This set contains the following Global Items:
- G-2 Global 8 Inch Chef's Knife
- GS-5 Global 5.5 Inch Vegetable Knife
- GS-7 Global 4 Inch Paring Knife
Each of these items can be viewed individually in the images above.
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.
Posted by Sueli H Santos on 28th Oct 2020
I am very pleased with my purchase. Excellent quality, and the price was very reasonable for those kinds of knives.
Posted by Elba White on 5th Oct 2020
I was hoping for a good knife because I had used my friend's Global knives in Sweden. However, Global has many lines and the one that appealed to me was a set on sale. I was delighted that my knives cut through my vegetables like butter! Sharp and precise. I love them and bought another set for my son.
Posted by Mary Newson on 4th Sep 2020
They were just as pictured. High quality and very sharp. We love them!
Another great product and a great value
Posted by Ken on 6th Jul 2020
Love this package of knives. These are knives I use all the time and just wanted to purchase another set. This package deal was a great value and the knives ,as always, are quality products.
Posted by Mark S. on 23rd Apr 2020
Bought these knives for my daughter's birthday. She asked for another brand but after researching and reading reviews settled on Global. She was very excited with the Global set and commented how extremely sharp they are.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2020
Very nice quality,
Posted by Elie Balas on 27th Jun 2019
Excellent knives. I have been using them for over 10 years, and often give them as gifts to my friends who do not own good knives in their kitchen.