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.
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Posted by Jeff S on 15th Nov 2019
I'm just an everyday cook, a husband who tries to cook decent meals. I've used Cutco, Henkle, and other knives but decided to upgrade to a couple of Santoku Knives. Man what a difference! Chicken, beef & veggies are so much easier to slice. The knives cut nice and smoothly. I highly doubt I'll ever use anything else.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2019
I love this chef’s knife. Perfect size and shape for most kitchen chopping and slicing. The one piece of metal design is super sanitary and the weight is just right for me. Some folks might prefer a heavier knife though.
Posted by Benjamin S Israel on 21st Aug 2019
Very happy with the santoku knife.
Posted by Unknown on 17th May 2019
I purchased this as a gift. She's is very happy with it!
Balanced,honed for perfection and a truly awesome instrument of work.
Posted by Unknown on 11th May 2019
Be careful with your Sointu knife. It cuts through everything with your precision...great knifes
Always the top.
Posted by Mimi on 19th Apr 2019
I have used this brand for a very long time. They are the best and their price is quite affordable considering their quality of high caliber. This time I wanted to try the Santoku knife and again, I'm not disappointed.
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!
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