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G2 Global Cook's Knife - 20cm

4.1 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 37.4 x 8.8 x 2.4 cm ; 222 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Item model number: G-2
  • ASIN: B00005OL44
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Dec. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,141 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Global Knives - G2 Cookand#39;s Knife 20cm

The Global Cooks Knife has a deep tapered blade and is ideal for chopping and slicing all herbs and vegetables. . Razor sharp edges and a comfortable handle combine to make a very popular knife. This is just one knife from a large range of global knives.

The first Global knives were designed in 1985 by Komin Yamada whose mission was to develop a range of knives that was truly new and revolutionary, using the best materials available and the latest manufacturing techniques. He was to fashion a series of kitchen knives which would appeal to the professional and amateur chef alike, be comfortable and easy to handle and meet their most demanding requirements.

With razor sharp blades, smooth contours, a seamless design and distinctive dots, Global was born. Using traditional samurai sword craftsmanship, each knife is painstakingly handmade to guarantee perfection. The perfectly balanced formula ensures that each Global knife is light weight, ideal for those who love to cook.

Global Knives are made from the finest high carbon stainless steel, utilising a unique Molybdenum/Vanadium alloy. The blades are ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56and#176; and#8211; 58and#176;, thus holding a steep, acute cutting edge whilst being robust and stain resistant.

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As an amateur cook, enjoying making meals for myself or my daughters, I regard a good set of knives as essential. I used Sabatier until my daughters left home ... and looted my kitchen. My decision to invest in some Global knives was therefore both a necessity and an adventure. They are very different in weight and feel from the Sabatiers, or from more 'traditional' knives.
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!
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I was given a G2 cooks knife for my 40th birthday and used it most days for approx 3 years. Then my father in law used it and managed to snap it. It sat in a box unused for 3 years as I figured it only had a 12 month guarantee and besides as it was a present I had no proof of purchase.

Anyway fast forward to now and I don't know why but I thought I'd give the UK importers Grunwerg an email and see if they could help. I explained that it was a present and therefore I had no receipt but they asked me to return it to them for them to examine the knife. I returned it to their customer services and received a reply today. On inspection they found a small fault where it snapped and as a goodwill gesture are sending me out a new G2 knife in replacement. Result. When something goes wrong with a company is when they really show there metal and I will be singing their praises for a long time to come. No receipt and 6 years old and they still replaced it, fantastic.
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By A Customer on 30 Sept. 2003
Upon entering the chef trade a few years ago its always hard knowing what is and isnt the best equiptment to buy, there are hundereds of knives out there but not all of them stand up to the demands of kitchen work, some losing their edge quickly, some falling apart in the kitchen dishwasher etc. But it is guaranteed that at least one chef in any given kitchen of good quality owns a global. When myself looking for knives i was recommended sabatier but found them heavy and clumsy to use, then one day was lent a global to to my normal routine of commis chef work and flew through it. global knives admitedly take time to get used to, the handles are very un-usually set with the blade as the whole knife is cast and not in blade/handle/grip seperation like sabatiers model, they are light, stay sharp for what seems to be forever, safe in dishwashers because they are all one piece of metal and after you get used to using them your medial chopping to your high end service work is so much easier. I would happily recommend them to any beginners that are eager to start off with a slight edge in the knife arena to 20 year professionals that are tired of constantly steeling the ones they have now every hour to keep an edge on them. Pricey but quality costs.
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This is a knife. This blade is a beauty and can do some serious work. Cut, slice, chop, dissect this knife can do it all. It can cut parsnips, pin moths to wall and carve ex lovers faces out of pictures. Once I even managed to cut through a log. Not with the knife, I was using an axe but the point still remains strong that this is a good knife.

Doesn't include fork.
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I love this knife. A wonderful marriage of function and form. Sure they're pricey but they will last you a lifetime (so long you look after them of course!)

Despite what one of the reviewers said, do NOT put them in a dishwasher. They can get bashed about and dishwasher salts etc can be rather harsh. It's best after use to just use regular washing up liquid and water, giving it a good rinse and drying promptly.

Once you get used to them, you will appreciate the balance and the form. Probably the first thing you notice about them is their sharpness, invest in a minosharp or a dedicated Global ceramic/diamond steel to maintain this sharpness.
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I will start by saying that I'm not a professional chef - not even close! I am a moderately keen home cook who strives to do things right and not cut corners. For some years I have had a set of "forever sharp" knives which, to be perfectly honest, went blunt yonks ago, and whose very design means they cannot be sharpened. They have now reached the point of near-uselessness, so I went looking for something more sustainable. And here I am.

I am on Day Two with this knife. I did a lot of test cutting on Day One, crunching my way through my five-a-day for at least the next fortnight. I cannot really fault the knife so far. Any faults have all been mine, as I gradually learn a new tool which I should have owned years ago - a properly sharp knife. Fortunately, there has been no bloodletting, just a couple of nicked fingernails.

A lot of reviewers say Globals are razor sharp. I tried out this knife in a shop, and thought it was sharp, but not that sharp. I now realise that particular one was dulled by being handled and tested by hundreds of people. The one that comes pristine out of the packet is wickedly, viciously sharp - yes, like a razor. It bites into anything it brushes against. Press it feather-lightly against a fingernail at even a very acute angle, and it digs in. I am genuinely scared of it at the moment. I know some rudimentary cutting techniques, most of which involve one or more fingers close to the blade - I shall build up to those gradually, because I'm going to have to get my brain and fingers fully co-operating. Mistakes that my other knives forgave will end in tears with this tool. But this knife will flatter any cook, even before mastering any special skills.
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