"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1
Global knives

Hi im looking to buy a knife , and have been looking at the global G series. what do people think of this brand of knife ? ive been looking for quite some time , im particualy the global Santoku? don't want to buy something then feel like it was the wrong decision 2 weeks later.

thank you for your time .

Craig.

__________________

__________________
cray-z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Hi Craig. Welcome to DC.

Check out some of the earlier threads in this Knives forum for discussions/recommendations on quality knives and the Global brand.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
Head Chef
 
Rob Babcock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,281
I like the feel of Globals but I don't own one. They fit me great but I haven't worked with one enough to say for sure.
__________________
If we're not supposed to eat animals, then how come they're made out of meat?
Rob Babcock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2007, 05:27 AM   #4
The Dude Abides
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bermuda Native in D.C./NoVA
Posts: 5,324
Send a message via AIM to TATTRAT Send a message via Yahoo to TATTRAT Send a message via Skype™ to TATTRAT
On smaller knives, as you roll chop you can feel the blade wanting to bend/twist at the tang, feels flimsy.
__________________
flickr
TATTRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
GarrettB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35
Send a message via AIM to GarrettB Send a message via Skype™ to GarrettB
My roommate owned a Global knife, 10" chef I believe, and it was wicked sharp compared to my budget one-man Henckels knife. The grip was good, but I wasn't really blown away by it. Then again, he's now an Industrial Design guru, so he might have a better idea of what's practical.
__________________
GarrettB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
wysiwyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 446
Send a message via MSN to wysiwyg
cray-z,
I am not sure where are you located, I recommend the RH Forshner/Victorinox chef knife
It may not be the best around, but at $20 for the 8" model is the best value in knives.
MAC produces great knives IMHO better performers than Global, but at $100 plus a piece is kind of out of my budget.
__________________
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
wysiwyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 08:20 PM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 496
I have 1 Global--and I never use it. I don't like it.

Then again, I know people who think they're the greatest things ever, and hate some of my knives.

Personally? I prefer ceramics, and in terms of metal knives I like MAC (best metal knives out there, IMO), the Henckel Twin Cuisine series, the Wustof Grand Prix series, and Shun.
__________________
Poppinfresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 05:30 AM   #8
Senior Cook
 
DrThunder88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 473
Moving beyond the crowd of 420-stainless knives, you will really start to get what you pay for, even if a lot of what you're paying for may be style. My theory on the matter is that $80-100 is about what you will pay to get a knife (8 inch chef's) that will perform excellently in all areas but isn't likely to get the casual observer's pulse racing or strike envy into the hearts of your contemporaries.

Personal taste does play a big role in selection as well. Globals are uniformly well-made knives, but if you don't really like yours and are never going to use it, it's a waste of money. If you can, make friends with someone who has one and will let you help chop vegetables with it. If not, go to a reputable dealer and get a feel for the knife in person. Get a feel for several brands.

Victorinox Forschners were brought up a high-quality, low-cost alternative, and that they are. My younger brother just moved into an apartment off-campus and that's what I got him for Christmas. I'm not sure how experienced you are with cooking knives, but Forschners makes an excellent entry-level knife in the world of good kitchen cutlery! The plastic handle and stamped blade may not appeal to many people, but they are well made, well heat-treated (more important than steel selection, in some cases), and almost impossibly inexpensive.
__________________

__________________
DrThunder88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.