Pros: Looks great! Easy to use! Light and handles well.
Cons: A bit more expensive than a regular kitchen knife.
Since my college days, my kitchen knife was used for everything (in cooking terms!). But I found that my knife dulled easily and needed a lot of sharpening which would then dull quickly again after that. Ok, it was a cheap knife.
So now, later in life, I went in search of another, better kitchen knife. I still don't think I need more than one all round knife so I was looking for that "everything in one" type of knife. I have to admit that the first thing that attracted me to the Global knife is it's design. But when I got it home and tried it out, I found it had more than looks! It was a little more than I wanted to pay but it turned out that it was worth it.
This knife is razor sharp! Now, I'm no professional cook but even I can appreciate how well this knife works. I tell my wife to be careful with it cause one wrong slice and it may be a finger!!! So there's a warning, it's sharp!
But that's the beauty of it. It also handles easily and feels great in your hand. There is however a hard part at the top of the knife right where the handle turns into the top of the blade. I find my finger gets sore here but then it may be due to my grip on the knife.
I've sharpened the knife a few times and each time it retains it's edge. So much so that I forget when was the last time I sharpened it. The pamphlets say that it keeps its edge and they aren't wrong about that.
The other little things are; it washes well, not a speck of rust or scratching on it even after use and generally very useful in that "everything in one" type of way.
Now they also say something about the Global knife being well balanced, but I'm slightly culinary-impaired so I haven't figured out how that works to my advantage. I suppose it has to do with what I wrote above about it feeling great in your hand. But I still love this knife and intend to take care of it so that it lasts me for a while.