Global knives - Buy one get one 50% off, Bentalls Kingston
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Global knives - Buy one get one 50% off, Bentalls Kingston

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Found 12th Oct 2014
Global knives, considered one of the best knives around. Bentalls Kingston are doing a promotion that if you buy one Global knife, you get a second for half off. Seeing as these are never discounted, seems like a good deal.

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If anyone is new to global knives I cannot recommend them enough, they're excellent. Quick heads up though, I nearly ordered a 6 piece set for £500 in Selfridges but after a quick google found Costco do a 7 piece set (same as Selfridges set but with a different block and the addition of a bread knife which Selfridges sold for £130 alone!!!) for under £200 (price may have changed now). In my view if your just starting out there is no better value than the costco deal but this is excellent if your looking to add knives to an existing set!!

Love these knives!

As a chef that owns these, they are not comfortable to use. Much better out there, these are overpriced imo. I still have mine, but seldom used

Love mine. Had them 10yrs now. Expensive but do a good job and look great on the 80cm magnetic rack on the wall behind my range cooker.

yespleasesir

As a chef that owns these, they are not comfortable to use. Much better … As a chef that owns these, they are not comfortable to use. Much better out there, these are overpriced imo. I still have mine, but seldom used


Agree

rexdare

Agree

Agree to

yespleasesir

As a chef that owns these, they are not comfortable to use. Much better … As a chef that owns these, they are not comfortable to use. Much better out there, these are overpriced imo. I still have mine, but seldom used



I love mine, but that's cooking at home. What would you recommend instead?

Unless you need please save your money .. Hard times ahead

aabarcellos

Unless you need please save your money .. Hard times ahead



Agreed.

Lots of house repossessions, bankruptcy and misery coming when interest rates go up.

good knives, but as stated uncomfortable, invest in a sharpening / honing tool & some semi decent knives, having first sorted the edges on your pre-existing blunt & never maintaned knives in the first instance.

All knives lose their edge, regardless of price, so go for the cheap maintainance option first, you only need to give them a tickle to hone them in the majority of cases which is why knife sharpener deals used to go ballistic on here regularly.

whilst the deal price is good if you are after those knives specifically I cannot vote, have some very good cheap specific knives from a bunch of manufacturers like mora, ..which all still need practise & user precision to justify, lest they be "pretty things" adorning your home but with little use or value other than ornamental.

sharp blade is half the battle won imho.

Good knives but a ball ache to sharpen due to the edge Global have

Once you buy these, you dont need to buy again. jusr sharpen them up every so often.

davewave

Once you buy these, you dont need to buy again. jusr sharpen them up … Once you buy these, you dont need to buy again. jusr sharpen them up every so often.




Isn't that the case with all knives - I've never had any knife (regardless of price) ever 'fail' on me?

Good knives, not a fan of them myself personally as I prefer Japanese Damascus knives such as Kai Shun and Hattori etc. 50% off a second knife is a decent deal though, hot from me.

Good deal but have to agree with everyone else on this one, you can sharpen up nearly anything to be sharp enough for most kitchen stuff; just get a decent whetstone or sharpening system (lansky, spyderco, rip offs of the edge pro, etc.)

Like GoatzRus said, the Damascus knives are usually much better for keeping a really sharp edge and are made in the traditional Japanese way of folding layers of metal.

Banned

aabarcellos

Unless you need please save your money .. Hard times ahead



yeah, hide you money inside your mattresses.
Edited by: "douglas13" 13th Oct 2014

i have 2. I purchased the G-2 for around £60 in 2006 from very reputable major cookware company (so please do not say i have a fake) yet now the G-2 retails for around £95. The other one (GS-5) cost £45 in 2008 and now goes for nearly £75. People have said i have never had knife fail, but once you use a proper knife with a proper edge it is very hard to go back to standard Ikea/Argos/supermarket chef knife.

yes Global Knives are knives your grandchildren will inherit if you don't misuse them. Super sharp, very hardwearing and i love using them ...but at £95. Nope i would not have paid that for them , then or now.

I would love to know why these things have had a 50% price increase in recent years and i would suggest that there are better value knives that can be just as good at a more reasonable price. The Lakeland Select knives always seem to get good reviews for the price, and if i was in need of a knife now i would probably check these out with the Global knifes at the same time

Also the price of the knife is just one part of the total outlay, you must invest in a proper sharpener if buying one. I have the Minosharp water sharpener which again seems to have jumped in price since i purchased. I would also suggest that you actually hold one before buying. The Global brand is not for everyone, it feels light compared to other high end knives which will not be everyones taste.

a high end knife is a good investment in the long run IMO. my parents seem to find some bargain £10 - £20 cooks knife every few years but have now outspent me on inferior knives that do not last or hold a edge well.

oh and forget putting them in the dishwasher as well, that is a very big NO NO



Edited by: "The_Bounty_Bear" 18th Oct 2014

Right guys, I cant help myself when it comes to global knife threads. I have been chef for 10 years and I love my globals and they are professional grade knives. These are not meant for home use but if you can afford them then they are an investment. They are hard to sharpen (even for some chefs) as they are sharpened at both sides at a 15 degree angle. If you are not comfortable in sharpening these knives the invest in a minosharp ceramic sharpener (apx £20 -£25) and these sharpen them back up perfectly. Hence, why they have been officially endorsed by Global themselves. Like I say they are an investment and come with a lifetime warranty against all aspects except accidental damage. if anyone has any questions in relation I am more than happy to try and help.

I meant to mention as for the fact that these knives are uncomfortable to use. Yes they are for the first week or two. After a couple of weeks you will develop what we call in the trade a global callus and after that all is good. If you are passionate about cooking and good knives then spend the time and effort with these guys and you will not be disappointed. But if you insist on hating them let me know and I will buy them off you lol.

Hi Toddsupplies,

I am no chef but do cook most days so my knives get good use. I have to say that a good knife takes the effort out what i suspect for most everyday people is a choir with a standard knife purchased cheaply from the supermarket. It is actually enjoyable to have use a Global.

Would you have any other knife recommendations a bit more reasonably priced for your average home cook ? As like i said the Globals now seem very high priced to when i purchased mine.

Edited by: "The_Bounty_Bear" 19th Oct 2014
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