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  • May 01, 2024 3 min read

    Here at Knife Sharp, we sharpen hundreds of Global knives every week. We love them as they are high quality and hold a fantastic sharp edge. However more recently we have been seeing more and more fake Global knives come to us.

    Now this is not a problem at all, we sharpen all types of knives and can get fake Global knives just as sharp as genuine ones, the different is mainly being how long the edge will last. The poor-quality steel on the fake knives is much softer than real Global knives so the edge won’t last as long.

    The issue occurs when people are buying fake Global knives thinking they are getting the real deal. We have had several customers come to us saying how they got a bargain set of Global knives from eBay etc but when we have examined them, they are not genuine.

    Spotting fake Global knives can be challenging, as counterfeit products are becoming increasingly sophisticated. To ensure you're purchasing genuine Global knives, follow these tips:

    Buy from Authorised Retailers

    The most fool proof way to avoid fake Global knives is to purchase them from authorised dealers or reputable stores. Global maintains a list of authorised dealers on their official website which can be found here Be cautious of online marketplaces such as eBay and obscure websites that offer deals that seem too good to be true.

    Examine the Packaging

    Genuine Global knives typically come in a sleek, well-designed packaging. Inspect the box for any signs of poor quality, misspellings, or inconsistencies in branding and logos. When new they are always boxed rather than just being in black fabric knife rolls, which is common with the fake knives.

    Check the Logo and Branding

    Pay close attention to the Global logo, which should be laser engraved or etched onto the knife. The logo should be clean, precise, and consistent across all knives in a set. Some of the newer Global knives have a red and black logo rather than just all black, as well as the Global name engraved on the handle. Counterfeit knives often have poorly executed logos, and sometimes have names such as ‘Global Chef’ or Global Professional’ which are incorrect.

    Examine and Feel the Handle

    Authentic Global knives have a distinctive dimpled stainless-steel handle, which provides an excellent grip. Counterfeit knives may have handles made from cheaper materials, and the dimpling may not be as pronounced or well-crafted. Also, the handle dimpling is often just painted rather than machined on the fake knives.

    Inspect the Blade

    Examine the blade closely for any imperfections or inconsistencies in the steel. Authentic Global knives are known for their high-quality stainless-steel blades that are extremely sharp and durable. Counterfeit knives have blades made from inferior materials, and the craftsmanship will be subpar.

    Weight and Balance

    Authentic Global knives are well-balanced and have a specific weight distribution. If a knife feels unusually light or heavy for its size, it could be a fake. Often fake knives have very heavy weighted handles to give the knife extra weight.

    Remember that counterfeiters can be quite crafty, so it's essential to exercise caution when purchasing high-end knives like Global knives. Be cautious of knives sold at significantly lower prices than the market average. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    However, after all this, remember we can sharpen and repair all knives, it’s just a case of the counterfeit knives the edge won’t last as long as you expect.

    If you're still uncertain about the authenticity of a Global knife drop us a line, I’m sure we will be able to help.

    Stay Sharp!

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