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    Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Greg


    Christmas Cutlery: Global G-2 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

    Whether you’re at home for the holidays or making your own traditions, you’ll probably be spending some time in the kitchen. We plan on cooking up some Christmas favorites, and there’s nothing like the big festival meal to show off some new tools, especially ones that are sharp and to the point. We’ve been testing out three knives recently and will cover each of them in turn.

    The Global G-2 8-inch Chef’s Knife makes a strong first impression. It appears almost alien, with no separate handle or wooden elements, made from molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. Dimples on the handle provide a stark contrast to the smooth metal, and the knife is extremely lightweight, maybe 20% less than many other blades of the same size. They’re also extremely sharp, with a very fine edge that is perfect for thin slicing and vegetable dicing.

    We loved the balance on this one, though the lack of weight took some getting used to, and made at least one critic a little frustrated. “Best for those with smaller hands” was the consensus, and the handles are ergonomic but still a bit slippery if they get wet.

    Despite the all-metal construction, they still recommend that you hand wash the blade to protect the edge. The same line covers a variety of the typical styles, from bread to boning knives as well as other sizes of your basic chef’s knife, and they do look great on a magnetic rack. Great for the price, we’d recommend this one for those who like to display their knives and want something a little different. Available now, online and in stores, for just under $120.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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