A thousand years ago, Japanese sword-smiths developed the high art of sword making to proovide strong, sharp blades for the Samurai. GLOBAL knives have been handcrafted in Japan using the same tradition for over 30 years and are developed using the best raw materials available. Like the Samurai swords before them, each knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance in the hand. Global kitchen knives were first designed in 1985 by the creative visionary, Komin Yamada. When Yamada was commissioned for this task, his mandate was to develop a range of knives that was truly new and revolutionary, using the best materials available and the latest manufacturing techniques. He was to fashion a series of kitchen knives which would appeal to the professional and amateur chefs alike, be comfortable and easy to handle, and meet their most demanding requirement.