Tough and rigid, this knife has a serrated edge that makes it easy to cut through bread crusts. This knife is excellent for cutting hard types of bread, such as French loaves.
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.
Best bread knife
Posted by Jisook Yoon on 13th Feb 2017
It is long and wide enough to cut french loaf. It doesn't leave much bread crumbs. I have a regular thin and long bread knife but when cutting a thick and hard bread, it took quite a lot of efforts. The knife is quite long and wide, I am very satisfied with it.
Don't know how I prepped without these knives!
Posted by elizabeth saeger on 25th Jul 2014
I've had several sets of knives over the last 40 years. My son highly recommended that I begin to assemble a new set and that the new knives be Global Knives. He described how sharp they were, and I was hesitant, thinking I would constantly cut myself. On the contrary. My knife skills are unbelievable. These knives cut, slice, chop with such ease. I haven't cut myself , by the way. These knives are a thing of beauty.
Massive serrated knife.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Nov 2013
I like the big handle and smooth transition between the blade and the handle. The one piece construction makes for easy cleaning and visual inspection to ensure the knife really is clean. I was surprised how large the scallops are on the edge. Good for gib jobs but can tear smaller food items. Definitely not a tomato knife.