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 Cannon on 26th Jun 2021
I've owned Global knives for 20 years; now I am buying one annually for each of my kids who treasure them too. This particular one is perfectly balanced and doesn't "stick" to what you're chopping. The grip, or handle, fits a small hand or a very large one, which is amazing. You can not find a better price than at Sointu.
Completes my Set
Posted by thenekkidtruth on 28th Nov 2020
Very happy with this knife in particular but I have a collection of Global knives - now completed. Exceptional steel at this price point is rare and precious - these knives are brilliantly crafted and hold their honed edge. A joy to use - great transaction.
The edge is for real
Posted by Clarence on 23rd Sep 2020
I bought this knife as well as the same model without the granton edge. I prefer this one, it's great with vegetables, no sticking.
Small but mighty
Posted by Pesha Leichter on 22nd Sep 2020
I have a 7" Global chef's knife and it's just a bit too big to be comfortable in my small hands. This knife has a handle that is shaped for a small hand and it is so comfortable to use. Great for fruits, vegetables, and herbs. True - I won't be using it if I buy a whole watermelon or even a large winter squash but that's fine. For those times, I'll pull out my slightly unwieldy 7" chef's knife. The GS-37 is good for onions, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes (although I do have a tomato knife that I love), peppers, herbs, etc. If you have small hands this is a fabulous knife.
Posted by cierra k on 4th Aug 2020
This knife slices through hearty onions like butter. It is a pleasure to use.
Replacement for another identical knofe
Posted by Unknown on 18th May 2020
We enjoy our knife
It is a replacement for an older, identical knife
The size is very useful
Posted by Steve on 9th Jan 2020
Got the knife as a Christmas present for the wife and she absolutely loves it.
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...