At the premier of his newest documentary, Wasted: The Story of Food Waste, Bourdain revealed that his go-to knife was the Global Classic Chef’s Knife, which sells for $99.95.
Though $100 may seem like a lot for a single knife, in the realm of professional chefs, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. If well cared for, it is a knife that lasts a very long time. “As a starter chef knife, The Global is pretty good for a first-timer,” says Bourdain. “It’s also beloved by other professionals as well.”
The 8-inch Japanese chef’s knife is lighter than traditional European-style knives and well balanced, featuring a molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel blade, an edge that retains sharpness exceptionally well, a dimple comfort grip handle, and a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage.