Komin Yamada's Revolutionary Concept

In 1985, Japanese Cutlery Manufacturer Yoshikin engaged the services of young designer Komin Yamada to come up with a new concept in Kitchen Knives.  The result was a revolutionary series of 12 knives, with Stainless Steel handles, and extremely sharp cutting edges, which were to be branded GLOBAL to indicate the will to make them available all over the world, and coded G-1 to 6, and GS-1 to 6.

Began Our Story of 35 Years of Accalim

The task of introducing these new knives to international markets was passed on to Mino Tsuchida, a young and successful Japanese Businessman who was already familiar with many Western markets, and who regularly visited Trade Fairs in Europe. This began our story of 35 years of growing acclaim and domination of the market for high quality, professional knives. Nowadays, there is hardly a professional chef or hobby cook who is not familiar with the Global brand.

So Began Our Story of 35 Years of Acclaim

The task of introducing these new knives to international markets was passed on to Mino Tsuchida, a young and successful Japanese Businessman who was already familiar with many Western markets, and who regularly visited Trade Fairs in Europe. This began our story of 35 years of growing acclaim and domination of the market for high quality, professional knives. Nowadays, there is hardly a professional chef or hobby cook who is not familiar with the Global brand.

Quite simply our number one best-seller! The G-2 encapsulates all that is required in a Chef’s knife: a multi-purpose all round blade that can slice, dice, chop, and really do anything that you need. It has won dozens of awards over the years testifying to the popularity of the blade.

The G-3 is Global classic carving knife, long and narrow to carve those
perfect Sunday joints. It is a specialist knife tailored to the task as the best cuts of meat demand the best equipment, allowing you to cut fine slices of meat, poultry and fish effortlessly.

The G-5 is inspired by traditional Japanese Usuba knives, popular amongst professional chefs as a specialist vegetable knife. Its long and rectangular shaped blade enables a straight up down chopping motion where the full blade length seamlessly cuts through the whole vegetable.

The G-9 is Global’s classically shaped bread knife, specifically designed for use with bread. The serrated blade allows you to easily saw through the crust of bread and is particularly useful for sourdough or freshly baked loaves. The serrated edge can also be used for tough meats.

One of our best-selling knives in the GS range, the GS-3/AN is a medium sized cook’s knife that will perform a variety of kitchen tasks. It has a nice medium sized blade good for chopping, slicing and dicing and is useful whether you want to cut up vegetables or slice meat.

This is a smaller version of the G-5/AN. The flat parts of the blade are designed to chop through fruit and vegetables by coming into full contact with the chopping board. The front of the blade is more curved like a chef’s knife, allowing the knife to be rocked gently after each cut.

Fit for purpose, the GS-11/AN is one of the more popular knives in the Global range where it fills the role of filleting, carving and an all round general purpose knife, hence its name. The flexible blade is good for filleting small fish such as seabass for instance.

Santoku means ‘three ways’ in Japanese and is used to describe the three cutting tasks that the knife is designed to do; slicing, dicing and mincing. The shape of the knife makes it brilliant for Western style cooking as the blade is flat, making it ideal for cutting up small vegetables and fruit.

The GSF-15/AN is the most popular choice for all those small kitchen tasks such as peeling, cutting fruit and small delicate kitchen work. It is a must-have as a classic all-rounder. Its fully forged blade is strong enough to get into and separate meat joints.

With its fully forged blade, the GSF-22/AN is a robust utility knife that can tackle any task. It’s a very useful and versatile addition to any combination set. It can be used for filleting fish, skinning poultry as a small carving knife.

The G-96 is a is a medium sized cook's knife that will perform a variety of kitchen tasks. It has a nice sized blade good for chopping, slicing and dicing and is useful whether you want to cut up vegetables or slice meat.

The GS-109/AN is a mini Santoku knife, useful for cutting up small vegetables and fruit. Like its big brother the G-46, the knife is suitable for the three ways of the Santoku, slicing, dicing and mincing.

This is an ideal starter set for someone that wants to take their cooking to the next level. It includes 3 of the most used knives in the kitchen which include a G-96/AN 19cm fluted cook's knife, GS-106/AN 15cm scallopped utlity knife and a GS-38/AN 9cm paring knife. 

This knife block set contains a knife for every task in the kitchen. These knives include: G-2/AN 20cm chef's knife, GS-61/AN 16cm small bread knife, GS-5/AN 14cm vegetable knife, GS-89/AN 13cm small cook's knife, GSF-22/AN 11cm Utility knife and GSF-15/AN 8cm Peeling knife.

The 12 piece 35th Anniversary Knife Block with 11 knives includes a 20cm G-2/AN Cook's Knife, 22cm G-9/AN Bread Knife, 18cm G-5/AN Vegetable Knife, 21cm G-3/AN Carving Knife, 14cm GS-5 Vegetable Knife, 15cm GS-11/AN Flexible Utility Knife, 13cm GS-3 Cook's Knife, 13cm GS-35 Santoku Knife, 8cm GSF-15/AN, 11cm GSF-22/AN Utility Knife and a Global butchers steel. This is the perfect combination of knives for your home at a very good price.

The 10 piece 35th Anniversary knife case set contains 6 knives, a G-74 20cm sharpening steel, a GS-76 vegetable peeler and GS-20 fish bone tweezers. The 6 knives include the best selling G-2/AN 20cm chef's knife, G-9/AN 22cm scalloped bread knife, G-21 16cm boning knife, GS-11/AN utility knife, GSF-15/AN 8cm peeling knife, GS-21/8 20cm palette knife. The knife case contains 9 pockets which will accomodate your other global knives. 

The Limited Edition Chef's Set includes a 20cm G-2/AN Cook's Knife, 22cm G-9/AN Bread Knife, 16cm G-21 Boning Knife, 20cm GS-21/8 Palette Knife, 15cm GS-11/AN Utility Knife, 8cm GSF-15/AN Peeling Knife, 20cm G-74 Ceramic Sharpening Rod, GS-20 Fishbone Tweezers, GS-76 Vegetable Peeler, 9 Pocket Deluxe Global Branded Leather Roll and Apron. 

Alternatively you can order from our In-Store or Online Stockists below.

IN-STORE STOCKISTS

ART OF LIVING

  • 01737 242302
  • https://aolcookshop.co.uk/
  • 72 HIGH STREET, REIGATE, SURREY RH2 9AP

BARNITTS

  • 01904 629429
  • https://www.barnitts.co.uk/
  • 24/26 COLLIERGATE, YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE, YO1 8BW

BUTLER'S CHOICE

  • 01624 614805
  • https://www.facebook.com/ButlersChoiceIOM/
  • 25 CASTLE STREET, DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN, IM1 2EX

BROWN THOMAS

  • +353 (0)1 605 6666
  • https://www.brownthomas.com/
  • 92 GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN 2, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

BROWN THOMAS

  • +353 (0)21 480 5555
  • https://www.brownthomas.com/
  • 18 PATRICK STREET, CORK, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

BROWN THOMAS

  • +353 (0)61 417 222
  • https://www.brownthomas.com/
  • WILLIAM STREET, LIMERICK, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

R E DAWSON LIMITED

  • 01200 421010
  • https://www.dawsonsdepartmentstore.co.uk/
  • 56 KING STREET, CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE, BB7 2EU

A DE GRUCHY & CO LTD

  • 01534 818818
  • https://www.degruchys.com/
  • 46-52 KING STREET, ST HELIER, JERSEY, JE4 8NN

DIVERTIMENTI LTD

  • 020 7581 8065
  • https://www.divertimenti.co.uk/
  • 227-229 BROMPTON ROAD, LONDON, SW3 2EP

HARTS OF STUR

  • 01258 472420
  • https://www.hartsofstur.com/
  • STATION ROAD, STURMINSTER NEWTON, DORSET, DT10 1BD

JARROLD & SONS LTD

  • 01603 660661
  • https://www.jarrold.co.uk/
  • 1-11 LONDON STREET, NORWICH, NR2 1JF

ELYS (WIMBLEDON) LTD

  • 0208 946 9191
  • https://www.elyswimbledon.co.uk/
  • 16 ST GEORGES ROAD, WIMBLEDON, LONDON, SW19 4DP

FTB LAWSON LTD

  • 01822 610200
  • https://www.lawsonshop.co.uk/
  • 1 PARKWOOD ROAD, TAVISTOCK, PL19 0HG

FTB LAWSON LTD

  • 01803 864619
  • https://www.lawsonshop.co.uk/
  • 12 HIGH STREET, TOTNES, TQ9 5SB

PEPPERCORN COOKWARE SPECIALISTS

  • 01558 822410
  • https://peppercorn.net/
  • 5 KING STREET, LLANDEILO, CARMARTHENSHIRE, SA19 6BA

THE MAGPIE'S KITCHEN

  • 01947 825122
  • N/A
  • 2 GOLDEN LION BANK, WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE, YO21 3BS

RUTHERFORD WREN LTD

  • 01427 679748
  • https://muldale.com/
  • UNIT 7-9, ALPHA WORKS, SANDERS ROAD, HEAPHAM ROAD, GAINSBOROUGH, DN21 1RZ

SANTOKU

  • N/A
  • https://www.knivesfromjapan.co.uk/
  • 100 GREAT PORTLAND STREET, FITZROVIA, LONDON, W1W 9QB

TREVOR MOTTRAM

  • 01892 538915
  • http://www.trevormottram.co.uk/
  • 33-37 THE PANTILES, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN2 5TE

WARDEN BROTHERS LTD

  • 028 9181 2147
  • https://www.wardenbros.com/
  • 45-47 HIGH STREET, NEWTOWNARDS, BT23 7HS

ONLINE STOCKISTS

CULINAIRE

  • 01293 550563
  • via Amazon
  • 70 ST MARY'S DRIVE, POUND HILL, CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, RH10 3BN

R E DAWSON LIMITED

  • 01200 421010
  • https://www.dawsonsdepartmentstore.co.uk/
  • 56 KING STREET, CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE, BB7 2EU

GASTRONOMY PLUS LTD

  • 0800 678 5001 / 01524 770060
  • https://www.kitchenknives.co.uk/
  • GASTRONOMY PLUS LTD, HORNBY ROAD, CLAUGHTON, LANCASHIRE, LA2 9JX

HARTS OF STUR

  • 01258 472420
  • https://www.hartsofstur.com/
  • STATION ROAD, STURMINSTER NEWTON, DORSET, DT10 1BD

KNIVES FROM JAPAN

  • N/A
  • https://www.knivesfromjapan.co.uk/
  • 100 GREAT PORTLAND STREET, FITZROVIA, LONDON, W1W 9QB

MILLYS STORE

  • 0120 480 3070
  • https://www.millyskitchenstore.co.uk/
  • COBDEN MILL, GOWER STREET, FARNWORTH, GT. MANCHESTER, BL4 7HA

M K COOKWARE

  • 0845 8073649
  • https://www.mkcookware.co.uk/
  • 1 NEW COTTAGES, KISLINGBURY ROAD, ROTHERSTHORPE, NORTHANTS, NN7 3JA