This knife's broad blade width makes it suitable for cutting big vegetables. The heel of the knife is square-shaped and convenient for removing stalks and eyes from 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 Favorite Knives
Posted by Patricia K on 16th Dec 2020
I love my Global knives, especially the vegetable knife for mincing and dicing.
Sointu’s customer service is top notch. Now shipping their knives to family and friends as BDay and Christmas gifts.
Great versatile veggie chopping knife
Posted by alvin on 11th Nov 2019
No frills. Reasonably priced. All around great & versatile for chopping all manner of veg. SOINTU service is awesome too.
Great Knife, Great Price
Posted by Unknown on 14th Oct 2019
SOINTU seems to have the best pricing around and great service as well. The Global G 5 is a great knife. Super sharp. Balanced. Easy to use and versatile. An easy replacement for a chefs knife or multi purpose knife in the kitchen, not just for vegetables. Highly recommend it along with SOINTU
Posted by Scott Small on 22nd Jan 2018
What can I say..., it's a well-balanced chromium-vanadium-molybdenum blade that holds its edge.... -
Posted by Lex on 12th Jan 2018
I love globals because I have small hands and the handles aren't as unwieldy as traditional western style chef's knives. Great blade edge retention and a very smooth cut.
GLOBAL G-5, 7 INCH VEGETABLE KNIFE (NAKIRI)
Posted by OZZ N. ARNOLD on 23rd Aug 2017
I cut myself the first day! Lol great knife, I highly recommend it!
Posted by soendoro widjaja on 23rd Jun 2016
The knife came on time as promised. Quality is superb. Bought other 2 with this. So, in short, it has been a fantastic experience buying from SOINTU.
Posted by james livesay on 12th May 2016
Doubles as a razor
Posted by Louis Palermo on 2nd May 2016
I've owned multiple good knives and have settled on Global as the best for the money. Seriously, you can shave with this knife. Love my Global knives.
A wonderful addition to my knife roll
Posted by Kristopher on 26th Oct 2015
Being the sole cook at a small but high volume restaurant, I find myself moving from my line to my prep station, and always forgetting my Global chef knife. Since the majority of my prep is veg and soup I chose to save the money and try the Global veg knife. Love the added weight, love the length, the easily honed blade and the wide blade that makes everything from chiffonade to rustic chunks a breeze. Already own four other Global knives and see no reason to buy from any other brand.
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