Awards

From very modest beginnings GLOBAL has developed into one of the success stories of the 1990's. Still crafted by hand in Yoshikin's factory in Niigata to the most exacting standards, they are sold in more than 65 countries around the world where they are attracting ever more attention and acclaim. During the last few years GLOBAL knives have won a number of prestigious awards.

1990

Japanese
Good Design
by MITI

1990

Japanese
Good Design
by MITI

1991

Selected for
International Design
Year Book

1991

Selected for
International Design
Year Book

1992

Selected as
Best Cooks’ Knife
in Benelux

1992

Selected as
Best Cooks’ Knife
in Benelux

1995

Selected as Best Knife by WHICH Magazine in the UK

1995

Selected as Best Knife by WHICH Magazine in the UK

1996

Selected as Sharpest Knife by A LA CARTE Magazine in Germany

1996

Selected as Sharpest Knife by A LA CARTE Magazine in Germany

2001

GS-29 Design PLUS Award in Fraukurt Messe

2001

GS-29 Design PLUS Award in Fraukurt Messe

2006

Selected as
one of Japanese
Modern 100 Awards

2006

Selected as
one of Japanese
Modern 100 Awards

2011

G-2 selected as BEST BUY by WHICH? Magazine in the UK

2011

G-2 selected as BEST BUY by WHICH? Magazine in the UK

2013

Voted Chef's Favourite Knife Brand by RESTAURANT Magazine in UK since 2009

2013

Voted Chef's Favourite Knife Brand by RESTAURANT Magazine in UK since 2009

2014

G-2 selected as winner of the kitchen knife test on TV show PLUS in Sweden

2014

G-2 selected as winner of the kitchen knife test on TV show PLUS in Sweden

But formal awards alone can barely act as a testimony to the many thousands of delighted customers of GLOBAL throughout the world. GLOBAL knives are favoured today by most high ranking chefs in the most prestigious hotels and restaurants and are featured regularly on television cookery programmes in the hands of the most celebrated chefs.

They are displayed at most international catering and housewares exhibitions. Meanwhile, the design and production team continue to look for ways of expanding and developing further the GLOBAL knife range, taking into account the many suggestions and proposals received from current GLOBAL knife users throughout the world.

GLOBAL Kitchen knives are well known in the world as one of the best kitchen knives.   It has, however, taken two decades to achieve the current fame of GLOBAL knives in household use as well as among the profesional industry.

Users praise:
1. Elegant design (modern and distinctive image)
2. Excellent cutting performance (sharp thin blade and durability)
3. Clean and easy after-care(one-piece stainless steel, hygienic)

Global kitchen knives were born in 1985 in Japan but were debuted in European markets in 1988. It started with only 12 items for the first year.   No one-piece stainless steel kitchen knives did not exist in the world market at this stage.  So, we are convinced that we were a pioneer to have introduced to the world a new concept of one-piece stainless steel kitchen knives.

Since then, new products under "GLOBAL brand" have been displayed at Ambiente every year, through which the fame of GLOBAL knives has spread worldwide year by year whilst the range of products have increased to more than 100 items today.

We appoint more than 35 firms as our distributors who cover more than 95 countries.  
It is our imperative motivation to attend Ambiente every year, where we can have a general agent meeting to decide the directions of GLOBAL products for further development among our Global members.   We call our distributors as "GLOBAL Family".