Globals are pretty fuckin horrible, I doubt you'd find too many people who'd argue. For some reason about a decade back a lot of apprentices used to get recommended them for their first knife-roll, I to this day have no idea why. Lot of much better knives at that pricepoint. And I've yet to use a metal-knifed (EDIT - I mean metal handled rather) knife that wasnt horrible to use EDIT - DO NOT get talked into buying a furi... I have seriously never in my life encountered knives with steel that soft. they are truly awful.