It was my birthday last week, and my present was an F.Dick Dickoron knife steel (it's the red-handled one about 25cm(?) oval.
First impression: Really heavy, bigger than I thought, looks a bit like a sword.
I took it to the kitchen immediately and rubbed it down my glabal a few times. Not the most exciting present...
But anyway, I was chopping steak later that day, and while the global is sharp, it does tend to struggle a bit on sinew. I'd expect my chroma vegetable knife or pairing knife to go through, but I really have to push on the global.
I've heard most globals are sharp out of the box, but this one has always had trouble with sinew (though it is very sharp cutting through most things). Is it possible that, maybe because it's drop-forged, for some reason it's not as out-of-the-box sharp as the pressed Globals?