general idea of kitchen knives
began in an industrial town
Before going on to create the GLOBAL knife series, Yoshida Metal Industry (Yoshikin) found its beginnings in 1954 as a stainless steel cutlery manufacturer in Tsubame City, Niigata, an industrial area where numerous cutlery manufacturers gathered.
Then one day, founder Yuzo Watanabe came across a stainless steel kitchen knife with excellent sharpness.
Back then when it was said that "carbon steel is the usual material for kitchen knives. Stainless steel doesn't cut very well," Watanabe saw interesting potential in the material and set up a development team for a stainless steel kitchen knife.
They traveled all around Japan to research steel materials and knife manufacturing technology.
After much trial and error, they succeeded in making the stainless steel kitchen knife with wooden handle, Bunmei Gincho series. It was met with high praise as an inventive product that has both carbon steel–level sharpness and rust resistance.
But this was not the end of Yoshikin's innovative challenges.
Once stainless steel kitchen knives became popular among the domestic market, Yoshikin began developing new product—GLOBAL, a kitchen knife with a seamless, all-stainless steel structure.
Defying the general idea that kitchen knives had to have wooden handles, they reached the point where the product design is simple yet one and only.
Boasting the comfortable sharpness and durability with sanitary protection and design,
the beauty of "less is more" became popular worldwide, gradually gained domestic acclaim.
40 years since its debut, GLOBAL is still beloved tool in the kitchens all over the world as a stunningly beautiful kitchen knife.
"We want to get feedback from customers."
This is what most of the crafters in Yoshikin often say.
Making one GLOBAL knife requires intricate processing techniques by several crafters.
Each crafter keeps the person who will use the knife in mind as they undertake their task in pursuit of a perfectly finished product.
There have been no major changes to the design of GLOBAL since its birth,
in spite, crafters are always striving for better quality. Their accumulation of effort, research, and technological innovation creates new GLOBAL every day.
The globally beloved
all-stainless steel kitchen knife
The all-stainless steel kitchen knife series that has been widely acclaimed both domestically and overseas since its debut in 1983.
With the goal to enable a beautiful kitchen and effortless cutting, GLOBAL was born to bring joy to cooking.
Its product lineup has continued to expand to accommodate culinary cultures and uses from all over the world, giving rise to more than 150 product varieties.
GLOBAL is recommended for people who choose a knife that best fits their lifestyle and personality.Features
- Classic black-dotted handle design, courtesy of product designer Komin Yamada
- Gently tapered "HAMAGURI" cutting edge for smooth cutting
- Wide-ranging lineup from multipurpose to specialty knives (bread, cheese, etc.)
The Japan-exclusive series made
to fit Japanese food culture
GLOBAL-IST was born in 2016 to suit the diversity of cuisines typically made in Japanese homes, from Japanese to Western cuisine and beyond.
The minimum lineup of six knives are designed to handle
various kinds of cooking.
The inclusion of traditionbral Japanese-style knives is a notable benefit for home chefs who care about preparing beautiful, delicious dishes using fresh seafood.Features
- Immaculate silver dots embody the design concept, “use with free idea”
- Blade with "EXTRA EDGE" for an even sharper cutting experience
- A combination from the series handles a diverse range of home cooking,
from Japanese to Western cuisine and beyond
It will give enjoyment to comfortable preparation
and delicious food outdoor.
GLOBAL, a knife brand that is loved all over the world as the pioneer of all-stainless steel knife.
To provide its design and sharpness for outdoor cooking, the new series, GLOBAL CAMP was born.
It will give enjoyment to comfortable preparation and delicious food outdoor.Features
- Thin and compact from blade to handle, easy to carry size knives.
- To safely carry the knives, a leather sheath made of cowhide is included.
- The cutting board is made of Japanese cypress, which reduces the impact on the blade when cutting, and has high water resistance.