Yoshikin x PORTER – GLOBAL 25th Anniv. Collection

By - July 3rd, 2008

Yoshikin x PORTER   GLOBAL 25th Anniv. Collection

25 years ago, Japanese metal works company Yoshikin set out to redefine the professional cutlery market with the launch of GLOBAL, the first collection of knives in the world to have a fully integrated blade and handle.  Today, it not only counts legions of professional chefs and cooks as devotees, but fans from an unlikely source – the design community, who appreciate the GLOBAL’s simple aesthetics and functionality.

As commemoration of GLOBAL’s 25th annivarsery, Yoshikin along with Yoshida & Co., maker of PORTER bags, created a special merchandise – a cutlery case and tote bag set.  The cutlery case, which is lined with reinforced vinyl coating to prevent accidental punctures, has billets set for 3 knives and a cutting board.  While the tote bag is spacious enough to accomodate the cutlery case along with other tools of cuisine.  The tote also comes with a special metallic tag marking the the special 25th annviersary edition.

There are 2 versions of the GLOBAL 25th Annivarsery Collection available for purchase.  A stand alone version, which only includes the knive case and tote bag, will retail for JP¥ 34,650 (~US $326).  A deluxe version, which in addition to the knive case and tote, includes a cutting board plus a special 25th anniversary 3-knive kit, will retail for JP¥  49,350 (~US$ 464).  Limited to 250 units worldwide(100 stand alone version, 150 deluxe version), and only available through Yoshikin Flagship Store in Ropponggi district of Tokyo

Yoshikin Flagship Store
5-17-1 Roppongi, Axis Building 2F | Yoshikin x PORTER   GLOBAL 25th Anniv. CollectionMap
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan

> Yoshikin GLOBAL Knives

> Yoshida & Co. – PORTER

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