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There are pros and cons to both serrated and plain edged steak knives.  Steak enthusiasts claim that serrated knives tear at the flesh of the meat which causes all the flavorful juices of the meat to flow out of the meat and on to the plate.  A plain edged steak knife prevents this from happening.

Serrated knives are also hard to impossible to resharpen to their original factory condition.  Very few store bought sharpeners have the ability to sharpen serrated knives.   Even your local professional sharpeners most likely will not have the specialized equipment to sharpen serrated knives.  The micro serrations that you find on a lot of steak knives cannot be sharpened at all.  Plain edged knives can be resharpened much more easily.

Keep in mind though that you are most likely going to be cutting your steak on a ceramic plate.  Ceramic will dull a plain edged knife in no time.  A serrated knife will stay sharper much long than a plain edged knife even cutting on a ceramic plate.

Therefore, if you are a person who is comfortable frequently sharpening your steak knives, opt for the plain edge.  If you are like most people and avoid sharpening your knives at all costs, opt for the serrated.


For a limited time, we are offering the MinoSharp 440/GB hand held ceramic water sharpener with the purchase of the 8 piece, G-88/91 Global knife set.  This set includes eight of Global’s bestselling knives set forth below:

– G-9 Global 8.75 Inch Bread Knife

– G-3 Global 8.25 Inch Carving Knife

– G-4 Global 7 Inch Oriental Chef’s Knife

– GS-14 Global 6 Inch Serrated Utility knife

– GS-5 Global 5.5 Inch Vegetable Knife

– GS-3 Global 5.25 Inch Utility Knife

– GS-7 Global 4 Inch Paring Knife

– GSF-15 Global 4.5 Inch Paring Knife

As a gift with the purchase of this 8 piece set, you will receive a free MinoSharp Plus 440/GB.  The 440/GB is grey and black in color.  It comes with two different grit large ceramic sharpening wheels, a white rough grit wheel and a pink medium grit wheel.  The MinoSharp Plus is easy to use, quick and delivers a razor sharp edge.  The MinoSharp Plus box includes complete instructions for use.


After more than 25 years of selling Global knives, we have assembled the ultimate Global knife set.  We have individually selected each of the eleven knives that comprise this set.  We call it the SUPER set. It is great for both professionals and for those who aspire to be professionals.

This set includes everything you need for preparing the largest cuts of meat to the smallest fish.  It is great for slicing, dicing and chopping herbs, fruits and vegetables.

This is the only Global set in which there are both standard and heavyweight Global knives.  The heavyweight GF-33 8.25 Inch Chef’s Knife can be used for cutting large cuts of meat and whole fish while the G-48 7 Inch Santoku can be used for smaller cuts of meat and fish. The heavyweight GF-31 can be used for boning everything form a whole pig to a chicken.  You can put away your heavy European knives.  This set has it all.

This set contains the following Global Items:

– G-38/B Global 9.5 Inch Diamond Honing Rod

– G-9 Global 8.75 Inch Bread Knife

– G-3 Global 8.25 Inch Carving Knife

– GF-33 Global 8.25 Inch Heavyweight Chef’s Knife

– G-48 Global 7 Inch Santoku Knife w/Granton Edge

– GF-31 Global 6.25 Inch Heavyweight Boning Knife

– GS-14 Global 6 Inch Serrated Utility Knife

– GS-5 Global 5.5 Inch Vegetable Knife

– GSF-49 Global 4.5 Inch Utility Knife

– GS-38 Global 3.5 Inch Paring Knife

– GSF-46 Global 3 Inch Paring Knife

This set is a $1473 value sold exclusively at Sointu USA for $799.95.


For many, summer is synonymous with outdoor grilling, and there is nothing better than the flavor of a nice thick steak fresh off the grill.

Whether you are feeding the family or entertaining friends, it is important to have good, sharp steak knives.  For a limited time, we are offering two different sets of steak knives each with a savings of over 35%.  Both sets are 4 piece sets.  One is the Global GSF-4023 serrated steak knife set with a suggested retail price of $279 and a price of only $176 during this special.  As with all Global knives, these steak knives have Cromova 18 stainless steel blades and stainless steel handles. The other steak knife set on special is the gorgeous Tamahagane SN-4123 plain edged steak knife set with a suggested retail price of $469 and a price of only $299.95 during this special.  The Tamahagane steak knives feature a high carbon stainless steel blade and dark birch wooden handles.  The Tamahagane set also comes with a dark birch storage box.

For a discussion of the pros and cons of serrated steak knives vs. plain edged steak knives, please search “steak knives” in this blog to find an earlier blog covering that topic.

If you hurry you can get delivery of either steak knife set in time for your July 4th celebration with our free shipping.


Just in time for Father’s Day, we are offering a 5 piece set of Global knives for only $299.95.  This set has the same assortment of knives that are in Global’s number one selling knife block set for 12 years in a row.  The set consists of a 7″ Oriental Chef’s Knife, a 9 3/4″ Bread Knife, an 8 1/4″ Carving Knife, a 5 1/4″ Utility Knife and a 4″ Paring Knife.  The Oriental Chef’s Knife combines the best features of both a Chef’s Knife and a Santoku Knife.  The Bread Knife is perfect for cutting slider buns to large loaves of bread.  The Carving Knife is perfect for cutting large cuts of meat fresh off the barbeque.  The Utility Knife is great for all your summer fruits and vegetables and the Paring Knife is good for the small detail work.  Give your dad the perfect gift to make his summer grilling a true pleasure.


Check out our new pricing on all Global knife sets of 3 or more knives.  Even though we offer to beat any lower price by 5%, we rarely get requests to beat a lower price.  Therefore, we feel it is our duty to check the competition and be competitive.  In that spirit, we have lowered our set prices and challenge you to find a lower price.  Compare our prices before you buy.