I was really fascinated with this knife set’s handle. It had a dimpled handle on all of the knives. The knife set that I’m talking about is the Global 7-piece Ikasu Knife Block Set. The reason I decided to purchase this knife set is not because I needed a new one, it’s because I was getting bored with my Mercer Culinary knife set. Have I mentioned that the Global Knife set also comes with an Acrylic Knife Block that has Bamboo borders.
The Knives That You Will Get
This set will give a 3-inch Paring Knife, a 4.5-inch Utility Knife, a 5-inch Utility Knife, a 5.5-inch Nakiri Knife, an 8-inch Chef’s Knife and an 8-inch Bread Knife. As this was my first time using a Japanese Knife Set, I was curious to know the usage of a Nakiri knife which I later found out was excellent at slicing vegetables.
The Feel of The Knives
First, I would like to talk about the unique handle. The handle gives a great grip even when your hands are wet. The handles are filled with sand and also steel that has been hardened. The blade is made out of their special CROMOVA 18 high-carbon stainless steel which makes it much more durable. These features make these knives much more balanced.
Oddly enough, they stay sharper longer and they’re much easier to sharpen than my previous knife set. Even though it looks like a toy knife, it is super sharp so don’t mess around with these knives. I know it says it’s resistant to corrosion but I take the extra step to always dry my knives before storing them away.
If you like to experiment with kitchen knives or you happen to like using Japanese knives, I recommend you to try the Global 7-Piece Ikasu Knife Block Set. As a person who had only used German Knives, this knife set gave me a good impression towards Japanese Knives.
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