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.
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My go-to knife
Posted by Martha on 22nd Jun 2022
I got my Global G-2 about 15 years ago and it’s basically the only knife I need. I prefer it so much more than heavy German knives with their thick steel (unless I’m whacking bones or coconuts). I give it to everyone I know for weddings or important birthdays. Be sure to add one of their sharpeners. It’s got the right slant for Asian knives and worth the $30 extra dollars. I’ve only had it professionally sharpened twice.
One of the highest quality Japanese knife I ever used
Posted by Unknown on 20th Aug 2021
I have been cooking every single day for more than 30 years. Including the hand-crafted Japanese knife that is my primary tool, I used so many different knives. This Global chef knife 8" is one of the best. It makes cutting and slicing so easy and smooth.
Posted by jeff baum on 20th Aug 2021
My wife loves this knife. Her hands are small and not too strong. It fits her hand perfectly, and she appreciates the light weight. I had to talk her into using it to replace her previous large chef's knife. She's overjoyed she did. And it has the sharp blade all the Global knives have.
As Advertised and Recommended
Posted by Timothy C Richardson on 28th Sep 2020
Ever since using Global knives when preparing a meal at a friend's home in California, I have wanted to get a Global chef's knife and a Global paring knife. I was very pleased with the purchase. Highly recommend Global knives to amateur chefs. They are very sharp and hold an edge. Look forward to years of use.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2020
Love this knife- already have the paring knife and it’s my absolute favorite. Chose the chef’s knife because I knew it would be an amazing addition to my collection. Looking forward to purchasing more in the future! Also the ordering and shipping were efficient and quick!
Posted by Jozef on 14th Feb 2020
Best knives I’ve had yet, fits well, great edge.
Best knife I own
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2020
Received this as a gift and just bought one for my sister. Stays very sharp.
Awesome product and great service
Posted by Ganesh on 1st Apr 2019
The Global G2 meets every expectation I had after reading rave reviews about it online. It's a pleasure to use the knife and I end up chopping vegetables way more than necessary simply to use the knife more! The service from Sointu was a no-hassles online checkout, shipping was fast and efficient and their price was fairly competitive. Can't ask for more.
This is the only knife you'll ever need
Posted by Unknown on 4th Mar 2019
This is the best knife I've ever owned. It cuts through everything like butter and I can't wait to add more to my collection.
Posted by Becky on 26th Dec 2018
This is a great everyday knife. I own one myself and recently bought one as a gift. Recommended.
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