Global Knives Available at

March 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Aside from the cool alternative energy things that I found on recently, I found a few other things of note, and one of them was Global knife sets.  As you can probably tell from reading this blog, my husband and I really like to cook.  What you might not be able to tell though, is we really like our kitchen gadgetry and quality tools.  We found out about Global knives a few years ago from doing some research when we decided to buy better knives.

Global 6-piece Knife Set at

Global 6-piece Knife Set at

What makes these such wonderful knives is that they are made from one single piece of high-carbon stainless steel; they are seamless with no places for the knife to come apart or for unsavory things to lurk after cutting and cleaning.  They are lightweight but have a perfect balance for a variety of hand sizes.  They are made of a much harder steel alloy than knives such as Henkels or Wusthof.  They have a thin blade (much thinner than other knives) that can maintain a very sharp edge, however, the blade is surprisingly durable.  They have a very distinctive black dimpling on the handle that makes for a virtually slip-proof handle, no matter how wet the knife or your hand gets; these dimples act like little suction cups to keep your grip on the handle.

They have a couple of different sets of Global knives available on a 6-piece set with a knife block, 2-piece carving set, and a 4-piece steak knife set.

  • 6-Piece Knife Set with Knife Block: This set contains 5 knives and the stainless steel knife block.  You get the following knives: a 4″ paring knife, 5″ chef’s utility knife, 7″ santoku knife, 8.25″ carving knife, and an 8.75″ bread knife.   And remarkably, this set is just $349.99, including shipping.  This might seem like a lot of money if you haven’t been out buying good knives recently, but these are a serious bargain!  This same set can be found for over $600 online but I did find the same set selling for a low of $463.50 at Chef Knives To Go.  That’s the cheapest I found them, even Amazon is selling them for $495.  But even at $463, that’s still over $100 more than getting them at  I wish I didn’t have my knives already because I would snap this up; this is about how much we paid for the 3 Global knives that we have.  That makes me sad.
  • 2-Piece Carving Set: This set includes an 8″ carving knife and a 6.5″ straight fork.  You can get this at for $139.99, including shipping.  The difference in pricing between Costco and other retailers isn’t quite as dramatic with this set, ranging from $145 to over $200.  However, Costco’s price is still the lowest that I found.  And you do always have the excellent Costco guarantee and returns policy if you buy them there, which might tip the decision.
  • 4-Piece Steak Knife Set: This set is made up of 4 serrated 4.5″ steak knives.  They’re made just like the other Global knives with the one piece design and the dimples on the perfectly balanced handle.  At the set sells for $119.99, including shipping.  You can find them other places online for somewhere in the $150 – $175 range for the same 4 steak knives.

This is exactly the reason we all love Costco: high quality products for exceptional prices that can’t be beaten.


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3 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Geraldine McEwan // 2010.02.09 at 9:16 am

    I love my Henckels. I find the handle weighting and range of blade options is just perfect for the way I cook. I am hard on knives, I don’t take care of them as well as I should, but mine have held up for 20 years and will probably last a lifetime.

  2. 2 Global Knife Set // 2009.09.21 at 11:56 pm

    What a nice write up! I’m a big fan of the Global Knives too, they hold their edge a long time, and fit my hands well. Thanks for the heads up about Costco.

  3. 3 Steak Knife Sets // 2009.03.31 at 1:24 am

    It is true that every cook or chef must have decent chef knives. I use mainly Global knives as they have a longer lasting sharpness. Cooking with dull knives is frustrating as they can cause blisters on the hands and even cause accidents.

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