Complete big and small kitchen tasks with one knife with this hollow ground Santoku knife from Global. It is made of durable and sleek CROMOVA Stainless steel. Made in Japan, It features a slip-resistant hollow weighted handle that makes it lightweight and maneuverable. This is the perfect item to add to your collection and is backed by a lifetime . 7″ L
High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world’s culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and “face-ground” with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges are also ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a “heavyweight” line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives–of which this all-purpose 7-inch hollow-ground Santoku knife is an example–have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives.
Global also did away with bolsters on its original knives to reduce the weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between the blade and handle provides safety. Stainless-steel handles are Global’s most striking feature. They’re molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they’re easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges, and they carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. –Fred Brack
All-purpose 7-inch hollow-ground Santoku knife for chopping, dicing, and slicing
Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium Stainless steel
Face-ground with long taper so edge remains sharp longer
Stainless-steel handle molded for Comfort and dimpled for safe grip
Measures approximately 11 by 3 inches; wash by hand; Lifetime