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1. Global 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set
$82.00 $81.95 list($77.99)
2. Global 8-Inch Chef's Knife
$56.00 $55.95 list($54.99)
3. Global 5-1/2-Inch Vegetable Knife
$350.00 $309.95 list($380.00)
4. Global 5-Piece Knife Set with
$75.00 list($72.99)
5. Global 8-3/4-Inch Bread Knife
$121.00 $120.95
6. Global 10-Inch Chef's Knife
$36.00 $35.95 list($33.99)
7. Global 4-1/2-Inch Utility Knife
$29.00 list($26.99)
8. Global 3-Inch Paring Knife
$144.00 $143.95 list($133.99)
9. Global 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
$110.00
10. Global 6-1/2-Inch Meat Cleaver
$82.00 $81.95 list()
11. Global 7-Inch Vegetable Knife
$74.00 $73.95 list($71.99)
12. Global 6-1/4-Inch Flexible Boning
$116.00 $115.95 list($111.99)
13. Global 8-1/4-Inch Heavyweight
$82.00 $81.95 list($77.99)
14. Global 7-Inch Oriental Chef's
$53.00 list($50.99)
15. Global 6-Inch Utility Knife
$56.00
16. Global 5 1/4-Inch Santoku Knife
$82.00
17. Global 7-Inch Santoku Knife
$95.00 $94.95 list($88.99)
18. Global Yanagi 10-Inch Sashimi
$52.00 $51.95 list($49.99)
19. Global 5-Inch Utility Knife
$84.00 $83.95 list($79.99)
20. Global 8-1/4-Inch Carving Knife

1. Global 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set
list price: $169.99
our price: $162.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OL4Q
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 942
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges are ground razor-sharp at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line, its original knives--of which the three knives in this set are examples--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional knives. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety. Stainless-steel handles are molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation.

These three knives--an 8-inch chef's knife, a 5-1/2-inch cook's knife, and a 4-inch paring knife--equip a cook to perform most basic kitchen tasks. The two smaller knives' wedge-shaped handles are particularly well engineered for grasping securely with a relaxed hand. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Set comprises 8-inch chef's knife, 5-1/2-inch cook's knife, 4-inch paring knife
  • Blades made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edges retain razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handles molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Keen, Klever, Kwick, Kitchen Ka-nives - GO GLOBAL!!!
I recently purchased a whole set of these knives after doing MUCH research on various
brands, materials they are made of, and general sturdiness and price. My favorite is the Japanese Chefs Knife (ALSO CALLED SANTOKU) But I also love these three selections. If you are looking at purchasing ONLY ONE global knife I recommend the Santoku, but if you are looking at two, get this set! It is a STEAL!

YES, Global cutlery is EXPENSIVE! But compared to Wustof or Henkels, these knives
outshine, outsparkle, and outperform them by a longshot. Comparable in price with Wustof
and Henkels, for just a bit more money you can own the GOOD STUFF! An acquaintence of mine owns an upscale restaurant and he just replaced ALL of his Wustof knives in the kitchen to these GLOBAL GREATS!

Global knives are made of one, solid, sturdy, but amazingly light piece of steel. Very
balanced also! No worrying about wood or plastic handles, tangs or rivets here, nor
cleaning! They clean up like a breeze.

I love my knives and I know they will last me a lifetime. If they break Global has a lifetime guarantee!

Remember, my friends... You get what
you pay for and these beautiful and professional knives are worth their weight in gold! SO... Go Global, my gourmet gastronomical babies!

5-0 out of 5 stars Looking for a good home for my old Wusthofs
The only thing better than the way the Global knives cut is the way they look. I have been a diehard user of Wusthof Trident Gran Prix knives, but since I bought this set, I have stuck my Wusthofs in the drawer.

The edge on the blades is phenomonal, and I have yet to use the ceramic stone I got with this set. I have decided to replace all of my old knives over the next few months.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool, light, high-quality but not so ergonomic
The look is stunning, the blade quality is very high and the weight is much lighter than other knives. But the handle is not so ergonomic as some other knives (I like the twin select from Henckels) and gets quickly uncomfortably warm when I use it. I would recommend this knife to women due to its lightness and, of course, to design-lovers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love Global Knives
We already had a Global Chef Knife when we got this 3 piece set last Christmas. We tried Global after buying a dissappointing Henkel. We are now diehard Global fans. When I visit people's homes and they have dull knives, I am further in love with my Global. It makes such a difference to have a good knife when cooking! Pay bon marche bon!

5-0 out of 5 stars We look for any excuse to use them
This may be a repeat of what you have already read, but these are by far the best knives that I have ever used. My wife and I started out with a Sabatier starter set (Chefstar), and the set was great, especially for the price. About a year later we got this set as a gift, and we literally look for reasons to cut food. These knives, along with an awesome set of cookware, are a wonderful cattleprod to direct anyone into cooking more at home.
Cutting meat is like passing the blade through water.
You know that the construction is solid. There are no joints in the knife at all.
Finally, the design of the knives goes quite well if you use a lot of stainless steel in your kitchen.
Just to beat a dead horse, these knives are the closest to the Platonic ideal of anything we own. ... Read more


2. Global 8-Inch Chef's Knife
list price: $77.99
our price: $82.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OL44
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 806
Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 8-inch chef's knife is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-inch chef's knife
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect
This is one of the first global knives I bought. I loved it the first time I held it in my hands. What impressed me most was the perfect balance, the lightweight, and the sharpness. However, what may be perfect for me may not be perfect for you. I'd recommend anyone who is shopping for cutlery to go to a store and try how the knife feels in your hands before buying. And if you can borrow from a friend to try, that's even better.

Having used this knife for several years now, my initial impressions haven't changed. This is still my favorite knife for most tasks. I maintain it regularly with a steel and it is as sharp as it ever was. I have found though that for certain tasks like cutting slits into an onion for dicing or cutting root vegetables, I do prefer a heavier knife (that's why I bought another forged global knife), but that is just personal preference. All in all, a great general purpose kitchen knife.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best knife I've ever used, hands down
Where to start. I recently graduated from college, and still had my cheap, dull, second-hand knives that I used. I wanted to buy a good knife that would be good for a large number of uses, and one that would last me a long time. A beginning to a lifetime set, if you will. I did some research, and kept coming back to the Global knives. They're a little pricey, but man, its worth every penny.

Right out of the box, it had an edge that amazed me. Its got great balance, great quality, and best of all, great style. My girlfriend's first remark was, "That looks like some serial killer knife." I didn't notice it until afterwards, but they're the same knives that Patrick Bateman uses in American Psycho. Go figure.

I've used this knife for pretty much everything. For fish you can get perfect slices without any damage whatsoever to delicate flesh. But it really shines with tomatoes. I can take a super-ripe tomato and slice it into thin slices without causing the insides to gush all over, it just slides right through.

Bottom line, if you're looking for a great knife and don't mind spending an extra few bucks for quality, get this knife. You won't be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars This bad boy rocks
A knife is a knife is knife right? No not really. I had a friend who was a sushi chef, who the majority of his coworkers had these crazy custom made knives from japan that were imported (i dont even think they had a brand to them) but he was too cheap to pay and got a set of these. i tried his out right before i was ready to purchase some expensive henckles and found the balance and shape of the knife to be much more... well how can you describe a cutting expierience? i guess it was more cutt-arific...like i said i was ready to buy some henckles (spelling?) and he suggested to spend a few extra bucks and grab these... After forking over the dough, I have to say that I am huge huge fan of the global brand in general now and i bought one more knife and when i get the chance I am going to get more. i am excited to have some steak knives soon.

like others mentioned, these are lightweight, which some chef's and wannabe chefs probably would discredit or not like. Also the handles are smaller than other knives... but it doesn't seem to matter... i have big hands and i still love em'. they just feel good and they make me want to cut things for the sake of cutting... i guess i'm insane. call the mental institution

I have had mine for about 2 years now and still haven't sharpenend it yet (i use it a lot, i have yet to cut a tin can with it like Popeil would, but maybe some rainy day i'll try it)... anyway i'm not saying you don't need to sharpen them because it is probably a good idea... but i have yet to after two years of abuse and they seem to be about as sharp as when i first got them.

i would recommend this brand over others such as henckles or weisterholdodsodaidfpdslfj (or however you spell it). in fact i was so picky about making sure i found the knife that defined me as a person, that i forced the kids at the store up the street (williams sonoma) to let me play with a few different brands one evening after a cooking class and i have to say hands down this is my choice for knivery.

i'm sure there are others out there that might argue not having the weight on the knife is bad, but this damn thing is so sharp you don't need the weight. the only thing missing is a dragon in the blade (that was a joke referring to the QVC channel)

what else to say? the design is pretty damn contemporary and i have had several girls compliment me on them saying they look hip. in fact they did go well with the chicken, and i think they may have even raised brownie points!

maybe cooking utensils can define you as a person?

GO GLOBAL and HAPPY CUTTING!

5-0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY SHARP!!!!
If you are looking for the sharpest, lightest knife you will ever own, this is the knife for you! I have a recovered thumb (three stitches and a 5 hour emergency room visit) to prove it! And I KNOW how to use a knife with chef training under my belt... Just be careful because you won't believe how sharp it is!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Cut through a whole chicken like nuthin!
I just got my Global chef's knife last week. First cut was to split a chicken in half. It did it with one clean slice. No chopping, just slicing. No bones about it, I was amazed. Time will tell how well this knife holds up but all indications is that its got legs. The second chore was to slice fruit the next morning, it handled this job with aplomb. ... Read more


3. Global 5-1/2-Inch Vegetable Knife
list price: $54.99
our price: $56.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OL3V
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 1940
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 5-1/2-inch knife for precisely slicing and chopping vegetables is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 5-1/2-inch knife for slicing, chopping vegetables
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Compromise
I truley adore my global vegetable kife. My husband grew up only using a giant meat cleaver in his family kitchen. So he believed that you only needed one knife in the kitchen of all uses. So for him to actually pick up this knife to use for normal day to day use is a major accomplishment.

Great balance, Beautiful design, keeps its edge, and a lot less intimidating then a giant meat cleaver.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE hard vegetable knife
I got this knife because chef's knives are too wide at the back and wedge the cuts and santoku knives with their ultra thin edges should be saved for softer foods. For cutting squash,carrots and other hard foods this knife is perfect. Great balance, amazingly sharp, cleans easily, and worth every penny.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just about perfect!
I loved my 8 inch Global chef knife so much I ordered this veggie knife. Oh wow, this thing is perfectly balanced and because of it's smaller size it is just about perfect for most veggies. It also fits in your hand extremely well. If you are going to cut up a potato, it is hard to beat the chef's knife. However, for cutting up a tomato, carrot, etc. this thing is the best tool I have ever used. Just wonderful!

5-0 out of 5 stars winner in every way
Until 2 years ago, I used German knives, but even though I steeled with every use, they seemed to dull too quickly. When introduced to the Global line, the first thing that struck me was how well they held a razor sharp edge. Add to that excellent balance and outstanding design and you have top stock!

I've 8 in my collection now and my previous work horse 10" chefs knife has been relegated to cutting pizza!

The only other piece that rates a bit higher is my KASUMI DAMASCUS Japanese SANTOKU Chefs Knife... that is my all time favorite piece.

In summary, this global vegetable knife serves us well everyday. It is simply a pleasure to use, doing its job well while never stressing your grip.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Knife
This is a really great knife. It looks great, is really sharp and fits well in your hand. ... Read more


4. Global 5-Piece Knife Set with Storage Dock
list price: $380.00
our price: $350.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006JIUK
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 12485
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

Many professional chefs are replacing their traditional heavy German knives with lighter Japanese-made cutlery. Manufactured from a hard grade of stainless steel, the blades on these knives are face-ground with a long taper and at an acute angle to produce long-lasting razor-sharpness. Thestainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed to the blade and indented with a dimpled pattern to make them slip-free. Metal or sand fills the handle to provide the proper balance for cutting and slicing.

This full set includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, an 8-1/4-inch carving knife, an 8-3/4-inch bread knife, a 5-inch chef’s utility knife, and a 4-inch paring knife. All cutlery safely fits in the included stainless-steel storage dock, which rests horizontally for in-drawer storage. All Global knives are covered by a lifetime warranty against breakage and manufacturing defects. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Knives include 8-inch chef┬┐s, 8-1/4-inch carving, 8-3/4-inch bread, 5-inch utility, 4-inch paring
  • Stainless-steel in-drawer storage dock included
  • Stainless-steel face-ground blades for long-lasting sharpness
  • Slip-resistant, balanced handles

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing knives
These have got to be the sweetest knives I have ever used. I used to use a Henckle chef knife, but it doesn't hold a candle to the Global.

I only have two beefs with these knives:

1) They are so sharp that they can leave deep gouges in your cutting board if you are careless (especially the serrated while cutting bread).

2) The knive handle is more difficult to dry because its dimples like to retain water. When it is wet it can create an unusual tactile sensation in your hand.

These are minor things though. The bottom line is that the knives make cutting and chopping a pleasure.

And they look cool too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fiercely sharp, yet light and elegant
The Global 5 knife set features the standard lightweight, ultra sharp knives which make the Global name famous. The addition of a knife dock/rack makes storing your knives even easier. The set starts with the basic 8 inch chef knife with a slighly flexible blade that can be used to chop vegetables or fillet a fish. The set contains a number of additional blades from a bread knife to utility and paring knives. The first thing you'll do when you get these knives is test out making paper thin slices of everything in your kitchen. Pretty amazing. The one thing some people have rightly pointed out, is that for people who want a heavier blade, or a larger handle, look for the thicker blades such as the 8 1/4" forged chef knife. However, if you want to make all your cutting, chopping and prep work go quickly and easily, this is a wonderful knife set.

5-0 out of 5 stars Global a world-wide hit!
Having worked with knives for some time, I am strongly biased toward the Global knives. They have great balance in your hand, are incredibly sharp (and stay that way!), and provide overall utility in a knife that is a bit smaller and lighter than the competition. My wife was initially against me getting these, and now uses them regularly and prefers them to any other brand by far - she said "even if these cost more, they are definitely worth it". I have a hard time working in anyone else's kitchen with even expensive German knives, they just don't have the same great feel. The narrow blade and sharp angle of the blade must have something to do with why they cut so well. I am not a designer, but they certainly put it all together in a well designed knife that is well-suited to even the most descriminating cook. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with these Global knives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Global Knife
I purchased a Global knife approximately 1 year ago. It is the best knife I have ever purchased. The balance in the knife when cutting is exceptional. It is almost like cutting air. The dimpled surface of the knife makes it easy to grip.
Over all an exceptional knife. ... Read more


5. Global 8-3/4-Inch Bread Knife
list price: $72.99
our price: $75.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OL42
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 1808
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 8-3/4-inch bread knife, with a scalloped edge for slicing crusty loaves, is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-3/4-inch bread knife
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

6. Global 10-Inch Chef's Knife
list price: $121.00
our price: $121.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OL4O
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 7715
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who like hefty knives, its original knives--of which this one is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. This 10-inch chef's knife, however, is intended for large-handed cooks and is relatively heavy. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Precisely balanced 10-inch chef's knife for chopping, mincing
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Sharp as nothing else, extremly well balanced.
I have the 12 inch version of this knife as well
as the 10 inch bread knife!

Both are incredibly sharp and wonderfully balanced.
Global knives use a very hard steel, so they are not
dish washer proof and need to be cleaned and dried
by hand after use! On the other hand it means they
stay sharp for longer! Another detail is that they
use a non-standard angle for the blade, so a normal
knife sharpener will not work on them as well...

Very expensive, but will last very, very long if

cared for and I really love these knives. I take
them with me whenever I go to a cooking/eating party
at friends places, as using other knives just feels
awkward now...

worth every penny....

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I recently got this knife; I had been wanting a Global Chef's knife since I was given a Global utility knife as a gift. I was very impressed with it, to say the least.
This knife is very sharp and Stays sharp. Unlike the famous European colleagues that look very classic, but go dull in a short time and require round the clock steeling and sharpening, the Global can do the same amount of work with much less upkeep.
I would recommend this knife to anyone working in a kitchen, commercial or home use.
It is extremely light, and perfectly balanced. I use it at work, and it has never let me down. I do recommend the handheld sharpener for touch-ups, it returns the blade to a close factory edge.
It should be noted that the handle should be kept dry when you are working, because it will slip because of the nature of the design. That is it's only flaw.

4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tool
The Global 10" is a great knife that comes with a very sharp edge. It is rather light (at least for a 10" knife) and is well balanced. It is well situated for both slicing meats and cutting and dicing vegetables, as it is easy to hold the knife forward towards its blade for a quick and balanced wrist action. The only reason I gave this knife 4 stars and not five is due to the handle. While it is dimpled it can still get slippery when cutting fatty meat. I would prefer a synthetic handle covering, but otherwise this is a well designed tool -- perhaps the best chef's knife available now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfectly balanced and versatile
I actually bought this knife locally and compared with the 8.25" GF-33, 10.5" GF-34 and 11" G-17 without knowing the size of each (they were pulled bare from a display case.) This forced me to pick the knife that actually felt best in my hands. I already own the 6.25" chef's knife so the 8.25 was out. The two bigger knives felt, well, too big and heavy. The 10" felt just right when held properly - thumb and forefinger on the aft most portion of the blade (just ahead of the handle.) The long slender profile really works in a knife of this length. It makes it feel more manageable without sacrificing the strengthes. The strengthes are of course more "rocking" length and more momentum when slicing. You cut right through an onion with minimal effort. If I were starting all over I'd skip the 6.25 and go straight for the 10. That being said, you really should hold a knife before you buy it since personal preference means everything.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite...
I own both wusthof-trident and henckels sets but this is my favorite knife. I wasn't sure if a 10 inch was too large and unwieldy but this knife is beautifully balanced and so light weight that I have had no problem. Another great featuere is the fact that it is one solid piece so there is no yucky gunk that gets trapped in the haft or hinge area.

It sharpens very easily on a hardware store whetstone and for the finicky there are cheap knife guides available from the manufacturer to guarantee that you have the correct angle when grinding and sharpening.

If you want light weight with a very nice edge in combination with easy maintenace I would choose Global over either Wusthof or Henckels. For the style conscious -- it is very cool looking indeed. ... Read more


7. Global 4-1/2-Inch Utility Knife
list price: $33.99
our price: $36.00
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Asin: B00005OL3M
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 2800
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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High-tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan createda sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as analternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made ofhard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a longtaper, rather than a short bevel, so edges remain sharp longer thaneven the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are groundat a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrivefrom the factory razor sharp. Although Global's original knives havethinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives,Global also makes a European-style heavyweight line for cooks whoprefer hefty cutlery—-such as this 4-1/2-inch utility knife. Globalalso dispensed with bolsters on most of its knives, including this one.Most Global knives have hollow handles, but the handle on this knife issolid.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They'remolded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller aroundthan many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooksto grasp, and the seamless construction between handle and blade ismore sanitary. This knife's wedge-shaped handle is particularly wellengineered for grasping securely with a relaxed hand. Global recommendsusing a ceramicsharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steelfor its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen Sharpener.Global also makes a sharpening guide set soblades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knivesshould be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warrantyagainst defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 4-1/2-inch knife for myriad tasks
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars The finest paring knife you can aquire
I have been an avid amateur cook for 25 years and have worked with a wide variety of kitchen tools during that period. Knives that I have utilized range from the "cheap but effective" to the finest products from Henckels. But the knives I use daily are the Globals', and the one that I cannot be without is this one. Although it is designated by the manufacturer as a Utility knife, it is simply the best paring knife I have ever used, and I've gone through a lot of them. Its razor sharpness is easily maintained, it has a perfect heft and balance, and it is exactly the "right" size and shape. It just feels great. Sorry if I sound so effusive -- I am not connected with the Global Corporation in any way -- but I would recommend this knife to any serious cook who has exacting standards in kitchenware. ... Read more


8. Global 3-Inch Paring Knife
list price: $26.99
our price: $29.00
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Asin: B00005OL3J
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 1742
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global's original knives have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives, Global also makes a European-style "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty cutlery--like this 3-inch paring knife for cleaning and peeling vegetables and fruits. Global also dispensed with bolsters on most of its knives, including this one. Most Global knives have hollow handles, but the handle on this knife is solid.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a sharpening guide rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Precisely balanced 3-inch knife for cleaning, peeling vegetables and fruits
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars INDISPENSABLE IN THE KITCHEN
If there's one item most of us can't get along without in the kitchen it's a paring knife. It's a simple tool but necessary.

Pluses for this knife are the three inch blade - longer and it may not be manageable and the non-slip handle. Show me the person who can pare vegetables and fruit and keep their hands dry, thus an easy to grip handle that won't slide is a good safety precaution.

5-0 out of 5 stars Razor sharp and beautiful balance
Having been a Sabatier fan all my life, I was a little skeptical when I saw some of my chefs using these Japanese knives, but having handled them I decided to try one at home. I love this knife. It is beautifully balanced and takes an edge easily. I use it all the time and will get around to getting some larger ones when I can afford them! Right now, this is my all purpose knife for all veg prep and sundry general slicing and paring. It is no good for chopping, though they make plenty that are. Highly recommended. ... Read more


9. Global 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
list price: $133.99
our price: $144.00
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Asin: B00005OL4P
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 26528
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High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Thinner blades result in lighter knives. (Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives.) Though most Global knives have hollow handles, the handles on the four steak knives in this set are solid. Their 3-1/2-inch blades are finely serrated on one side. They also are among the few Global knives with bolsters.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen Sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Four 3-1/2-inch, finely serrated knives for slicing steaks, chops, roasts
  • Blades made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edges retain razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handles molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

10. Global 6-1/2-Inch Meat Cleaver
list price: $110.00
our price: $110.00
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Asin: B0000A33KP
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sointu USA, Inc (Global)
Sales Rank: 41344
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Features

  • Lightweight for agility; blade measures 6-1/2 inches; hand washing preferred
  • Square-bladed meat cleaver designed to butcher and cut through bones
  • Constructed entirely of stainless steel; bolsterless design for full edge use
  • Razorsharp straight edge sharpened by hand at a 15 percent angle
  • Hollow handle weighted for balance; black synthetic grips provide a slip-free hold

11. Global 7-Inch Vegetable Knife

our price: $82.00
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Asin: B00005OL46
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 7774
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a heavier-weight line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 7-inch knife for precisely slicing and chopping vegetables is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 7-inch knife for slicing, chopping vegetables
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite kitchen knife
I use this knife more than any other in my kitchen. It holds an edge and it's light and balanced. Money well spent.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent knife
This light-weight and stunningly sharp knife is outstanding. As other reviewers of Global knives noted, the exceptionally acute angle of the edge makes them effective at cutting.

The size and balance of this knife are well suited to working with most vegetables, fruit etc. Cuts such as brunoise become much easier to accomplish using this knife.

As a first time user of a Global knife, it took me a few minutes to get used to how light it is. But once I got the feel of it, it became a real favorite.

Take the advice about care and sharpening this knife seriously. You can't just hone it on an average steel. Use the right stone and ceramic steel and you'll avoid ruining the edge.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great knife with slippery handle, Beware on steeling it
Cuts like a Samurai blade quality, and doesn't need to steel as frequent as the Henckels/ Wusthof knives. It has excellent weight for a medium sized hand. However, the handles get quite slippery when wet, so keep your hands clean and dry while using this knife for safety. Also, if you plan on saving money on getting a cheaper steel, DON'T, because this Global blade is much harder than the Henckels/Wusthof blades; a qood quality Diamond coated or ceramic steel is a must, or if you really like the steel design, get the Global steel which can cost quite a bit. Overall, this is a good quality knife with proper care and attention needed, just like a Samurai would do to get use to his sword. ... Read more


12. Global 6-1/4-Inch Flexible Boning Knife
list price: $71.99
our price: $74.00
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Asin: B00005OL41
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 14444
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 6-1/2-inch boning knife with flexible blade is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 6-1/4-inch boning knife with flexible blade
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Knife
I bought this knife for boning deer, and it works wonderfully! I particularly like the flexible blade as it makes it easier to cut the meat off of the bone. It is very strong too. This is a high quality knife, and I will purchase more Global knives. ... Read more


13. Global 8-1/4-Inch Heavyweight Chef's Knife
list price: $111.99
our price: $116.00
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Asin: B00005OL4N
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 5615
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

High-tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan createda sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as analternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made ofhard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a longtaper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than eventhe best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at amore acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive fromthe factory razor sharp. Although Global's original knives have thinnerblades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives, Globalalso makes a European-style heavyweight line for cooks who prefer heftycutlery--like this 8-1/4-inch chef's knife, whose broad blade is asthick as a traditional European knife's. Global also dispensed withbolsters on most of its knives, including this one. Most Global kniveshave hollow handles, but the handle on this knife is solid.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They'remolded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller aroundthan many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooksto grasp, and the seamless construction between handle and blade ismore sanitary. This knife's wedge-shaped handle is particularly wellengineered for grasping securely with a relaxed hand. Global recommendsusing a ceramicsharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steelfor its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen Sharpener.Global also makes a sharpening guide set soblades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knivesshould be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warrantyagainst defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Precisely balanced 8-1/4-inch chef's knife
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny
I bought this knife almost three months ago, and have been nothing but impressed. I am a professional chef and have used this blade almost non-stop since its arrival. Despite daily use and infrequent passes on a global ceramic steel, it still remains near razor sharp. The feel, the balance, the way the blade will hold an edge, everything about this knife is amazing. It has quickly grown to be my favorite knife, surpassing even my ceramic knife which cost me three times as much and hasn't held up nearly as well. Only complaint I have is because of its heavy weight, delicate cutting such as basil julienne (which I do frequently) are exceptionally difficult without bruising the herbs. Its possible to do the job with the knife, but not really what it was designed for either in my opinion. Every knife has its purpose, this is the best general purpose knife ive ever used.

5-0 out of 5 stars steps ahead of the rest
If God's mighty Hands are big enough, He definitely uses the 8 1/4" heavyweight Global. If not He wields a mighty regular 8".

These knives appear at first like Pacific Palisades yuppie display pieces, purchased to never be used, highly crafted but without mind towards function. Nothing could be further from the truth, however; these knives mean business. Built with Japan's modern chefs in mind, they have the balance of a Katana, highest quality steel and a wicked edge. They're suitable in construction and balance for everything from sashimi to butchery.

This heavy knife (Global actually refers to the heavier knives as "forged", probably because their lighter knives have ground hollow handles) can deftly mince shallots or rip apart a chicken in the same breath. The balance is so perfect that it really feels like nothing at all in your hand.

Care and feeding are trickier than a Henckels or a carbon-steel knife; the molybenum/vandium alloy is extremely hard and hard to influence outside of a full grind. I'm using a ceramic finishing stone to hone the edge (which does slip around; a downside of the extremely acute angle of grind), and I expect that I'll have a professional grind it when needed, something I don't do with my Henckels knives.

I'm buying the lighter 8" knife as well, now that I've had my hands on it. I really think that between the two of them there's nothing you can't take down.

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Sharp and long-lasting edge but BEWARE on steel..
Cuts like a Samurai blade quality, and doesn't need to steel as frequent as the Henckels/ Wusthof knives. It has excellent weight for a medium sized hand. However, the handles get quite slippery when wet, so keep your hands clean and dry while using this knife for safety. Also, if you plan on saving money on getting a cheaper steel, DON'T, because this Global blade is much harder than the Henckels/Wusthof blades; a qood quality Diamond coated or ceramic steel is a must, or if you really like the steel design, get the Global steel which can cost quite a bit. Overall, this is a good quality knife with proper care and attention needed, just like a Samurai would do to get use to his sword. ... Read more


14. Global 7-Inch Oriental Chef's Knife
list price: $77.99
our price: $82.00
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Asin: B00005OL45
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 12649
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

High-tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan createda sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as analternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made ofhard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a longtaper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than eventhe best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at amore acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive fromthe factory razor sharp. Although Global also makes a heavyweight linefor cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this7-inch Oriental chef's knife (or santoku) is an example--have thinnerblades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Globalalso dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight.Global achieves balance in these knives by injecting a precise amountof sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensurebalance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a cookmaneuvers the blade. A finger notch between blade and handle providessafety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They'remolded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller aroundthan many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooksto grasp, and the seamless construction between handle and blade ismore sanitary. This knife's wedge-shaped handle is particularly wellengineered for grasping securely with a relaxed hand. Global recommendsusing a ceramicsharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steelfor its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen Sharpener.Global also makes a sharpening guide set soblades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knivesshould be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warrantyagainst defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 7-inch Oriental chef's knife
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars The PRIMO In Cutlery! - GLOBAL KNIVES
I recently purchased a whole set of these knives after doing MUCH research on various brands, materials they are made of, and general sturdiness and price.

YES, Global cutlery is EXPENSIVE! But compared to Wustof or Henkels, these kives outshine, outsparkle, and outperform them by a longshot. Comparable in price with Wustof and Henkels, for just a bit more money you can own the GOOD STUFF!

Global knives are made of one, solid, sturdy, but amazingly light piece of steel. Very balanced also! No worrying about wood or plastic handles, tangs or rivets here, nor cleaning! They clean up like a breeze.

I love my knives and I know they will last me a lifetime. Remember, friends... You get what you pay for and these beautiful and professional knives are worth their weight in gold!

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
I've worked quite a few kitchens in my life most of them being Japanese restaraunts so I have a little bit of experience with knives and I must say... this Global knife is one of the best I've had the opportunity to use. I first heard about Global in the book "Kitchen Confidential" (Which is a great book, and if you have worked a kitchen or two in your life you will relate to a lot of the stories!). I checked this knife out at the local cutlery store and was immediately impressed. Although not as hefty as my regular 8" chef's, it's balance was amazing. The shaped handle made handling of this knife a true pleasure. The blade truly holds it's edge, and slices and chops like a dream. You will not be dissapointed with this knife, and I have no doubt it will become your knife of choice when working in the kitchen.

One note, although the company recommends using their diamond steel to sharpen due to how hard the steel in the knife is, I found that using my regular steel on occassion works just fine. I know I'm wearing my steel down a little quicker but it realigned the edge just fine.

5-0 out of 5 stars The things you can CUT with this knife....
Yeah, it IS expensive, but knives are man's prime tool with which to rework the world for his intention. While this is an excellent food preparation knife, I have also found that it is a brilliant and expensive tool for the irresponsible, like myself, to pry open jammed doors or open up boxes of books from Amazon. And it STILL makes me happy when it cuts the heck out of some salmon filet or prime loin.

The handle is very nice. You won't slip by sweating on this knife. No siree.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great all purpose blade, but consider the 8 inch chef too.
This was my first Global knife, and I've since bought four more. After three years of daily use it's still as sharp as ever, with only a few passes over a diamond steel occasionally. (If you are going to use Global knives, bite the bullet and get a diamond steel.)Global knives are frightenly sharp when they are new, even the serrated knives like the bread knife, which appear more benign. Be careful with these things until you get used to them, even if you've had good German knives before. (No, you won't cut your fingers,you'll be naturally cautious about that, you'll nick an arm or a wrist by brushing the blade, something I never even knew could happen until I got my 10 inch Global chef.)

The eight inch Oriental chef is a great little chopper and slicer, and the very wide blade is nice for lifting slices, but do think about the traditional 8 inch Global chef as your mainstay knife if you're only getting one. This one is balanced for a "push" stroke, rather than the pull stroke that most Western cooks use, the handle is a little high for a good rocker chop -- at least until you get used to it, and the back of the blade is curved, so if you're used to scraping your cutting board with the spine of your blade, this one won't do the trick. Your veggies will escape under the curve. The blade is hollow ground (beveled on both sides) not single sided like the denba, so you don't have to worry about being left or right handed.

None of this makes the knife a bad one, but it does take some getting used to and frankly, I'm more comfortable with the 8 inch chef as my mainstay knife. (The 10 inch chef is a bit of a monster for most tasks. Great for cutting a pizza all the way across in a single rock, but, well... I guess I shouldn't admit I use my good knives on pizza, huh?) You won't go wrong with a Global knife, it's just a question of which one feels right for you.

One more thing: these knives look like modern art, if that sort of thing matters to you. You can see the quality in them as well as feel it.

5-0 out of 5 stars my momma wants this knife!!
This is a beautiful piece. absolutely essential. like a surgeon,cuts like the very first time.. ... Read more


15. Global 6-Inch Utility Knife
list price: $50.99
our price: $53.00
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Asin: B00005OL3T
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 10359
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Features

  • Sure-grip handles
  • Razor sharp
  • Stays sharper longer
  • Perfectly balanced
  • Stainless steel seamless construction

16. Global 5 1/4-Inch Santoku Knife
list price: $56.00
our price: $56.00
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Asin: B0006A03RE
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sointu USA, Inc (Global)
Sales Rank: 8681
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17. Global 7-Inch Santoku Knife
list price: $82.00
our price: $82.00
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Asin: B0006A03QA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sointu USA, Inc (Global)
Sales Rank: 58063
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18. Global Yanagi 10-Inch Sashimi Knife
list price: $88.99
our price: $95.00
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Asin: B00005OL4F
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 17299
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Sure-grip handles
  • Razor sharp
  • Stays sharper longer
  • Perfectly balanced
  • Stainless steel seamless construction

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great knife but Beware on steeling it
Cuts like a Samurai blade quality, and doesn't need to steel as frequent as the Henckels/ Wusthof knives. It has excellent weight for a medium sized hand. However, the handles get quite slippery when wet, so keep your hands clean and dry while using this knife for safety. Also, if you plan on saving money on getting a cheaper steel, DON'T, because this Global blade is much harder than the Henckels/Wusthof blades; a qood quality Diamond coated or ceramic steel is a must, or if you really like the steel design, get the Global steel which can cost quite a bit. Overall, this is a good quality knife with proper care and attention needed, just like a Samurai would do to get use to his sword. ... Read more


19. Global 5-Inch Utility Knife
list price: $49.99
our price: $52.00
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Asin: B00005OL3S
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 4661
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Global knives are appreciated for their sleek, cutting-edge design and quality stainless-steel edges, and this 5-inch utility knife proudly continues the Global tradition. The razor-sharp edge cuts with striking efficiency, resulting in a neatly sliced tomato, cheese slice, or lime. The blade is constructed of ice-tempered and hardened stainless steel, and its edge stays sharp far longer than similar blades while resisting rust, stains, and corrosion. Put a Global knife in your hand and you'll notice its lightweight comfort and delightful balance, which is especially handy when slicing multiple fruits or veggies for a large gathering. The knife features thin blades and a hollow handle, and it should fit in many (if not most) knife blocks. Hand washing is recommended. --Rivers Janssen ... Read more

Features

  • Hand washing is recommended
  • Precisely cuts, slices, chops, or dices a variety of foods
  • 5-inch blade constructed of ice-tempered and hardened stainless steel
  • Resists rust, stains, and corrosion
  • Hollow handle provides comfort and balance

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Tomato killer
I was looking for an "offset serrated knife" as mentioned by Bourdain, and this fits the bill. Outstanding veggie slicer and all-around food prep instrument. Even over-ripe tomatoes, the kind with a still tough skin and insides soft as pudding, are no match for it. Besides the small and handy size, the handle design means that the blade meets the cutting board before your knuckles. When it finally begins to dull, several swipes on a good steel will bring the edge back to rights.

4-0 out of 5 stars More than good looks
To be honest, I didn't love it at first, it didn't feel right in my hand. But I've been using it for a while now, and to be honest, the more I use it the more I like it. Its very sharp, keeps its edge and seems relatively easy to sharpen. BTW I'm a professional chef and use my tools hard. I think I like this knife better than my Grand Prix's and am thinking of buying a full size chefs knife next to see how I like it.

This knife is one of my favorites now, even replacing my Whustoff off set serated as one that always finds its way into my hand. ... Read more


20. Global 8-1/4-Inch Carving Knife
list price: $79.99
our price: $84.00
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Asin: B00005OL49
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Yoshikin
Sales Rank: 31173
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Amazon.com Review

High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and "face-ground" with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer than even the best high-carbon stainless-steel knives. Edges also are ground at a more acute angle than traditional European-style knives and arrive from the factory razor-sharp. Although Global also makes a "heavyweight" line for cooks who prefer hefty knives, its original knives--of which this 8-1/4-inch knife for carving meat and poultry is an example--have thinner blades and are lighter than traditional European-style knives. Global also dispensed with bolsters on its original knives to reduce weight. Balance is achieved by injecting a precise amount of sand for a particular blade style into a hollow handle. To ensure balance is continuous, the sand flows inside the handle as a blade is maneuvered. A finger notch between blade and handle provides safety.

Stainless-steel handles are Global's most striking feature. They're molded to fit the hand and dimpled to resist slipping. Smaller around than many European-style handles, they're easy for small-handed cooks to grasp and seamless for sanitation. Global recommends using a ceramic sharpener or a diamond steel instead of a metal sharpening steel for its knives, supplemented by a synthetic whetstone, a ceramic whetstone, or a Shinkansen sharpener. Global also makes a Sharpening Guide Rail so blades can be honed on a whetstone at the proper angle. Global knives should be hand washed to protect edges. They carry a lifetime warranty against defects and breakage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage
  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-1/4-inch knife for carving meat, poultry
  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel
  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well
  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

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