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Global Knives

Differences in Global Series:
The seamless construction of Global knives varies according to Series.

All G, GS and GF knives are constructed from three pieces: the blade and two halves of the handle.
The GF knives have a blade and collar that are forged as one piece.
The G and GS knives do not have a forged collar.
The GSF knives are a single piece of forged steel, without welds.

Global G-3 Chef Knife The two halves of the handle are welded together and then the handle is welded to the blade.
For the GF knives, the weld of the blade and collar to the handle is in the handle.
For the G and GS knives, the weld of the blade to the handle is in the blade.

What do we like about Global knives? They feel good in the hand, they hold their edge well, they look great. You'll notice by the above key points that we chose knives based on features that appeal to our customers.

The Global collection is very large, and we have chosen the most popular shapes and sizes that our customers prefer. Items not shown here are available by special order; view the Global knives catalog, then contact us for price and anticipated delivery timeframe.

Key Points

-Molybdenum/Vanadium Stainless Steel
-Ice tempered and hardened
-Rockwell Hardness 56-58o

-Forged blades
-Individually balanced
-Face sharpened
-Seamless construction
-No bolster
-Welded handles on most is made in two pieces, then filled with enough metal to balance properly.
-Dot Pattern distinguishes handles.
-Made in Niigata, Japan

Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

-Seamless construction makes them more sanitary, easier to clean and to keep clean.
-Handle will not break, crack, or show wear and tear from moisture and use.
-Handles are balanced individually, to maximize ease of handling.
-Handles are slip-resistant.
-No bolster on larger knives makes them easier to sharpen .
-Lack of bolster may make it easier to hold knives.
-Smaller handle diameter makes it easier for smaller hands to hold.
-Blades with lighter weight may be preferred for handling.
-Edge is "face sharpened," beveled at 4-5 mm., so it is thinner, stays sharper longer, and  makes sharpening easier (most are beveled less than 1 mm.).

Care Instructions
-Wash knives with hot, soapy water by hand immediately after use, to prevent food sticking.
-Do not soak, do not use harsh detergents or bleach, and do not put in dishwasher.
-Dry immediately with a towel.
-Use silver polish to remove any discoloration.
-Use a steel for regular maintenance; angled at 20° to 25°
-Have edge re-ground when you can no longer keep it sharp with a steel.

global gsf-46 peeling knife 3"
  Global GSF-46
3" Paring

3" blade
Double bevel
global gs-9 tomato knife 3"
  Global GS-9 3" Tomato

3.25" blade
8" long overall,
Weighs 90g,
Serrated one side, beveled the other side can be sharpened
global g-21 flexible boning knife 6"
  Global G-21 6" Flexible Boning

6" blade
4.75" handle,
Weighs 124g,
Double bevel
global gf-32 chef knife 6"
  Global GF-32 6" Chef

6" blade
5" handle,
Double bevel
global g-2 chef knife 8"
  Global G-2 8" Chef

8" blade
5" handle,
Weighs 172g,
Double bevel
global g-16 chef knife 10"
  Global G-16 10" Chef

9.5" blade
5" handle,
Weighs 255g,
Double bevel
global g-5 vegetable knife 7"
  Global G-5 7" Vegetable

7" blade
5" handle,
Weighs 190g,
Double bevel
global 7" santoku knife
  Global G-48 7" Santoku

7" blade,
5" handle,
Weighs 168g,
Double bevel
global g-9 bread knife 8.75"
  Global G-9 8.75" Bread

8.5" blade
4.5" handle,
Weighs 160 g,
Serrated one side, beveled the other side can be sharpened


Limited Lifetime Warranty

Yoshikin Global guarantees Global knives to the original purchaser, to be free of defects in material, construction or workmanship for the life of the product under normal use and following the care instructions.

The warranty extends only to the product's original purchaser.

This excludes damage caused by misuse or accident. Chips in the knife blades, broken knife tips, discolorations from food and rust spots are not covered.

Knife chips and broken knife tips can often be repaired by re-sharpening.

Discolorations and rust spots can be avoided by following the care instructions, which includes washing by hand and towel drying, avoiding soaking, avoiding bleach and other harsh detergents, and storing in a dry place.

Be sure to keep a copy of your original receipt as Proof of Purchase, and any Serial Number on the product packaging.


Designed for professionals in 1985, by Komin Yamada.
Manufactured by Yoshikin of Japan.



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