This knife has a 4.25 inch blade, and is best suited for peeling and slicing fruits and 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.
Posted by James Or Geri MacGregor on 25th Jun 2022
This product arrived sooner than expected which was great. I love the weight and length of this knife. Extremely sharp. I am very happy with the service and the product. I use this knife everyday. Very good product.
Terrific Little knife
Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2021
This is described as a paring knife, but it is larger than a regular paring knife. I love it! I use it to the exclusion of my Chef's knife
The go-to knife
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2021
This has been my most-used kitchen knife for many years. 'Just purchased another for a second home.
Posted by Freddie on 9th Jul 2020
Global knives never let down, they're beautiful and super sharp and feel amazing in the hand.
Perfect for wedging
Posted by Jim L on 5th Dec 2015
The handle-blade angle takes getting used to, and the aggressively shaped 4.25" blade is intimidating used close to bare hands, but after wedging countless apples, oranges and lemons, and chopping lots of small veggies, I'm a convert. Or maybe it's just the edge on this thing, which is the most wicked, wicked cutting edge I've ever seen. Wave this thing at a tomato and it falls apart. I don't know how they do it.