This set contains the following Global items:
- G-48 Global 7 Inch Santoku Knife w/Granton Edge
- GS-3 Global 5.25 Inch Utility Knife
- GS-38 Global 3.5 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 kat on 9th Mar 2021
These shipped lighting fast! Global makes great knives and this is definitely the best deal out there! Go Sointu!
Sharp as they come!
Posted by John That on 31st Dec 2020
The G-48 Santoku changed my life in the kitchen.
I never knew what cutting was until I stopped having to saw vegetables and felt what a true sharp slice was like with these Global knives. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Unknown on 29th Oct 2019
I'm a petite person with small hands so prefer lighter and thinner spine knives and these fit the bill perfectly. Well balanced and extremely sharp. Sointu had the best prices and selection of Global knives and shipped very quickly. Also appreciated the free 4 inch paring knife which I like better than the paring knife (which is a bit smaller) included in the set...perfect for peeling and slicing fruit. Would definitely come back to this site if need more Global knives.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Sep 2018
i was impressed with the balance and quality of these knives, and at a reasonable price.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Sep 2018
I love theses knives, they are light and the handles are very comfortable. They cut so easy without any pressure. Sharp, sharp!
Very Nice Very nice....
Posted by DDM on 16th Aug 2018
Excellant sharpness, comfortable to hold in your hand and well made. Worth the price.
Best knives ever
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2018
I love global knive! I have many and am now giving them as gifts for my extended family. Their knives would have a hard time cutting butter. I received my orders in a very timely matter and this site and the BEST prices. I also received the sharpener that I love
best three knife set for the money...hands down
Posted by DaveB on 24th Nov 2014
over $30 cheaper than amazon, great knives and outstanding set for holliday giving. Should include a ceramic hone though! These are the primary knives used in my kitchen. the rest went to kids. Bought sets for adult children this year for XMas (along with hones) and they will be most happy. In my kitchen for a year now and lite honing is all they need! perhaps a box of bandaids too!