Global knives were introduced by Yoshida Metal Company in 1983. They are all stainless steel knives of one-piece construction (integrated handle and blade). Each handle is filled and weighted to balance the blade length. Ever since this concept was developed, Global Knives have attracted worldwide attention.
The Cromova 18 steel used in these knives takes a great edge but is not brittle as are many other Japanese steels. This means they are less prone to chipping. The appearance of Global Cutlery is very distinctive and instantly recognizable. Global also offers a very wide range of accessories, including fish turners, fish tweezers and many more. Unlike many other knife brands, Global does not change their styling just for marketing purposes. These knives will be around for many years, so if you lose a knife, you can still get a replacement piece that matches.