Global kitchen knives were first designed in 1985 by the creative visionary, Komin Yamada. When Yamada was commissioned for this task, his mandate was to develop a range of knives that was truly new and revolutionary, using the best materials available and the latest manufacturing techniques. He was to fashion a series of kitchen knives which would appeal to the professional and amateur chef alike, be comfortable and easy to handle, and meet their most demanding requirement.
The all-stainless knife was something that many manufactures were trying to make. Global knew that the first manufacturer to produce it would become popular throughout the world. The Japanese tradition of making knives dates back to the 13th century. At the time shokunin-forged swords for the samurai.Global Knives made with CROMOVA 18 stainless steel is built on this legacy.
THE KNIFE MAKERS
They believe craftsmanship is a call, reflection is a constraint and skill a condition. Humbleness is the way forward. Everyday is a day of improvement and every year is a new recognition. A new horizon, an improved technique and every knife is a gift. It's an honour, the same day after day, the same movements, the same dedicated goals and the same perfection. The goal is always improvement, not to be the best but to create the best.
The two most innovative features of GLOBAL knives are their edge and the way they are balanced. The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the GLOBAL edge is truly its signature. The majority of the GLOBAL knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade, just like Western style knives.
However, their edges are ground steeply to a point as illustrated in Fig. 1, and to an acute angle. This is in contrast to Western or European knives that use a beveled edge, Fig. 2. The straight edge results in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge on a GLOBAL knife is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter of an inch or more up from the tip of the knife.
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From its modest inception, GLOBAL has developed into one of the most successful brands of professional kitchen knives in the world. Still crafted by hand in Yoshikin’s factory in Niigata, Japan, GLOBAL knives are manufactured to extremely high and exacting standards. GLOBAL has attracted much acclaim over the years and received numerous awards.