This knife is a small, all-purpose knife. It can be used for cutting meat, vegetables and fish.
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.
This knife has a solid narrow handle which is approximately the same length and weight as the blade. The similarity in weight is what creates the perfect balance.
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.
Excellent cooking tool
Posted by Kavita Menkn on 13th Jun 2016
I received a Global knife from a friend all the way from Japan and I am so glad she introduced me to these knives they are an asset in your kitchen making cooking so much more pleasureable and fast.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2016
This would be the perfect go to knife if only the handle was thicker. It cuts beautifully but I don't feel like I am in control when cutting something cumbersome. It would be ideal with a more ergonomic handle.