Global - G-Series 7" Asian Chef's Knife
Global Knives are made from the finest stainless-steel material. The blades utilize Cromova 18 high carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell 56°-58° HRC which holds a razor-sharp edge longer than any other steel and resists rust stains and corrosion.
Smooth contours and seamless construction eliminate food and dirt traps, offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene. The contours provide a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip.
Stainless-steel hollow handles are perfectly balanced to offset the weight of each blade and textured, providing an excellent grip and balance in the hand.
Edges extend ¼” up the blade and are ground to a straight point, rather than beveled, to provide a dramatically sharper blade that keeps its edge longer
Iconic dots on the knife’s handle represent the seven virtues of the Bushido from the traditional Japanese Samurai code of honor.
Designed by the skilled Japanese craftsman Komin Yamada. Yamada designed the first Global knives in 1985. He was to develop a range of knives truly new and revolutionary, harnessing the best materials available and the most modern design concepts and techniques.
Global knives are designed to appeal to the professional and amateur chefs, to be comfortable and easy to handle and surpass their most demanding requirements.
Professional cooks worldwide praise Global cutlery for its perfect balance, light weight and seamless construction. The knives are forged by hand in Japan, using stainless steel that is hardened in a process inspired by the crafting of ancient samurai swords.
The two signature characteristics of a Global knife are: its blade and balance of the handle. Unifying function and design, these distinctive Japanese knives combine ergonomic handles with triple-layered steel blades that maintain their exceptionally sharp edges. Where most knives feature beveled edges ,Global knives bost large, prominent edges visible to the naked eye, that extend a quarter inch up from the tip of the blade. These edges are then groud to a straight point, resulting in a dramatically sharper blade that keeps its edge longer.
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 bolster to balance their knives for two reasons. First, it is more precise than using a tang and a bolster and second, Asian knives traditionally do not have bolsters.
|Blade Length||10 Inch|
|Material||Stain and Rust Resistant Cromova 18 Stainless Steel|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Handle Material||Made of hollow handles which are then filled with sand to achieve the desired weight and deliver the perfect balance|
|Rockwell Hardness||Ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell 56 - 58° HRC|
My weapon of choice - In my Kitchen, this 10 inch Global chef's knife is the weapon of my choice. Throughout my amateur chef years (cooking at home for my wife and friends), I've used various, not cheap, German knives. I was satisfied with them, not knowing what else was out there. One day, a Japanese friend of mine introduced me to Global knives. Since then, I've never looked back at German knives. These swords are so beautiful and exceptionally sharp. It takes a lot of punishment to dull these knives so I only hone them once a week. Do yourself and these beautiful knives a favor and get the Global 9-1/2-Inch Ceramic Sharpener and the MinoSharp Water Knife Sharpener. Take care of your knives and they will take care of you.
Great Knife - I've been using this knife for quite some time now and it's my favorite I've ever had. it's really the only kitchen knife I need. It's heavy enough to steak and large fish, and break down large cuts of dry-aged beef into steaks, yet handy enough to use for typical kitchen gruntwork such as dicing onions and garlic. It holds and edge pretty well, and is not difficult to sharpen. It's one of my favorite and most essential kitchen tools.