This set contains the following Global items:
- G-9 Global 8.75 Inch Bread Knife
- G-3 Global 8.25 Inch Carving Knife
- G-4 Global 7 Inch Oriental Chef's Knife
- GS-3 Global 5.25 Inch Utility 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.
These knives are the best!
Posted by Jessica on 20th Mar 2020
I love these knives! Excellent price! When I went to culinary school my teacher swore by these!
Love Global knives, sharp and excellent set
Posted by Edith on 22nd Apr 2019
This is our second global knife set, first lasted 10-15 years or more with sharpening and constant use. This set is versatile, we only bought one more knife to fill it out. The price of this vendor was by far the best.
Posted by Rich on 12th Apr 2018
We love these knives! They have a great look to them that caught my eye. They feel and work as well as they look too.
Posted by Emily Mills on 15th Apr 2016
These knives feel great in the hand and cut with ease! My husband also loves the knives and he is not easy to please.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2015
Such a great set. Love the knives I got and the best price