The new Global UKON knives range is available at Lawsons.  Featuring thicker blades for enhanced performance and a knife edge that is 10% sharper than ever before, Global have created this innovative new range that meets the ever changing needs of home and professional chefs everywhere.

Global Receive Iconic Status

The UK Housewares Industry awarded Global Knives Iconic status at their recent prestigious ceremony. It was a fantastic way to finish 2020 and celebrate what marked the 35th anniversary of the Global launch. This new range of kitchen knives comes from the evolution of the classic collection that is adored and cherished in kitchens throughout the country. Global has taken on board the requirements of present-day cooks and chefs to bring us the UKON collection that boasts both design and innovation.

The Story Behind UKON

Derived from Japanese legend, Ukon has many different positive connotations in Japanese legend. Ukon was a poetess from the mid-Heian period, in the 10th century. She became one of the thirty-six immortals of poetry. Later on in the 16th century, Takayama Ukon (a Samurai warrior) fought against anti-religious sentiment for which he was awarded a sainthood for in 2017.

We really enjoyed reading of the ‘Tachibana No Ukon’ which refers to the mandarin tree that was symbolically planted on the right hand side of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. On the left hand side is a Cherry Blossom Tree known as the ‘Sakura No Sakon’. Together they balance each other and are said to replace the Samurai guards who used to stand on duty there to protect the Emperor. The guards were deemed unnecessary during the times of peace.

What Does This Collection Have To Offer

The UKON knife sets follow the same exceptional standards that are expected from the classic Global name. Constructed from the best Cromova 18 Stainless Steel, this collection 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 offer perfect balance and are designed with an ambidextrous thumb rest that sits closer to the blade for excellent control and cutting efficiency. The underside of the handle features GLOBAL's trademark indentations, making UKON knives fantastically comfortable and easy to hold.

  • THICKER BLADE - Constructed from the highest quality stainless steel - providing exceptional performance
  • 10% SHARPER - Precise grinding and finishing work, 10% sharper cutting edge straight out of the box
  • AMBIDEXTROUS - suitable for left and right handed use with an ambidextrous thumb rest that suits close to the blade for additional comfort and control
  • DUAL SURFACE - Smooth and textured hollow handles for a comfortable, well balanced hold

UKON Knives At Lawsons

We are delighted to bring you this fantastic new range of Japanese knives and that’s why many are available at a discounted introductory price.  The Global UKON knives collection includes paring knives, bread knives, carving knives and Santoku knives to name but a few.  We are so impressed by the quality of these products that we have to share them with you.  You can browse the full UKON Knives range here. 

Global Ukon Bread Knife 22cm Blade GU-03

Global Ukon Chefs Knife 20cm Blade GU-01

Global Ukon Vegetable Knife 14cm Blade GUM-10

We understand that everyone’s preference is different but when it comes to Global, their UKON knives are sure to suit all tastes and requirements. Award winning status and quality that just cannot be beaten.