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The G9 bread knife is a peculiar tool as it is probably the only bread knife available from Japan. Usually, high quality steel does not need teeth to cut through bread or other food. However, by making a typical western knife with the Japanese knowledge and a high quality alloy, Global created a very interesting product. Perfect for bread, of course, but also useful with thin skined vegetables and fruits because it won't squish them as a dull knife would do. High tech from tip to handle, Global knives from Japan created a sensation when they burst onto the world's culinary stage as an alternative to traditional European-style cutlery. Blades are made of hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and the handle of non-slip full stainless steel.
Global knives made a great introduction to the world of Japanese knives and are a staple of the professional chef tool kit. They are easy to take care of, are on the cheaper price-end as far as Japanese knives go and can be brought to a pretty sharp edge. Their one-piece design is also highly sanitary, as no food stuff will stay stuck between the knife's parts.
The steel used is CroMoVa, a high level chrome, molybdenum and vanadium alloy that resists really well to corrosion and is able to keep it's edge for quite a while.
Global Knives are manufactured by Yoshikin, in Niigata, Japan. In 1983, Komin Yamada's ideas for knives with a beautiful design combined with an excellent shape took form, when he united his force with Yoshida Metal Industry CO., who was at the time already established for making western ''all stainless steel one-piece structure kitchen knives''. The Global knives are since then appreciated by professionals and home cooks alike.
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|Blade size||228,6mm / 9''|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Handle||Cromova Stainless steel|
|Material||Cromova Stainless steel|
|Rockwell hardness||HRC 56-58|
|Size||349,25mm / 13 ¾''|