Global Oriental Fluted Chef's Knife, G-4
Oriental blades are typically considered general purpose knives, and the Global G-4 Oriental Chef’s Knife can indeed be put to use in a wide variety of roles. The Japanese name ‘Santoku’ translates to ‘three virtues’, in reference to the knife’s strengths in slicing, mincing and dicing. You can truly get a lot of mileage out of such a versatile kitchen tool, and these blades are of such remarkable high quality that you don’t have to worry about their heavy use wearing them down too quickly.
One of the key features of a true oriental chef’s knife is that they are perfectly weighted between the blade and handle, which is very important when it comes to feeling like the knife is a true extension of your arm with which you can maintain full control. These are lightweight knives with very thin blades, so the handles are hollow to keep the knife well balanced, with a small amount of sand moving freely within the handle so that the weight can shift perfectly when in use.
Of course, the blade itself is the key strength of any chef’s knife, and these handcrafted molybdenum vanadium stainless steel blades are able to achieve razor sharpness and incredible thinness due to the strength and quality of the materials used, as well as the process. They are ice tempered to make sure the internal structure of the steel stays very, very strong. If that’s not enough to give you peace of mind with the purchase, they also come with a lifetime warranty, insuring them against breakage or defects.
Safety is a consideration, and these knives have your standard notch to keep your fingers away from the blade if your hand does slip, but it shouldn’t, thanks to the dimpled texture of the handle and the ergonomic grip this affords.
The Global G-4 7-inch Oriental Chef's Knife features:
- Lightweight, precisely balanced 7-inch Oriental chef's knife
- Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
- Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
- Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip
- Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage