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 | Map Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
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