I know some of us love the look of black and classy knife bolsters, but some of us also love the simple elegance of a metal handle, which is what Global knives uniquely have.
A metal handle that is one piece with the blade itself offers durability and easier cleaning. More than a couple of users expressed their preference for this beautiful dimpled grip that doesn’t slip. If you are buying Global kitchen knives for the first time, try this starter set and maybe add a santoku later on.
Consisting of a basic 8-inch chef’s knife, a utility knife and a paring knife, this Global knife set could be a lavish gift for a best friend, or a set to last you a lifetime.
These knives are Japanese kitchen knives, so they are lightweight and have thinner blades unlike your heavy German Henckels or Wusthof. This is an advantage for the ladies or people with a smaller built, as they won’t make your hand tired. The handles are ergonomically designed for better comfort and balance.
This set of knives come very sharp like most Japanese knives do, and it would be best if you get a Global diamond sharpener to keep them that way.
The 7-inch santoku is a good addition to the set of Global knives above. While the chef knife is a workhorse in the kitchen and does most of the jobs, a santoku is your best friend if you have heaps of vegetables to slice and dice.
Designed with a different angle, you don’t rock this knife but simply bring the knife up and down vertically. Its sharpness lets you drop it through carrots and vegetable stalks quickly, completing more work in less time.
Not everyone gets used to this cutting technique though, and those who want a bread knife or a knife block should consider the 5-piece kitchen knives set below.
A knife block certainly is a better place to store the knives than the drawer, and this stainless steel knife block is no doubt a good display in itself as well. If you have space in the kitchen for this tall block with 11 slots, this set of Global kitchen knives gives value for money with a chef’s knife, a utility knife, a paring knife, a long slicing knife.
The knives are very sharp, so although the slicing knife is not serrated, it works really well cutting loaves and cakes.