I got my first Global knives about 8 years ago and have always said they were the most important part of the kitchen. This one is the latest addition to the set and it’s an absolute joy to use. I thought I kept my knives fairly sharp until I tried out a new one. I’d forgotten you can literally shave with them straight out of the box.
While it looks like a bit like a cleaver, it’s a vege knife and makes short work of the heavier prep work. The great thing about saving lots of money with homegrown food is that you can occasionally splash out with the kitchen budget. Even so, I’d better go make something extra special for dinner for the financial controller tonight.
In response to Ben’s question, this is the sharpener recommended by Global (mouse over for link). While the knives come from the factory with a literally razor sharp edge (I’ve shaved hairs with one) these sharpeners will get a Global knife ALMOST back to that but not quite. They have two ceramic wheels of different grades and the guide keeps the knife at the right angle to get the right set on the blade. If you were serious, a fine diamond hone would probably get your knife back to factory sharp (if you had the skill and technique as well). One last thing, you won’t be able to use the sharpener with any other knives due to the unique set angle of the Global blades.