This knife is intended for cutting vegetables. The heel of the knife is square-shaped, convenient for removing stalks and eyes from 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 Mitch Grisham on 19th Nov 2020
Global knives were recommended to me by a good friend that is a personal chef, he said I would not be sorry and he was 100% correct.
The first thing you notice about the knife is how seamless the finish is, the next thing you notice is the balance. Balance may not seem like it’s important but from the short time I have used these knives I can tell you that the balance makes cutting so much easier and you don’t get tired from struggling with the extra effort needed with cheap knives.
You can’t go wrong with these knives.
Didn't know what I was missing!
Posted by KRISTIN F ROZANSKY on 26th Oct 2020
My brother introduced me to these knives! Loving this small one for the quick little cuts I need to make as I am cruising through meal prep.
Posted by Tess Martin on 29th Sep 2020
This was a replacement of one I bought over 20 years ago. Dropped it on a hard stone floor and only recently was able to purchase again. Every bit as wonderful. Lightweight, thin and keeps its edge. One day, I want to buy a whole set!
Global GS-5 Knife
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2018
Best knife ever! Great for gifts!
Posted by Unknown on 12th Mar 2018
I waited way too long to get a decent knife, I wish I'd done this years ago. Makes cutting and slicing a pleasure!
Haven't found any knife any better for vegetables and meat
Posted by Polly B on 16th Jun 2017
We have owned one of these knives for two years and wanted another for our holiday cottage. Both my husband and I find this knife the right balance, always sharp (haven't had to sharpen it in two years), and not dangerous as some other knives have been for us. We are not chefs but we cook every day, and it's the first knife we both reach for for almost any vegetable or meat cutting.
Posted by Susan O on 6th Dec 2016
Good size, easy to keep sharp. Most often used knife in my kitchen.
The workhorse of my kitchen
Posted by j svedosh on 10th Nov 2014
Great shape and size. Incredibly versatile knife. Get it with the 550 Minosharp sharpener and you'll never lack for a good edge. This and the 8" chef knife are a wonderful starter set. If you're feeling like treating yourself, add the 6" serrated utility and a bread slicer.