Whether you are a skilled home cook or a professional chef, the Global Classic 10-Piece Knife Block Set provides the right cutlery. This 11-slot stainless steel block comes with the Global Classic 3.5- and 4-inch Paring Knives, 5-inch Chef's Utility Knife, 6-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 7-inch Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8.25-inch Carving Knife, 8.5-inch Bread Knife, and 10-inch Diamond Sharpening Steel.
The paring knives are essential tools to handle smaller cutting tasks, such as peeling, coring, and pitting. The utility knife has a narrow, straight blade and sharp tip to handle detail work, along with slicing and chopping. The serrated utility knife allows you to neatly slice foods with a tough exterior and soft interior. The Santoku knife slices, dices, and minces, with a thinner blade than the chef's knife and indentations that create air pockets to push food away from the blade. The chef's knife is an all-purpose knife that can mince herbs, dice vegetables, and slice through thick rinds and large cuts of meat. The carving knife slices large cuts of meat in a single stroke. The bread knife slices through crust without compressing the loaf. The honing steel realigns knife blades between sharpenings. The block protects knife blades while safely storing cutlery, and the extra slots allow for expansion of your collection.
The lightweight blades are made from CROMOVA 18 stainless steel. The blades are ice tempered and hardened for superior edge retention, with a convex edge that stays sharper longer. CROMOVA 18 stainless steel is proprietary to Global. It includes a higher percentage of carbon than Western knives for greater strength and durability. It also includes a higher percentage of chromium than Western knives for greater stain resistance. Vanadium offers durability and wear resistance, and molybdenum offers hardness and corrosion resistance. The ergonomic, stainless steel knife handles are filled with sand to ensure it is perfectly weighted and balanced. The signature dimple pattern offers a comfortable, slip-resistant grip.
The Global Classic collection has been manufactured in Japan since 1985. The original design from Komin Yamada has remained the same, thanks to its durability, quality, and unique construction.