A knife suited primarily for cutting meat. It can also be used as a multi-purpose knife for fruits and vegetables. This knife is heavier than the G Series model.
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.
Excellent Chef's Knife
Posted by Steve on 28th Jun 2021
Nice weight to it and very, very sharp and balanced.
Fantastic, beautiful and VERY sharp knife.
Posted by Gary on 22nd Dec 2017
I bought this knife to replace the exact same knife that I foolishly lost several years ago. I had almost forgotten just how good this knife was and what a great feel that it had. It was my favorite and "go to" knife for almost everything. The new knife seems even sharper than the last one I had. I have 3 other Global knifes and I think they are the best knives I've ever had as well as the most beautiful and well designed. The most modern knives on the planet. i also bought the set of Global 5 and 7 inch vegetable knives as a Christmas present for a cousin and his wife since they are both vegetarians as a Christmas present for them. Sointu has the best prices on Global knives and they were shipped promptly. Thank you very much.
Best, sharpest knife I own
Posted by Manny on 16th Apr 2013
I like heavy knives that can be used for all kitchen tasks. This is it. Very sharp and well balanced. I love it!!!