How they are made
Like the Samurai swords before them, each knife is carefully weighted
to ensure the perfect balance in the end.
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 sharp edge longer than any other steel and resists rust, stains and corrosion.
It is often asked why Global knives stay sharp so long without sharpening. The combination of the elements molybdenum and vanadium is one reason, but even as the Global straight edge gets dull it is still much thinner, and, therefore, much sharper than a knife with a beveled edge.
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 sharp edge longer than any other steel and resists rust, stains and corrosion. Other unique features of Global knives are their smooth contours and seamless, all stainless steel construction which eliminates food and dirt traps offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene.
To balance their knives, Global uses a hollow handle which is then filled with just the right amount of sand to create the correct balance. Global uses this method rather than using a full tang and a bolster to balance their knives for two reasons. First, it is far more precise than using a tang and a bolster. Second, Asian knives typically do not have bolsters, since they only serve as a hindrance to cutting and sharpening.
The two most innovative features of Global knives are their edge and the way they are balanced. The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the Global edge is truly it’s signature. The majority of the Global knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade. Their edges are ground steeply to a point and to an acute angle . In contrast, Western or European knives use a bevelled edge - the straight edge results in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge on a Global knife is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter of an inch or more up from the tip of the knife.