Global flexible filleting knife review
A filleting knife is more flexible than chef’s knife meaning that it gives you more precision, the flexible blade allows you to fillet whole fish or to remove the skin from fish fillets. It is very difficult to perform either of these tasks without a flexible blade. In laymen’s terms if you personified them a chef’s knife would be Bruce Willis in Die Hard and a filleting knife would be Roger Moore in James Bond.
So which knife did I choose? The Global G-20 21cm filleting knife. It’s a good size, nice on the eye, made by a reputable company and won’t leave a massive dent in your pocket.
1. The handle is specially weighted to give you ultimate control
2. The edge of the knife is ground steeply and to an acute angle meaning it’s a dramatically sharper knife that stays sharper longer
3. The head-to-toe stainless steel construction eliminates food and dirt traps offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene
4. It’s made using stainless steel of the highest quality (hard enough to hold the steep, acute cutting edge and keep this edge for a long time…but soft enough so that it is not too difficult to sharpen).
‘Like a hot knife through butter’ springs to mind. Is it worth spending a lot of cash on a few good knives? I definitely think so. Because knives of this quality last a lifetime, it’s an investment. On my test drive, it passed with flying colours, delivering on all of the above statements (and at R580, it’s a bargain).