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I’m quite excited about my afternoon purchase. It might not excite most of the free world, but damn it if it doesn’t excite me.

So what did I buy? A new gadget? A new cat?

Nope.

I bought some knives.

But not just any old knives.

Global knives.

The best knives.

Yes, perhaps it is a bit geeky to gush over a knife set, but then this is nerdgirl isn’t it? I love cooking. But I HATE cooking when I have to prep with a dull blade. And this is what i’ve been torturing myself with since moving back to London. My Henckels chef knife somehow went missing during the move (I suspect that it is living somewhere in Valldoreix). And while I loved that knife, I’ve been wanting a Global knife for quite a while now.

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So what is so special about Global knives?

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. The MO and VA in CROMOVA 18 stand for molybdenum and vanadium. These two elements give a knife good edge retention.

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