Tough and rigid, this knife has a serrated edge that makes it easy to cut through bread crusts. It is excellent for cutting hard types of bread, such as French loaves.
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 12th Jan 2018
Excellent product. I make artisan bread & it cuts right through the hard crust perfectly!
Simply the Best
Posted by Rachel Teigen on 11th Jan 2018
I requested a bread knife for Xmas--I expected my husband to ADD to my Global knife collection but instead, he bought a Wusthof and I was sorely disappointed. I tried to live with this knife for about a week but the quality was not the same nor the attention to design and detail. The difference in the knives is immediately apparent. Global has a stronger blade and felt more powerful. My highest recommendation!
Exactly what I wanted, great price
Posted by Unknown on 20th Nov 2017
I have 3 other Global knives and can't say enough good things about them. This website had the bread knife for much less $ than every other site I checked. It came quickly and works awesome. Highly recommend both the knife and this company!
Great Bread Knife!
Posted by Becky on 6th Dec 2016
I've had this knife for a few years and recently purchased it as a gift. I recommend it highly. The customer service was also great, the knife arrived promptly with no problems.
Best kitchen knives
Posted by Stephanie on 26th Oct 2015
These are wonderful knives. They are sharp when you receive them and they stay sharp. They are well balanced in our hand and comfortable to use.
Your knife roll should not be without this
Posted by jennifer z on 23rd Dec 2014
Great weight, but not too heavy. Well balanced and makes cutting breads, sandwiches, etc.. a breeze.