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-14 Global 6 Inch Serrated Utility knife
- GS-5 Global 5.5 Inch Vegetable Knife
- GS-3 Global 5.25 Inch Utility Knife
- GS-7 Global 4 Inch Paring Knife
- GSF-15 Global 4.5 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 Unknown on 25th Apr 2022
Best overall knife set out there.
Best knives ever
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2022
Where to start, these are pricey but worth their weight in gold! I've had a couple other Global's for 15 years and will never buy another brand. Next is the Global Cleaver!
Best knives ever!
Posted by Brandon on 17th Jan 2022
I've owned a couple of Global knives over the years and decided to splurge and pick up the 8-pc set. I can't tell you how much I love these knives. I bought these for my wife but secretly they are for me. Can't go wrong with these knives.
Great professional and contemporary
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2016
Service was excellent and delivery as promised