Global Knives was recently awarded 'Iconic' status by the UK Housewares Industry at its prestigious gathering towards the end of 2020. A fitting end to an important year which marked the 35th Anniversary of Global's launch in 1985. So what's next for Global?
While we will continue to celebrate the Classic Global Collection we all know and love, we've been listening to the newer generations of hobby cooks and chefs, to evolve the brand in both design and innovation. The name 'UKON' has many positive connotations in Japanese legend. Our favourite use of the word lies in the expression 'Tachibana No Ukon' referring to the Mandarin Tree that was symbolically planted on the right-hand side of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. It was said to balance the Cherry Blossom Tree on the left-hand side, known as the 'Sakura No Sakon'. Together they replaced the Samurai Guards who had until then protected the Emperor, but who were deemed no longer necessary during times of peace.
In true GLOBAL tradition, the knife is constructed from the best Stainless Steel material and the UKON series features thicker blades to enhance performance. UKON knives are subject to even more precise grinding and finishing work, making them 10 percent sharper out of the box. The knives are designed with an ambidextrous thumb rest that sits closer to the blade for added control and efficiency. The underside of the handle features GLOBAL's trademark indentations, making UKON knives extremely comfortable to hold.