The G-46 is Global's full sized Santoku knife. Santoku is a Japanese word literally meaning 'three ways' and is used to describe the three cutting tasks that the knife is designed to do; slicing, dicing and mincing. The shape of the knife makes it brilliant for Western style cooking as the blade is flat, deep and powerful, which makes the knife really good for cutting up lots of heavy root vegetables, such as sweet potato, squashes and celeriac. Santoku knives, unknown to the public even ten years ago have regularly forced their way into knife sets and blocks. Global knives produces several variations of the Santoku knife; there are smaller versions of the Santoku, the GS-35 and the GS-37. Santoku knives are also well combined with fluting which helps prevent these vegetables sticking to the knife blades. The fluted version of the G-46 is the G-48.