Global Knife Blocks & Knife Block Sets. An ideal way to start your Global collection or even the perfect gift. Manufactured by Yoshikin in Niigata, Japan, using exclusive CROMOVA 18 high carbon stainless steel. Superior razor sharp edge ground steeply to a point on an acute angle holding a sharper edge for longer. Precisely balanced hollow sand filled handle. Smooth contours and seamless construction, eliminates food or dirt traps offering the ultimate safety and hygiene. Excellent stain resistance and edge retention.