Global's 7" Japanese Chef's Knife is the perfect tool for jobs that require precision cutting, slicing, chopping and dicing. Global knives are made from the finest stainless steel material. The blades utilize Molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, which is ice tempered and hardened allowing it to hold a razor sharp edge longer than any other steel.
+ convex grind on edge makes for a very sharp and sturdy factory edge
+ very pretty
+ really easy to sharpen (as long as youíre ok with losing the convex grind or willing to learn some exotic sharpening techniques).
- there are harder steels out there,though this is still better than most German knives
- maintaining the convex edge will require going beyond regular whetstones (Iíve read about apparrati built with sand paper glued to a mouse pad...).
- need hands to be dry (more so than most knives) to avoid slipping on steel handle.
By: David Fortier
Amazing knife,very light and well balanced,It might need more care then some other knife but you are well rewarded by its fitness. Highly recommended.
Santa Clara; Ca
Great knife very sharp; light weight and nimble. I really like the fact that itís really easy to sharpen and holds the edge a lot longer than its German counterparts in my kit. Would have given it a five star ratting but notice that the edge chips very easily so be careful. Other than that this blade is hard to beat cheers!