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A one-piece, solid metal design, the 20cm is deceptively light and slim bladed. If you are used to the weight of a Sabatier, you immediately assume you will have to press harder when using it, you sense that there is something inadequate about the Global. In reality, of course, it is beautifully balanced and practically effortless to use - if you are coming from using a Sabatier or a heavier knife, getting used to the weight when using a rocking motion is a bit awkward at first, but persevere, you'll find the cutting is more delicate.
Even when wet, the handle is safe and non-slip. Because this is a single forging, there is no danger of the handle coming loose, or of dirt building up in the joints - cleaning is much easier ... but avoid dishwashers, they destroy edges! The handle is cold to the touch but rapidly warms and is very comfortable in use. It also feels slightly slimmer than the Sabatiers, so may suit smaller hands.
Although a one piece, there is no danger of your hand slipping onto the blade edge - the blade curls back towards the handle making it impossible for your hand to slip forward towards the cutting edge.
The cutting edge is superb - tempered, hardened, stainless steel, compared in the adverts to a samurai sword blade. It keeps extraordinarily well. (Use a soft plastic chopping board, not a metal or glass one!Read more ›