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bwatts28
01-07-2013, 05:20 AM
Hello all I was wondering if you could help me please?

I've finally settled on getting myself a set of Global's and have found these:
http://www.pluckpoint.com/global-g-5311-st-knife-block-6pc-set/product

Is there anything blatently obvious that these might be fakes? Or is it as the website says a bargain price?

Many thanks,

Ben

Stumblinman
01-07-2013, 05:29 AM
price seems right but have you ever held/used one ?

Blobby
01-07-2013, 06:04 AM
The price seems to be in the right ball park. They're great knives.

quantumcloud509
01-07-2013, 06:31 AM
I want to say fakes, the knife block has too much detail on it, from what Ive found so far, knife blocks are simple with no designs on them.

Stumblinman
01-07-2013, 06:48 AM
I'm not so convinced : http://www.global-knife.com/products/global_storage.html

Stumblinman
01-07-2013, 06:50 AM
seems it's a limited edition deal.

http://www.pots-and-pans.co.uk/global-g-5311-st-6-piece-knife-block-set-limited-edition#.UOq1KIZbKeY

Stumblinman
01-07-2013, 06:53 AM
I think it's alright.. but who am I LOL I'd just make sure you've held them before cause they might get a good rap by some but I hate the design. But then again I am a D handle lover who's yet to be converted. :D

bwatts28
01-07-2013, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the help. I saw them on potsandpans as a limited edition set and thought they should be alright but wanted a second opinion. Closest thing I've come to handling them is the packaging which I dare say is not a true reflection! :biggrin:

I know people dislike them but I do have smaller hands than the average man

Mr.Magnus
01-07-2013, 10:22 AM
its hard to tell by pictures. but real globals always have the copyright sign on the loggos and the black dots on the handle should be well made and not painted on sloppy/uneven.

ThEoRy
01-07-2013, 12:07 PM
I typically recommend against buying sets. I also recommend against buying global knives. That being said, this looks like a good deal on a closeout item. It may just be discontinued and they are making shelf space. The knives included within this set are not discontinued however. All in all it looks like a great bargain on something that I wouldn't normally recommend. If that helps you out at all. :D

TB_London
01-07-2013, 04:02 PM
You're only getting one big knife and lots of little ones so the price seems ok for them to be genuine. Only knife in the set I'd use would be the G2 though. There are better buys out there, but they're plenty servicable

Crothcipt
01-07-2013, 04:47 PM
I have seen that pattern on some of the stuff coming out of Aus.. I would recommend this cheap price to anyone that is looking for a descent knife set. Altho I wouldn't recommend a set to begin with.