This 4 Inch Paring knife has a triangular blade and a flat cutting edge which is good for decorative cutting of fruits and vegetables for garnishes.
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.
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Posted by Shelly R. Parkhurst on 1st Feb 2022
Very sharp, cuts nicely and feels good in my hand.
Love this knife
Posted by Tony on 17th Dec 2020
I just bought this knife to add to my other Global knives. I love the size of this knife and the way it feels in your hand. It has the quality I have come to expect from Global knives. This is a go to knife and I usually have to pry it away from my wife who uses it all of the time.
Posted by Robert Eikel on 18th Nov 2020
This is my first venture into non-western cutlery and I am amazed by the Global brand. Super sharp, high quality, and great pricing for what you get. I was happy to toss my 25-year old JA knives for these.
Light weight and sharp
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2020
I had received the 8inch knife as a gift and appreciated the quality for the money. I believe knifes are an investment just like a great set of pans! I decided to purchase a smaller one, it fits perfectly in your hand and very light weight! And of course the sharpness is amazing! Would like to purchase steak knifes to complete my set!
Cooks Love This Knife!
Posted by John Gamel on 15th Jun 2020
A couple of years ago, we were touring in Japan, and went to the Kappabashi just to look. We found a store with a wonderful display of Global knives. After much discussion and handling, we bought a Global GS-7. We particularly liked the feel of the grip, the balance and the unique downward point of the tip. After three years of use, we decided we had to have another...and we fortunately found Sointu. We were able to buy the knife at a great price. If any knife is perfect for its purpose in the kitchen, it's the GS-7.
Posted by Vivian on 28th May 2020
Since it is very handy, I cut most of things like, sausages, garlics, apples... and it came as a present, when I bought 3pcs set!!
Posted by Carlos on 12th May 2020
Bought it for my wife as a mother's day gift and was it the perfect gift !!! Wife is happy. So happy wife happy home!
Posted by izak on 11th May 2020
These are serious blades and very comfortable to work with. I love the strong appeal of the all stainless steel product.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2020
These knives are top notch quality. They cut smooth as butter. Love them
Posted by veryfresh on 25th Oct 2019
This pairing knife was complimentary add on to the 3 piece knife set. Global knives are amazing products. Not only are the knives precision sharp, the handle fits in your hand perfectly for ease in cutting and slicing. I couldn't be happier with my purchases!!!
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