- Global Knives
- Global GS-40, 4 Inch Paring Knife
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 Doug on 28th Dec 2021
I had read that these knives were sharp and that's the truth. Takes little or no effort to slice something. Feels great in my hand as well. Also ordered the Mino Sharp knife sharpener that's made for Global knives. Haven't used it yet though.
Perfect for the Task
Posted by Steve on 28th Jun 2021
Enjoying both sizes of these knives. Super sharp and easy to manipulate.
Best knife I have ever had
Posted by Eddie on 7th Aug 2020
It is very sharp, perfectly balanced and a joy to use.
We own two 4” Global Utility
Posted by J.C. on 13th Sep 2019
I have two of the 4” utility as My fam tends to grab for this Global fav. Nice heft, grip, and keeps a sharp edge. I’ve been replacing our previous knives with Global over the past couple of years. Sointu is my go-to; providing pricing and service. Highly recommend!
Posted by Unknown on 13th May 2016
Quickly becoming a favorite. Great size, shape and feel Nothing not to like.
My new favorite
Posted by Unknown on 7th Jul 2015
I had used the smaller paring knife and decided to try a longer one. I like the metal handles and the indentations are easy to clean and care for.
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