Developed in 1985 by Komin Yamada, Global knives first hit the western markets when introduced at the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt Germany in 1988. The company was awarded the Design Excellence Award by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1990. The pioneer of single piece construction, they are forged from CROMOVA 18. This steel consists of 18% Chromium for stain resistance and is hardened to HRC 56-58. The knives achieve balance through a unique process whereby sand is injected into a hollow handle. The sand moves during use to ensure continuous balance.
This set of Globals is an excellent 3 piece starter set for the professional cook. The set includes the 8” Chef knife(G-2), one of our best-selling Chef knives and the most used in the kitchen. The 5” Utility knife(GS-3) is a great knife for slicing meats, making detailed cuts, or even slicing and dicing vegetables. The 3.5” Paring knife(GS-38) is great for small tasks and peeling root vegetables.
Nice light well balanced knives,and of course super sharp.
The knives arrived quickly and are very sharp and easy to clean. The one downside is that the handles are significantly smaller in diameter than most other chef and utility knives. If you have small hands this would be a great choice. If you have longer fingers ( most adult males) I would pick another knife such as the MAC,the handles on Global knives are not comfortable to me because of this.