A Chinese chef’s knife is a rectangular-bladed, all-purpose kitchen knife used in China and other Asian countries to prepare different types of meat, fish, and vegetables. The popularity of this kitchen knife has spread as well as the Asian cuisines. They look like Western cleavers , but Chinese chef’s knives are usually thin-bladed and designed for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing vegetables, fish, and boneless meats.
The Global G series is the classic series of Global Japanese kitchen knives, a collection for professional and amateur chefs. It includes the common and best selling G-2 knife (chef’s knife 20 cm) as well as all the necessary knives to prepare any dish, the best sharpening devices and the perfect storage for Global kitchen knives.
- Made of Cromova 18, a high quality stainless steel designed exclusively for Global knives and utensils. It contains a 18% of Chromium, that contributes to stain resistance, and also molybdenum and vanadium, to improve edge retention.
- 56-58 HRC.
- Ergonomic handle, with black dots.
- Global knives should be sharpened regularly to be kept in good condition. They should not be sharpened with traditional metal sharpening steels since they are too abrasive for Global kitchen knives. Ceramic sharpening steels are kinder to the blades and give the knives a fine edge.
- We recommend that you wash the Global knives by hand with dishwashing liquid and warm water, and then rinse and dry the knife with a towel immediately. It is very important not to use the dishwasher with the Global kitchen knives, in order to protect the edge and to avoid exposure to extreme heat and powerful detergents.
- Made in Japan.
This Global knife is ground on both sides of the blade, just the Western kitchen knives. However, Global edges are ground steeply to a point like figure A, and to an acute angle. Western knives use a bevelled edge (Fig B). The straight edge results in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer.
Global, a Japanese knife-maker based in Seki (Japan), famous for its high quality products since 1985. Each knife is weighted to guarantee a perfect balance, like Samurai swords in the past. A lot of well-known chefs use Global knives and they are used on TV cookery programmes.