A knife suited primarily for cutting meat into pieces It can also be used as a multi-purpose knife for cutting meat and vegetables.
Global knives are unique because of their edge and the way they are balanced. The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the Global edge is truly its signature. The majority of the Global knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade like western style knives. However, their edges are ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter inch or more up from the tip of the knife.
To balance their knives, Global uses a hollow handle which is then filled with just the right amount of sand to create the correct balance. Global uses this method rather than using a full tang and a bolster to balance their knives for two reasons. First, it is a far more precise than using a tang and a bolster. Second, Asian knives typically do not have bolsters, since they only serve as a hindrance to cutting and sharpening.
Global knives are made from the finest high carbon stainless steel available for producing professional quality kitchen knives. Yoshikin uses its own proprietary stainless steel which it calls CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel. This steel is hard enough for Global knives to keep their edge for a long time, but soft enough so that it is not too difficult to sharpen the knives. The CRO in CROMOVA 18 stands for chromium and the 18 is the percentage of chromium in the steel. This high percentage of chromium contributes to Global's good stain resistance.
Great workhorse knife!
Posted by Kyle on 22nd Jul 2020
The G-16 10" (240mm) Chef's Knife from Global is a fantastic workhorse kitchen knife for all of your "heavy-lifting" tasks. It's size and heft allow it to be extremely useful for hours of prep, It's very well balanced, razor sharp, and holds an edge well. A great addition to any pro cook's knife roll, or a great go-to for the home cook!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jun 2017
I purchased a lot of other knives in the past. Those knives are good but don't hold a candle to this knife. It has a razor edge and the balance is perfect. It's a pleasure to cut with this knife. Once again ordering through Sointu USA is fast at a great price.
Posted by Robert S. Ferik on 31st Mar 2017
This knife makes cutting a pleasure. My one suggestion is it should come with a protective sleeve for the blade.
Posted by Richard Barnes on 3rd Mar 2017
Great solid knife. Has about a week so far goes through everything like butter.
Posted by Kavita on 14th Feb 2017
It's always a pleasure to cook using global knives they are so well crafted and is such a effortless way of slicing and cutting meat and vegetables.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2016
Great knife, fast delivery!!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2016
the bigger brother to the G-2
A Perfect Global
Posted by Brad Howard on 23rd Nov 2015
A perfectly balanced, extremely sharp and exquisitely designed cutting tool.
It's simply awesome.
Posted by Jason on 17th Oct 2014
I also have the 12 inch which is just as awesome but the 10 inch is probably more the perfect size for big jobs. Looks perfectly constructed, ergonomically friendly in your hand, and the weight is balanced which I find important, heavy enough as well to be more functional in the kitchen.