Miyabi - 5000MCD-B 9.5" Birchwood Gyutoh Chef's Knife
Every kitchen needs a great chef’s knife - and that is exactly what you will receive when you order this product by Global. The 8’’ G-Series Chef’s Knife is a classic, but few cutlery companies do it as well as Global, which is a Japanese brand with a long-standing reputation for quality. This knife is made from CROMOVA 18 high carbon stainless steel, and it possesses remarkable balance which makes it easy to use. Thanks to the ice-tempering process that is used on these knives, they hold their edge well over time and they resist rust and corrosion.
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||8 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|
Best knife I've ever owned - A great buy, and well worth the price. I didn't know that a knife could be so sharp. After using this knife, all the other knives in the kitchen seem dull. I now have a few more Global knives on my wish list.
Perfect - Just don't leave water on the knife. - Global is as good as it gets when it comes to knives. Just make sure to wipe them perfectly dry before storing. These knives are very prone to water spots that cannot be removed. I consider this a small price to pay to have one of the best knives on the market. I've used this knife basically daily for the past year and a half and it's still very sharp. Don't wash this in the dish washer and store it completely dry. Perfect - Just don't leave water on the knife. If you're going to have one great knife, this is the one.