Global knives were first designed in 1985 by Komin Yamada who was instructed to develop a new and revolutionary range of kitchen knives using the finest materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. His design was to appeal to both professional and amateur chefs. They are now one of the most successful brands of professional kitchen knives in the world. They are still crafted by hand in Japan to a very high standard which reflects the ancient cultural heritage of the Japanese master craftsmen who perfected the art of sword-making to arm their much-feared Samurai warriors.
Global Designer Z-Line Block Set contains 5 of the most popular Global Knives and a Global Z Line Knife Block that was designed by Komin Yomada, the designer of Global Knives.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<
The following Global Knives are included:
- G-2 20cm (7”) Cook’s Knife (RRP £125)
- G-9 22cm (6.5”) Bread Knife (RRP £125)
- GS-11 15cm (4.5”) Flexible Utility Knife (RRP £100)
- GS-5 14cm (5.5”) Vegetable Chopper (RRP £100)
- GS-40 8cm (3”) Paring Knife (RRP £65)
Global knives are instantly recognisable thanks to their very distinctive appearance and full-tang design. They are good sharp knives that will last a lifetime.
The knives are constructed of a unique CROMOVA 18 stainless steel mix which was designed exclusively for Global Knives. This mix offers excellent stain resistance and sharp edge retention. The metal is hard enough to ensure that blade will keep its shape and sharp edge whilst being soft enough to allow for future sharpening.
The edge of the blade has a patented design which makes Global Knives unique. The ice-tempered blades are hardened and honed for a longer-lasting razor sharp straight edge. Each blade is precisely ground steeply on both sides with an acute edge as opposed to a traditional bevelled edge normally used in knife making. This offers total cutting precision, and helps to keep the knife sharper for much longer.
Another unique feature is that each handle had sand weighting, to ensure a precisely balanced knife. Seamless construction ensures there are no food or dirt traps, offering hygiene benefits. These durable and trustworthy knives are favoured by high-ranking chefs in the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in the world and are for anyone who is serious about cooking.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<
Compared to some other knives, and depending on your hands, the relatively thin handle and shallow taper (to the cook’s knife) can make holding the knife slightly awkward with some grips. With other grips this is a benefit.
Except for maybe a carving knife, this set makes a great starting point for a knife collection. In fact for all but the most serious of cooks it is really all you need. The flexible utility knife is a great touch, a great substitute for a boning knife and a fillet knife. The flexible blade is really useful for boning and filleting, even the tricky tasks of going round kiwis and melons.
The knife block has an interesting z-shape design that will appeal to some as it takes up less volume than the other global blocks. The horizontal stacking of the knives mean it does not protrude so much onto the work surfaces but it is trickier to clean than a more traditional block. It does keep the knives safe and is preferable to keeping them in a draw.
- Makes cooking so much quicker and easier
- The knives work effortlessly
- Lightweight to use, delicately balanced
- Will last forever. Very durable.
- Should not be put in the dishwasher.
- Some complaints of hand discomfort if used professionally day-in and day-out after out.
- No carving knife
These Global knives are insanely sharp and well-balanced. They are expensive but these knives are worth the investment, especially if you cook every day; with the correct care they will last your life time. You will wonder how you chopped anything before you got these. The bread knife cuts through the freshest bread like cutting through butter. The vegetable chopper makes chopping vegetables so much nicer. They truly are a pleasure to use.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<