BUNMEI Santoku 18cm
The G-46 Santoku Knife 18cm is Global's full sized Santoku knife. Santoku is a Japanese word meaning 'three ways' and is used to describe the three cutting tasks that the knife is designed to do: slicing, dicing and mincing. The shape of the knife makes it brilliant for Western style cooking as the blade is flat, deep and powerful, which makes the knife really good for cutting up lots of heavy root vegetables, such as sweet potato, squashes, carrots and more. Global knives produce several variations of Santoku knives. Santoku knives are also well combined with fluting which helps prevent these vegetables sticking to the knife blades when slicing through them due to the small air pocket created between the blade and the vegetable. The fluted version of the G-46 is the G-80.
There are smaller versions of the Global Santoku, the GS-35 (13cm Blade) and the GS-57 (11cm Blade).