For many a Global Chef’s Knife is considered the first knife to acquire for your kitchen knife collection. This is because a Chef’s Knife is very versatile and if you are only going to have a few or even just one kitchen knife it can be efficiently used for pretty much all kitchen cutting. Of course, some other knife styles are better suited for certain tasks, but any Global Chef’s Knife is a great starter knife or even just your one great long lasting kitchen knife.
Styles of Global Chef’s Knives
- 8 inch/20 cm Global Chef’s Knife
- 10 inch/24 cm Global Chef’s Knife
- 8.25 inch/21 cm Heavyweight Global Chef’s Knife
- 7 inch/18 cm Oriental Global Chef’s Knife
- 8 inch/20 cm Hollow Ground Global Chef’s Knife
Key Features of a Global Chef’s Knife
- Variety of styles to suit different preferences
- Made with high quality CROMOVA 18 stainless steel blend
- Long lasting sharpness
- Excellent balance
- Seamless blade and handle design
- Dimpled handle
Global Chef’s Knife Review
There are several different styles to choose from when selecting a Global Chef’s Knife. For the most part no one style is the best for everyone, as depending on your personal preferences one style may be more comfortable to use than the other styles. For example, some may prefer the original thin lightweight Japanese style Global Chef’s Knives. Others that prefer heavier Western style knives may enjoy having the Heavyweight Global Chef’s Knife that has more heft while having the sharpness and edge retention Global is known for.
No matter the style of the Global Chef’s Knife, there are several features that they all have in common. For one, they are all made with high quality CROMOVA 18 stainless steel. This stainless steel blend contains 18 percent chromium, which helps make a Global Chef’s Knife resist staining. Keeping the knife looking good is nice, but the great part of the CROMOVA 18 blend is the molybdenum and vanadium that helps make the knife stay sharper longer by providing excellent edge retention.
Each style of Global Chef’s Knife also has a seamless blade and handle design that features a dimpled handle. The seamless blade and handle design helps reduce dirt and food traps making the knives stay cleaner and more sanitary. It also makes the knife safer by eliminating the problem of loose handles. The dimples on the handle further increase the safety of a Global Chef’s Knife as they help keep the knife from slipping by providing a more secure grip.
Another feature that all Global Chef’s Knives share is the excellent balance. The balance helps make the knife feel more natural to use. The balances allows for more smooth cutting that takes less effort allowing for more accurate cutting and reducing fatigue.
If you often find yourself getting tired by the kitchen cutting you do, than the original lightweight style Global Chef’s Knifes are a great option. They not only have the benefit of excellent balance to help reduce the effort it takes to cut, but they also weigh less due to the thin lightweight design.