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.
all purpose knife
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2022
I love the versatility of this knife. It's perfect for tomatoes and any kind of bread and bagels and is a perfect length and shape. Global knives are excellent quality.
Great Global Knives
Posted by Sandy Roth on 15th Aug 2021
I had purchased a 3 knife set for my son's family and they'd lost the 6 inch serrated one. I was replacing it b/c they loved it and used it all the time.
Got this one for excellent price & save on shipping
Posted by Shannon French on 26th May 2021
Was looking for a serrated Chef's knife & got the 6" one which is perfect. Got this one to see if a slightly longer one would be better...the price was amazing and it saved me on shipping so now I have TWO everyday serrated Chef's knives (I know not technically). We do a ton of cutting,chopping, prepping with our vegetarian & juicing diet and having an excellent knife makes all the difference. Will be my go-to for future cutlery needs for sure!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2020
I purchased this knife because it is great cutting bagels
Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2020
This serrated blade cuts through even very ripe tomatoes without pressure. Also, strong enough for more dense items. Have been using this knife a lot since purchase.
Perfect for the short order cooks
Posted by Lewis Mills on 30th Nov 2016
We've all had to use our clean edged knives in a pinch, no more with this one in your arsenal.
Excellent in Every Way
Posted by Unknown on 20th Feb 2015
The knife is comfortable, well-weighted, sharp, multi-functional, my go-to knife. I have 2 of this style so that one is always available. I've bought multiple styles of these Global knives and recommend highly. Exceptional value from Sointuusa, exceptional response time from them and timely delivery.