Global Knives are fine Japanese cutlery made by Yoshikin. Global Japanese knives are the result of the merging of three different elements: Italian design aesthetics, German durability, and Japanese precision. It creatively combines all three elements resulting in a superior knives that offer perfect balance and innovative design. Development began in 1978 with a two-pronged approach - one on design and the other on cutting technology. Global perfected the concept of "a knife crafted out of a single piece of stainless steel, from the point of the blade to the butt of the handle" without including any foreign material. Industrial designer Komin Yamada designed a new Japanese kitchen knife based on this concept and created the GLOBAL knife.