This knife is an all-purpose knife. It can be used for cutting meat, vegetable and fish. The knife has a hollow ground edge allowing effective separation of food from the blade.
Global knives are unique because of their edge and the way they are balanced. The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the Global edge is truly its signature. The majority of the Global knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade like western style knives. However, their edges are ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter inch or more up from the tip of the knife.
To balance their knives, Global uses a hollow handle which is then filled with just the right amount of sand to create the correct balance. Global uses this method rather than using a full tang and a bolster to balance their knives for two reasons. First, it is a far more precise than using a tang and a bolster. Second, Asian knives typically do not have bolsters, since they only serve as a hindrance to cutting and sharpening.
Global knives are made from the finest high carbon stainless steel available for producing professional quality kitchen knives. Yoshikin uses its own proprietary stainless steel which it calls CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel. This steel is hard enough for Global knives to keep their edge for a long time, but soft enough so that it is not too difficult to sharpen the knives. The CRO in CROMOVA 18 stands for chromium and the 18 is the percentage of chromium in the steel. This high percentage of chromium contributes to Global's good stain resistance.
GLOBAL G-48, 7 INCH SANTOKU KNIFE W/GRANTON EDGE
Posted by Paul Getaz on 20th Apr 2017
Bought this and a smaller utility knife as birthday gifts for my son to add to his expanding collection of Global knives. I have the same knife and can attest to the great balance and edge of this and to the uniformity of feel from one blade to the next. I would add the service from Sointu USA is superb and the prices are excellent.
Posted by Fitz on 14th Sep 2016
As with all the Global knives I have possessed, this one is no different. A pleasure to hold, very sharp and easy to use. I love it every time I use it! I submit that you cannot find a better knife for the money. First-rate!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Aug 2016
This knife is awesome. The blade comes razor sharp from the factory and I haven't had any problems with it. I use it a lot as a prep cook and am really enjoying it. I would highly recommend this knife to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jun 2016
It is the best knife I ever had!
Lightweight, comfortable and very sharp. Love it!
Posted by Luisa on 17th Feb 2016
My son is going to culinary school and he absolutely loves this brand!
Light and super sharp
Posted by Editha Yango on 20th Feb 2015
I love this santoku. Owned the G-46 but left it in someone's home. I am hoping the Granton edge will make a difference. Had hand surgery leaving my hand with little strength so I needed a knife that I can wield with little effort. This Global does it! Grip is easy---good for small hands.
Just received my G-2 chef's knife but haven't tested it yet. Delivery from NYC was smooth and a lovely voice on the phone helped me with my choices. next target -- the Global deba and small nakiri.
Balanced, light & sharp
Posted by Diego Castro on 16th Feb 2015
Balanced, light & sharp. Shipped/packaged very well. Outstanding value to dollar ratio.
Posted by Greg on 30th Jan 2015
Great tool, right out of the box. Sharp enough to use as a razor. It has become my number one knife!
First time buyer
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jun 2014
Very impressed with the quality of this knife. I haven't used it much yet but it's been a pleasure to work with so far. Looking forward to its full potential. Quick delivery was great! Expect to purchase others for gifts.
Wonderful to own and gift
Posted by Unknown on 12th Jun 2014
I own 5 Global knives. Purchased between 1998-2011. The oldest looks brand new and I keep its edge razor sharp. A tool I look forward to using. Sointu had the best selection & price...a perfect transaction. I received my new knife within 24 hrs. It's my go to store for personal & gift buying. NOTE: I owned this knife and decided to gift it to a friend.