Global knives are supposed to be refined, delicate instruments for preparing food to exact specifications.... not the meat cleaver. It has one real purpose, to smash through bones to cut up portions of meat. The Global meat cleaver features a longer blade and thicker steel than ordinary G range knives to handle the repeated blows of going through bone and onto a hard cutting surface. Compared to most Global knives, it is the only knife which should be swung down like a hammer. Useful for preparing cuts of chicken, creating lamb chops or spare ribs. You can also use one of these knives for particularly heavy vegetables like butternut squash or pumpkin, where a smaller knife might get stuck.
The G-12 also comes with a traditional hole in the blade to be hung on hook above a butcher's table.