This knife is a small, all-purpose knife. It can be used for cutting meat, vegetable and fish. The knife has a hollow ground edge allowing effective separation of food from the blade.
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 livesay on 12th May 2016
Wonderful knives.. I am a Shun collector. May have won me over !!
wish we could give 6 stars
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2015
These Global GS-37 knives are sublime to use. Hope you realize I am just a regular Joe like any of you, not some factory guy sitting and writing these things.
But the reason I took the time, is THIS particular Global..is phenomenal...a joy to chop...or thin slice tomatoes. It is just..flat interesting, and art-feeling to use..
We have given away 6 of them to our dearest friends. They laughed when we told them it would change their lives...but all of them have mentioned to us later...WOW.
We have other Global knives...and they are fine...but this is the utter profound one..the must-get one...hope I have helped you. Just smile when you get one and discover what it is like...and let other know too, I guess...