New for Global
The idea for the GLOBAL knife came to Yuzo Watanabe in the early 1980s. He wanted to create a knife from a single piece of stainless steel.
Part of the mentality of a Japanese craftsman – known as shokunin – is lifelong dedication to his craft. Like all other Japanese craftsmen, the knife-maker perfects his technique as he gradually matures as a person. There is no way out from this protracted process. It is here that work and craftsmanship eventually become art – and lived in life. Traditional Japanese knifes are made of steel with a high carbon content. This is not only because of the material’s excellent properties, when used correctly, but also because of the Japanese devotion to tradition. For centuries, Japanese knife-makers have worked with steel alloys with a high carbon content. This contributes to reliable strength, exceptional hardness and a fine-grade edge with unique sharpness.