The Sakura 3-Piece Knife Set is an ideal way to start your Global knife collection. It contains 3 kitchen essentials that you cannot live without, the GU-01 20cm Chef’s Knife, the GUS-24 15cm Utility Knife and the GUF-30 9cm Paring Knife.
The Global GU-01 20cm Chef's Knife is a versatile all-purpose blade that excels at every cutting task you can think of in the kitchen. The Global GU-01 is great for chopping vegetables, meat and fish, and it can also be used to finely chop herbs or peel garlic. Whatever the task, slicing, dicing, chopping or mincing, you can rely on this Chef’s Knife to perform every time. The Global GUS-24 15cm Utility Knife is great for chopping smaller foods such as shallots, avocado and cheese. This multiskilled knife shares many qualities of a chef’s knife but is well suited to working with smaller food items, allowing for more precise, delicate cutting work. The GUS-24 Utility Knife is also useful as a small carving knife. The Final Piece in the set is Global GUF-30 9cm Paring Knife which is a must-have tool for any professional chef. It can be used for a wide variety of kitchen tasks from simple slicing and light peeling, to skilled intricate work. The small, forged blade makes the knife extremely robust and great for hand peeling, precision cuts and garnishing. It is also useful for deveining shrimp or removing seeds.
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% 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.