This knife is mainly used for peeling 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 Marc on 18th May 2021
There's something about handling a Global knife that makes you feel like a better chef. Maybe it's the perfect balance, maybe it's the way it glides through everything it touches, but there is something special about a precision crafted Japanese blade. Make sure you know how to handle a knife like this or you could cut yourself and not realize it until you see the blood.
Global knives are always excellent
Posted by Gerard Johnston on 16th Mar 2021
Superb, sharp paring knives. I have many Global knives and they are all excellent. Well balanced, hold an edge, easy to sharpen.
Great little knife
Posted by Unknown on 8th Feb 2021
Good knife, sharp & well balanced.
Global - The Best!
Posted by Giles on 30th Sep 2020
I have three Global knives. They are perfect
These are the best small knives
Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2020
Replaced a German made knife with these global pairing knives and I am pleased. Best knife for coring fruits and vegetables plus a handy asset at the dinner table. First class customer service and very good pricing.
Posted by Mark Henderson on 13th Mar 2020
What great products, will purchase more items in the future. I highly recommend giving their products a try!