Global GF-36 Classic 8" Forged Vegetable/Nakiri Knife


MSRP* : $210.00 | You Save* : $45.05 (21%)
GLGF36: GF-36 Classic 8" Forged Vegetable/Nakiri Knife
Also known as a Nakiri knife, this Japanese-style square-tip, drop-forged knife is great for chopping meat, root vegetables and big prep jobs. Popular alternative to the Santoku. The GF series, being more durable for heavy use, is favored by professional chefs. GF Series models are heavier than the G Series model.

Global knives are unique because of their edge and the way they are balanced. The most important feature of any knife is its edge, and the Global edge is truly its signature. The majority of the Global knives are sharpened or ground on both sides of the blade like western style knives. However, their edges are ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in a dramatically sharper knife which stays sharper longer. The edge is so large and prominent that it is easily seen with the naked eye and extends a quarter inch or more up from the tip of the knife. 

To balance their knives, Global uses a hollow handle which is then filled with just the right amount of sand to create the correct balance. Global uses this method rather than using a full tang and a bolster to balance their knives for two reasons. First, it is a far more precise than using a tang and a bolster. Second, Asian knives typically do not have bolsters, since they only serve as a hindrance to cutting and sharpening. 

Global knives are made from the finest high carbon stainless steel available for producing professional quality kitchen knives. Yoshikin uses its own proprietary stainless steel which it calls CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel. This steel is hard enough for Global knives to keep their edge for a long time, but soft enough so that it is not too difficult to sharpen the knives. The CRO in CROMOVA 18 stands for chromium and the 18 is the percentage of chromium in the steel. This high percentage of chromium contributes to Global's good stain resistance.

Made in Japan.
  • The blade is constructed of a single piece of steel, with a unique convex edge for unsurpassed performance.
  • Made of hollow handles which are then filled with sand to achieve the desired weight and deliver the perfect balance.
  • Perfectly balanced knives provide optimal control.
  • The blade is made of the finest stainless steel called CROMOVA 18 (Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium), designed exclusively for Global.
  • Ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56 - C58 degrees which holds the razor-sharp edge of the blade longer than any other steel.
  • Ergonomic, stainless steel hygienic handles with signature dimple pattern offer a comfortable, slip-resistant grip.

UPC Code: 4943691836441

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Global GF-36 Classic 8" Forged Vegetable/Nakiri Kniferated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Global GF-36 Classic 8" Forged Vegetable/Nakiri Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sydney, Australia
Jul 05, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
I've been a chef for 25 yrs and I've had every knife there is to have. I've owned a GF-36 for 10 years and use it all day every day. It has some weight which I love, the edge stays sharp ( I only sharpen it on the whetstone every 6 months) as well as normal daily steeling. I can't go back to anything else.
Global GF-36 Classic 8" Forged Vegetable/Nakiri Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
Buffalo, NY
Jan 04, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Great beefy knife!
I use this product all the time for cutting up veggies. My wife makes homemade baby food and was dinging the heck out of my chef's knife so I wanted something a little more "stout" to cutting up tough fruits and veggies. This knife has great hand feel, is a lot heavier than Global's standard G series knives and is worth the extra money in my opinion.


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