Whether you are a skilled home cook or a professional chef, the Global Classic 7-Piece Hiro Knife Block Set provides the right cutlery. This 6-slot block comes with the Global Classic 3-inch Paring Knife, 4.25-inch Utility Knife, 5-inch Chef's Utility Knife, 5.5-inch Vegetable Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, and 8.5-inch Bread Knife.
The paring knife is an essential tool to handle smaller cutting tasks, such as peeling, coring, and pitting. The utility knives have narrow, straight blades and sharp tips to handle detail work, along with slicing and chopping. The vegetable knife slices and dices with push cuts. 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 bread knife slices through crust without compressing the loaf. The block protects knife blades while safely storing cutlery.
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.