The GF Range is Globals collection of drop forged knives. Unlike the G and GS ranges of knives, the handle sits on the tang of the blade creating a knife which is heavier and more durable that its G and GS counterparts. There is no weld join between the handle and the blade, the knife is one piece of steel from tip to tip. Given that the knives are substantially stronger than the G series of knives, they make excellent knives for professional chefs. As with all Global knives, the GF series use Cromova18 steel and have the same quality of edge from the factory.