If you needed just one knife for your kitchen go for a quality chefs knife and if you are going for Global buy the G-2. The G-2 is the best-selling Japanese kitchen knife ever made! It can slice, dice, chop, and really do anything that you need. A multi-purpose all round blade that is included in virtually every knife set produced. It has won dozens of awards over the years testifying to the popularity of the blade. Global (represented by the G-2) has won the Which? Best Knife category 3 times in a row.
Further it has won the Restaurant Magazines Readers Choice Award 8 years in a row. Sharpest Knife by A La Carte Magazine, Design Plus in Frankfurt, Tried and Tested by Good Housekeeping Magazine, Best Kitchen Gadget by GQ, and the list is endless. After 25 years of its existence, it still stands out as the benchmark in the Global range to which all other Global knives and to which all other upmarket kitchen knife brands are compared. By owning a Global chefs knife you are joining the ranks of thousands of delighted home cooks and professional chefs.
The G-2 is available in many alternative sizes, bigger and small. The G-55 is 18cm and the G-58 is 16cm. They are the same knives in slightly smaller sizes and come with the large G series handle, meaning that the blade is a little shorter. This gives you more control or might feel less overwhelming if you are a smaller person, all these knives will do the same task in the kitchen, the size is just a matter of preference.
The G-16 and G-17 are the two biggest brothers of the Global cook's/chef's line at 24cm and 27cm respectively. These are typical chef's knives, good for any use in the kitchen. The size of these knives means that they are more suited for professional chefs in working kitchens. For home use we would recommend anything from the G-2 and downwards. Aside from the blade length, these knives have bigger more cylindrical handles and a more pronounced bolster to offer added protection.