If I could have just one knife…

February 2, 2009 | By | Comments (5)


In a culinary world flooded with gear and gadgets (many of which are not essential for good home cooks), I often get asked this question:

"If you could have just one great knife in your collection, what would it be?"

Ask any chef and the answer will be different.

My answer is a Global 7" Santoku. I find the moderate length and light weight to be perfect for my not-so-strong wrists. And rather than switching between a paring knife and a chef’s knife all day, I can perform almost all the tasks I need to do with this mid-sized knife (with the exception of slicing bread, for which I need a serrated knife).

I have used Global knives since my culinary school days in 2002. In fact, I continue to use that same set of knives today. They have held up well under more wear and tear than most knives endure in a lifetime. Granted, great knives are a great investment (the one pictured here runs about $97 on Amazon), but they’re well worth the price. One great knife will last you much longer than an entire set of lesser-quality knives.


  1. kershaw knives

    The craftsmanship and aesthetics is truly admirable. It’s the ideal look for the modern day kitchen knife.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  2. gerber knives

    That was a good knife, I think it’s made especially for chefs. Thanks for sharing this one.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm
  3. Ricky Giordano

    I agree.:D Global Kitchen Knives are very lightweight however they are strong knives that can keep a sharp edge for a long time with its excellent made.

    May 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm
  4. Bancro

    Well, talk about getting results all over the map Seems like there”s an even distribution of folks going for serif vs sans serif.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  5. Nines

    It’s very beautifu food.. Thank you for dinner

    January 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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