A selection of Michel Roux Jr’s favourite knives for the serious and professional chef. Specially chosen by Michel Roux Jr as part of his Global Knife collection.

Made to the exacting standards of Japanese craftsmen, Global’s award-winning knives have remained some of the most popular and successful professional kitchen knives in the industry for 30 years. During this time, Global has caught the attention of many professional chefs from all over the world, including the great Roux dynasty.

The name Roux is synonymous in Britain with the qualities of French haute cuisine. Michel Roux Jr was born into Le Gavroche and schooled in its kitchens, where he was imbued with its unique atmosphere and style. As his father’s son, Michel could only have deep respect for the classical foundations of French cooking. However, French cooking, perhaps more than any other in the world has shown a capacity to move with the times, to develop new techniques, to absorb new ideas and ingredients, to re-invent itself without losing a sense of its own cultural identity. It is in those new directions that Michel Roux Jr has taken the cooking of Le Gavroche. Michel now has two more restaurants to his name, Roux Parliament Square and Roux at the Landau at the Langham Hotel. He also consults for fine dining providers, Restaurant Associates, and is a member of the Wine Committee to the Royal Household.

Michel Roux Jr has written several books, including Le Gavroche Cookbook, The Marathon Chef, Matching Food and Wine, Cooking with the Master Chef: Food for your Family and Friends and The French Kitchen.

As one of the most respected chefs of our time, Michel Roux Jr is also a familiar face on TV, as a judge and presenter on the BBC’s popular prime time show, MasterChef: The Professionals and presented The Great British Food Revival. He fronted the Channel 4 series, ‘The Diner’, exploring the hurdles faced by people with disabilities and mental health issues when finding employment.  Most recently he appeared on First Class Chefs for the Disney Channel and Kitchen Impossible for Channel 4.

All knives and blocks in this range are complete with Michel Roux Jr’s signature and all sets include a free and unique Global & Michel Jr tasting spoon (excludes 6 piece set).

Grunwerg is proud to introduce a brand new Global Hybrid knife set, for the first time ever consisting of the three different Global knife series, Classic, Ni and SAI. For more information please click here.

The blade is hand forged of exceptionally hard CROMOVA 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel is a proprietary stainless steel which has been designed exclusively for Global. The steel is hard enough to hold the blade’s steep, acute cutting edge for a long time but soft enough for ease of sharpening.

The CRO in CROMOVA 18 stands for chromium and the 18 is the percentage of chromium in the steel. This high percentage of chromium contributes to Global’s excellent stain resistance.

The MO and VA in CROMOVA 18 stand for molybdenum and vanadium and these are two metallic elements that give a knife good edge retention.

To balance their knives, Global’s expertly designed hollow handles are filled with just the right amount of sand to counter the weight of the blade.
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 smooth contours and seamless construction eliminates food and dirt traps, offering the ultimate in safety, hygiene and good grip.