This set contains the following Global items:
- G-38/B Global 9.5 Inch Diamond Honing Rod
- G-9 Global 8.75 Inch Bread Knife
- G-3 Global 8.25 Inch Carving Knife
- G-2 Global 8 Inch Chef's Knife
- G-48 Global 7 Inch Santoku Knife w/Granton Edge
- GS-14 Global 6 Inch Serrated Utility Knife
- GS-3 Global 5.25 Inch Utility Knife
- GS-7 Global 4 Inch Paring 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.
QUALITY KNIVES- WONDERFUL INVESTMENT
Posted by DICING IN NYC on 22nd Mar 2021
Purchase these as a divorce gift for myself, my ex took his student knives [Mercer] with him and that's the only thing that I knew I'd miss. These Global knives are light, allow for precision cutting and preparation. Purchasing this Global set is One of the best things I've done in 2021 so far...
Finally - a top quality set of knives at an affordable price
Posted by KRISTIN F ROZANSKY on 26th Oct 2020
Cannot say enough good things about this set. I recently switched to a plant based diet and this set makes meal prep a dream. I actually look forward to this part of my cooking!!
Beauty and precision
Posted by VeeGee on 22nd Sep 2020
My husband and I love to cook,so we got this set for an anniversary present for ourselves. The knives are fabulous. Great balance and a pleasure to use. And, they are a good value. We have nothing negative to say. We highly recommend!
10 pc knife set
Posted by Claudio on 30th Jun 2020
Great value for money but knives come without their boxes, just a plastic cover for the blade and a clear bag for each knife. Other than that it's a great set.