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.
Posted by Unknown on 13th May 2019
This is a serious knife. Cuts through chicken like butter. My favorite knife to date.
My go to knife for precision cuts.
Posted by Ken on 1st Oct 2018
Great knife . Excellent balance and extremely sharp out of the box.
The edge is easy to maintain.
Great utility knife
Posted by Steven H Anderson on 25th Dec 2017
I find I use this more than any other utility/paring knife. It holds a extremely sharp edge, and is generally excellent.
Love this knife!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2017
Great handle, great feel in your hands.
A must have for efficiency in the kitchen
Posted by Mimi Seif on 19th Jul 2017
I love my global paring knives. They maneuver well in my hands where I can best utilize the points. The food products cut like butter.
Great addition to my toolset
Posted by Wade on 9th May 2016
I own two other knives, both Wustof Ikons and was looking for a Japanese paring knife to add to my array. Needless to say, this knife did not disappoint. Razor sharp out of the box, the ergonomic handle feels great to wrap your fingers around, and it goes through both veggies and a flank steak I needed to break up like butter. Extremely happy with this purchase!
I love these knives.
Posted by Verna Gilbert on 4th Jan 2016
Many years ago we bought our first Global knife, a chef's knife. We loved it an soon bought a pair of 4" spear paring knives. These too were wonderful. Over the years I stone sharpened them too often and reduced their length and width too far.
Out of the box the replacement GS-7s are scalpel sharp. Their sharp points are great for cutting into thing like bagels. I intend to avoid excessive stone sharpening and rely on a honing steel, which really does a better job.
comfortable for arthritic hands.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Dec 2014
I have trouble grasping other global paring knives, but this one with a larger diameter handle is more comfortable to use.