From very modest beginnings, 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.


How to choose the right kitchen knife

To prepare impeccable food, you need the right tools for the job. Without question, whether you’re a professional chef, a home cook, or somewhere in between, your knives are the most important tools in your kitchen.

Whether you’re ready to add to your own collection of Japanese knives, or simply looking for a place to start, this guide will help you make the right choice. We’ve categorised the Global® collection into 8 types to make it easy for you to choose the right knife based on your cooking requirements. We explore chef’s knives; utility knives, bread knives, paring knives, meat and fish knives, carving knives, vegetable knives, santoku knives, sashimi knives and cheese knives.

Global® Knives Guide

Choosing the right knife

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GLOBAL® Knives

An excellent choice


Regardless of what’s in front of you in the kitchen, there’s a Global® knife perfectly suited to chop it, slice it, or break it down. Crafted by hand in Niigata, Japan, the GLOBAL® cutlery brand is famous for its iconic design, new manufacturing methods and cutting edge performance.

Made to the exacting standards of Japanese craftsmen, these award-winning ranges have remained some of the most popular and successful professional kitchen knives for 35 years. GLOBAL is an excellent choice for both the discerning home cook or professional chef.