A thousand years ago, Japanese sword smiths developed the high art of sword making to provide strong, sharp blades for the Samurai, the feared warrior caste. Today, Global has continued this tradition and has developed into one of the most successful brands of professional kitchen knives in the world. Crafted by hand in Yoshikin's factory in Niigata, Japan, Global knives are manufactured to extremely high and exacting standards using the best materials and latest manufacturing techniques. The result is a series of kitchen knives that appeal to the professional and amateur chef alike. Global knives have attracted much acclaim over the years and received a number of awards.