Global Kitchen Knives have been around since 1985 when Japanese designer Komin Yamada was specifically asked to create a revolutionary range. It has continued since then as a highly successful Japanese business and its products are sold throughout the world.
Global set themselves apart in the knife world by using an acute edge as opposed to a bevelled edge (common in European designs) and this is purported to keep each knife sharper for longer. All global knives are still made in Japan.
This Anniversary gift set marks the 30th anniversary of Global Knives and contains three highly useful knives. The set is well presented in a gift box and has clearly been created to show Global’s pioneering style and design.
The Global 3 Piece Anniversary Gift Set contains:
- 20cm fluted Cook’s knife (scalloped blade)
- 13cm Cook’s knife
- 8cm Paring knife
For those who enjoy high quality tools in their kitchen but already have most of what they need, this set could be the icing on the cake. It only comprises of three knives but they are knives that you’ll definitely find yourself using regularly. At a push, these are the only three knives you’ll really need at all.
Instead of using a full tang and bolstering, Global knives are weighted with sand and manage to create the perfect balance in your hand. They feel sturdy and durable with nicely weighted, strong blades. Due to their construction, there are no tiny joins that dirt can get stuck in and are completely seamless; this makes them easy to clean and much more hygienic than knives with such joins, especially between the blade and the handle.
Sharpness is a pretty key attribute in a knife and Global really advertise the superior sharpness of their exclusive design. Unlike European knife manufacturers who use a bevelled edge, Global go to great lengths to create a very acute edge. As opposed to the very small point of a bevelled edge knife, Global’s acute edge actually takes up at least a quarter of an inch – giving you a greater cutting edge.
The edge angle on a Global knife stays considerably sharper for longer than a bevelled edge counterpart and, when using one, it becomes clear after a week or two. As you use a Global knife, the wear takes longer to affect the angle of the point, thus staying sharper despite use. The difference felt is noticeable and I was very happy with how long I could go before even considering sharpening these.
Like many high quality knives, this Global 3 piece anniversary set is made from Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium Stainless Steel (CROMOVA 18) and is constructed using only a single piece for Global’s outstanding design and strength. This design also gives the knives an ultra-modern and professional look.
This anniversary gift set contains the main three knives that the adventurous cook will use and each is clearly made to perfection (can you tell I’m a fan?). The two cook’s knives are 13cm and 20cm – which means you have one to suit any occasion and both feel great in the hand and are comfortable to use, even for extended chopping.
The paring knife is fantastic and you may well find yourself using it more than any other knife. It’s very versatile in the kitchen and because it stays so sharp and fits snugly into the hand, it’s easy to use for lots of things.
The price for this set is very attractive, especially as these are such high quality knives. It can be really hard knowing whether it’s worth investing in a professional level knife set but I really would highly recommend these. Because of the gift box, they would also make a great gift for the keen chef or even as a wedding present.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<
- The main three knives you’ll need
- Made seamlessly from a single piece of metal for strength and hygiene
- Stay sharp for a surprisingly long time
- Good price for this quality
- Still pricey – should be seen as an investment
If you’re looking to replace the core of your kitchen knives, are starting a collection from scratch or looking for a high quality gift – I can only say good things about this Global anniversary collection.
It’s not cluttered with knives you’ll hardly ever use, they won’t blunt in a hurry and they look beautiful and modern. Global knives use the highest quality metal with a tried and tested design that they have honed and made their own. This price really reflects what these are; investment knives that should last you for years, even decades.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<