, and are much cheaper too. Save your money for products that actually work as intended.
really really really good and solid. Durable, sharp and does what it is supposed to. It does its job. I especially like the grip, very comfortable and stable for precision.
Fantastic knfie at great value
This is a fantastic knife to use for whatever you want. This came with the Global Takashi set that I bought. It is very sharp, and seems to maintain its edge relatively well. It's not a super light knife but is not very heavy either.
Phenomenal Knife Set
We recently purchased the Global “Katana” 6 piece knife set and block at a terrific price from Peter’s of Kensington. I am astonished at how good these knives are. The chef’s knife, the bread knife, the paring knife - all beautifully crafted, so comfortable in the hand and so wonderfully sharp. Meal preparation is an absolute joy with these knives. I wondered what all the fuss was about, having had a set of Mundial knives for the last 15 years. Now I know - the Global knife is so, so much better. If you’re serious about the time you spend in the kitchen then do yourself a favour and purchase a set of Global knives; you’ll wonder how you ever cooked without them.
love these. save up they are worth it.
I had 1 x chefs knife for years, which ws a great all-rounder, so bought a full set on sale at Peters of Kensington online. These are great knives, but dont put in dishwasher to clean and store on a magnet or knife block to keep them happier longer.
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