This was my first Global and I must say it is a brand I enjoy owning. Fits in the hand and is very well balanced whether using a pinch or normal grip. The CROMOVA18 steel is rust resistant and easy to clean however while it can get a sharp cutting edge, it does not hold the edge like harder steels can. Not taking anything away from this knife, as it is a favourite in the kitchen.
I would recommend this product to a friend.