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Performance knives of the highest caliber, used by MasterChef SA contestants and Anthony Bourdain alike, the Global knife range will see you through any kitchen task no matter how tough. Lightweight, well-balanced, sharp and keen, they're a knife-wielders dream come true.
Most popular Global Knives
Global kitchen knives are known across the world and instantly recognisable by their black-dotted handles. For over two decades, the Japanese company have been manufacturing knives and knife accessories with elegant design, excellent cutting performance and clean and easy after-care. Forged from a single piece of stainless steel, they are hygeinic and durable.
Global started in 1985 in Japan and debuted their products at the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1988. The first Global knives were designed by Komin Yamada who was given an almost unlimited budget to develop a range of knives that would appeal to the professional and amateur chef alike. Making use of the best materials available and drawing on modern technology as well as the Japanese tradition of carefully weighted Samurai swords, Yamada crafted a new breed of knife that was comfortable and easy to handle with smooth contours and seamless construction.
Made from the finest stainless steel, Global blades utilize CROMOVA 18 stainless steel which is ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56°-58°in order to remain razor sharp for longer and to resist rust, stains and corrosion.
For the first year, the global range included only twelve items and from their fairly modest beginnings have grown to over fifty different types of knife and distribution in over ninety five countries.