Naturally, we’re pretty enthusiastic about the products we sell here at Peter’s – and we think you’ll love them too! Welcome to our new Seven Facts About series, where we’ll be taking an up-close-and-personal look at some of our favourite names and biggest brands…
Global knives are some of our all-time bestselling products. Maybe it’s because they’re widely recognised as some of the best knives around…or maybe it’s because our prices on Global knives are impossible to beat? We’d like to think it’s a bit of both!
Cooks of all kinds love Global knives. If you’re yet to experience for yourself what makes these knives so popular, it’s about time you gave Global a go. Here are seven reasons you’re going to love Global knives.
Global knives have been around since the 80s, but Global’s heritage goes back further than that. Quite a bit further, in fact. The shape and construction of each Global knife is based on traditions that go all the way back to the days of feudal Japan, when the most skilled, innovative craftsmen in the land were called upon to make strong, sharp swords for Japan’s revered Samurai warriors. These same principles went into the creation of everyday knives and tools. Global knives are still made and designed entirely in Japan, and they’re renowned as some of the best knives in the world. But don’t take our word for it…
Global knives are found in professional kitchens everywhere, because they’re known for their top quality, sharper-than-sharp cutting edges and their durability. They’re recommended by professional chefs Michel Roux Junior and Anthony Bourdain – but you’ll also find these knives in the kitchens of foodies and enthusiastic home cooks, like you. You might also recognise Global knives as the knives used in the MasterChef kitchen!
Global knives are instantly recognisable. Their seamless stainless steel construction, combined with Global’s dotted grip and distinctively shaped handles puts these knives in a class of their own. It’s a design that’s remained unchanged for more than thirty years now…in fact, it could quite possibly be the most stylish thing to come out of the 80s! Global’s range of knife blocks is just as attractive – we’ll have more about those later…
Science time! Global knives might be made according to centuries-old traditions, but that’s not to say these knives are stuck in the past. Global use state-of-the-art techniques to achieve their sharper-than-sharp finishes. Each blade is made from a totally unique blend of top quality stainless steel and other metals, including molybdenum, vanadium and chromium, which helps resist rust and staining. Each knife is also ice-tempered. During the process of forging each blade, temperatures can reach thousands of degrees. In the process of ice tempering, these superheated blades are exposed to ice-cold temperatures, hardening the blade and ensuring an incredibly sharp cutting edge.
So, what are Global knives like to use? They’re carefully weighted, so chopping and slicing feels effortless – yet another reason why these knives are so popular with professional chefs and cooks, who spend a lot of their time in the kitchen and need knives that are comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. Global knives are also renowned as some of the sharpest knives around, able to make short work of any kitchen task, so you’ll spend less time chopping and more time enjoying your meals!
To keep your Global knives in prime condition, you’re going to need a top quality sharpener. Luckily, Global have plenty of sharpeners to choose from, including their clever water sharpeners, classic ceramic sharpeners and even waterstones! There’s also a wide range of other Global accessories designed to match your Global knives, which includes kitchen shears, tweezers, knife guards and more. Click here to take a look at our selection of Global sharpeners and other accessories.
How to begin your Global adventure? That’s up to you. You could just purchase a Global knife block set that includes a selection of knives that are perfect for everyday use – or, like professional chefs do, choose your own set of individual knives from Global’s range and either keep them loose in your drawer, or slot them into Global’s impressive Ship Shape knife block for a knife set that’s designed for your specific needs. Either way, when you choose Global knives, you’ve already made the right decision.