THE GLOBAL TRADITION
A thousand years ago, Japanese swordsmiths developed the high art of sword making to provide strong, sharp blades for the Samurai, the feared warrior caste....... Today, in the Samurai sword tradition, Japanese craftsmen are continuing to produce cutlery of the highest quality..... The first GLOBAL knives were designed in 1985 by Komin Yamada who's remit was to develop a range of knives whichwas truly new and revolutionary, harnessing the best materials available and the most modern design concepts. With an almost unlimited budget 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 requirements. GLOBAL knives are made from the finest stainless steel material. The blades utilise CROMOVA 18 stainless steel, Ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56 - 58 which holds a razor edge longer than any other steel and resists rust, stains and corrosion. Like the Samurai swords before them, each knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance in the hand. The smooth contours and seamless construction eliminate food and dirt traps, offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene. Just as their fine swords lent distinction to the Samurai, GLOBAL knives bring distinction to the chef, whether professional or amateur.
MINOSHARP KNIFE SHARPENER
Sharpen your cooking skills with the Minosharp 2 Stage Blade Sharpener from Global. The Minosharp 2 Stage Blade Sharpener is a significant step-up from Global's previous models, and you will feel the difference. The draw-through ceramic water sharpener is complete with three wheels ranging from coarse to fine creating a truly impressive edge. Carve up like a pro in the kitchen with the Global range. First introduced in 1985 by Yoshikin Manufacturing, the innovative designs of Global knives quickly took the culinary world by storm. Devised as a blend of Italian design, German durability and Japanese precision, Global knives are crafted from single pieces of CroMoVa 18 stainless steel and are tempered twice for a superior blade with a sharp and resilient edge. Global knives incorporate easy-to-use lightweight construction and perfectly weighted handles featuring their signature dimple-pattern grips for superior balance and control. Global guarantees all of their products for life.
Wide slot accepts almost all knives except for heavy bolstered, one-sided blades, and specially knives
Especially designed for precise sharpening of Global Knives
Consistent edge angle of about 18 degrees.
Has a 2 stage coarse/fine ceramic wheel sharpening system.