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.

A thousand years ago, Japanese sword-smiths developed the high art of sword making to provide strong, sharp blades for the Samurai, the feared warrior caste. GLOBAL knives have been hand crafted in Japan using the same tradition for over 30 years and are developed using the best raw materials available. Like the Samurai swords before them, each knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance in the hand.

GLOBAL knives were first designed in 1985 by visionary industrial designer, Komin Yamada. Yamada was commissioned to develop a range of kitchen knives that was new and revolutionary, using the best materials available and the latest manufacturing techniques that would appeal to both the professional chef and at-home gourmet cooks.

Japanese Good Design 1990
International Design Year Book 1991
Best Cook’s Knife 1992
Best Knife 1995
Sharpest Knife 1996
Sharpest Kinife 2001
Cutting Edge Excellence 2002
Best Knife 2003
Tried and Tested Award 2004
J-Mark 2006
Best Knife 2011
Best Kitchen gadget 2011
Chef’s Favourite Knife Brand 2013
Winner of Kitchen Knife Test 2013
Winner of Chef’s favourite Knife Brand 2014
Royal Navy Wins Gold in National Culinary Competition 2014
Global Classic Voted the Best Knives 2014
Voted Chef’s Favourite Knife 2015
Voted Chef’s Favourite Knife Brand 2016

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