If you are looking for one good knife, or one knife to start off your Global Ni collection, the GN-009 is probably where you should start. As cook's knives, they can be used for most kitchen tasks, slicing, chopping and cutting and are the 'go to' knives in the Global Ni range.
This is the Global NI Series 16cm Oriental Cooks Knife. The Ni range features all of the things we have come to expect from Global knives; the unrivalled cutting edge, sleek distinctive design and impeccable balancing. But it is in the improvements in the Ni, designed by the original Global visionary Komin Yamada that make it truly one of the best range of knives around.
The GNM-09 is a specialist bread knife and really can only be used for this purpose. The GNM-09 was created as the original bread knife the GN-004 did not fit so well into some of the smaller blocks. The GNM-09 is comparable to the popular G-9 knife in the Global classic range and makes a fine addition to any set.
Global Ni produce 3 different sizes of vegetable knife. These knives all feature flatter blades designed to cut down through vegetables and give clean cuts. Choose between a GNM 08 - 16cm, GNM 07 - 15cm and GNM 06 - 14cm size. These knives are based on the popular G-5 and GS-5 Global classic vegetable choppers. These knives are more or less identical in shape to the cook's and santoku knives, so do consider these as alternatives. There is also a 14cm fluted vegetable chopper available in a 14cm size, the GNM-01.
The GNFS-01 has a fully forged blade with a flat handle similar to the GSF-15 in the classic Global series. The knife is small but strong to be used for all those little kitchen tasks, including cutting small fruits and peeling vegetables.