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GLOBAL Knives Appoints SCANPAN USA Inc. as its Exclusive Distributor for the United States

(Rancho Dominguez, Calif., August 28, 2012) In an exciting move that promises to increase sales and broaden distribution of its classic Japanese- made GLOBAL knives, Master Cutlery, who holds the worldwide rights for Yoshikin GLOBAL Knives, has appointed SCANPAN USA Inc. as its exclusive distributor for the United States.

The appointment will see the Los Angeles-based company distribute not only the signature classic GLOBAL knives but also market the Mino Sharp group of cutlery sharpeners together with the more traditional Bunmei Japanese knives.

“Changes in the way we distribute and serve our customers need to be made as we prepare to launch our latest GLOBAL addition – GLOBAL SAI,” said Mr. Mino Tsuchida, President of Master Cutlery.

GLOBAL SAI is the next generation of GLOBAL innovation and will feature CROMOVA 18 SANSO steel consisting of 3-ply blade material with CROMOVA 18 at the center core, which is then sandwiched on either side by a softer SUS-410 stainless steel. The center blade boasts a Rockwell hardness of 58-59 degrees. To set the design as distinctive and functional, Yoshikin’s head designer, Komin Yamada, has called upon his 25 years of knife craftsmanship to deliver a stunning new design that incorporates an ergonomic thumb rest to ease the cutting motion along with a hammered finish known as Tsuchime on the blades. GLOBAL SAI will be available by the end of this year.

About GLOBAL Cutlery USA:
GLOBAL Cutlery USA, a division of SCANPAN USA Inc., is the exclusive U.S. distributor of GLOBAL knives made in Japan. In the tradition of the Samurai sword, GLOBAL knives are produced of the highest stainless steel quality by Japanese craftsmen. GLOBAL is known worldwide for their perfectly balanced, lightweight kitchen knives and ergonomic handles with the signature dimpled pattern.