This September we invited some of our fabulous retail customers to the beautiful Langham Hotel in London, to celebrate the launch of a whole host of new products.

During the day, our guests took part in a cookery class in the dream kitchen at Sauce by The Langham. It was a great way for customers to get to grips with the new Global G-106 Kiritsuke Knife that we’ve just introduced. We’d also love to say it gave us the opportunity to improve our cooking skills. Sadly however that wasn’t the case.

We cooked up a storm (well tried to) of a Fillet of Beef with Isle of Wight Panzanella Salad & Basil Pesto for mains. Then for dessert a Valrhona Chocolate Fondant with Poached Cherries & Crème Fraiche was attempted. Some succeeded, however many ended up looking like chocolate lava. The main thing to note is that everything was delicious. Luckily it was only our Sales Director Tom Basford who got on the wrong side of the super sharp Global knife ending up with a slight cut, so we are taking that as a good result. Despite the mishaps, the dishes went down a treat and everybody had a great day.

Tasting time in Sauce Cooking School at the Langham

After our self-prepared lunches a selection of customers were shown around our brand-new Cutlery Showroom located in the basement level of our Santoku shop on Great Portland Street, Marylebone. It was the perfect moment for our customers to get better acquainted with our new ‘Rivers Range’ of 18/10 3.5mm Gauge Cutlery  - 10 exciting new collections named after the rolling rivers which form the main geographical features of our own home county of South Yorkshire. 

Global Knives
As we are the UK Distributors for Global Knives, it was the perfect opportunity for our customers to get up close and personal with a new range of Global products. We've just launched a range called the ‘Little Essentials’, the concept being that they include all the GS knives needed for pretty much any kitchen task. Sure, there's probably one or two things that this great range cannot achieve, however we're sure there is a knife within the 200 or so other Global knives that would do the trick.

Little Essentials comprises of a range of twelve small knives, each with specific characteristics that work together to form a comprehensive versatile knife set. Included in the set are four brand new knives, the GS-108/SC 12cm Utility Scalloped Blade, GS-108/HSE 12cm Half Serrated Steak Knife, GS-108/UT 12cm Utility Plain Blade and a GS-108/SE 12cm Utility Serrated Blade. These are all offered with the G-88/4003 in-draw knife dock which brings the ideal storage solution to these small kitchen knives.

The Global Knives Little Essentials Range 

Secondly Global have introduced two new wooden knife storage solutions, which is a new direction from their traditional steel offerings.

The Hikaeme 6pce In-Drawer Knife Set includes 5 best-selling knives all housed in a beautiful beechwood storage unit. The name Hikaeme translates to "humble, moderate and reserved" in Japanese, so if you want to be humble and hide your knives safely from view, then this is the ideal storage solution.

The ideal in-drawer storage solution for your Global Knives 

This set contains a G-2 20cm Cooks Knife, G-102 14cm Vegetable Knife, G-97 20cm Bread Knife, G-103 15cm Utility Knife and a G-104 10cm Paring Knife. This set ensures you have a knife for every occasion and the handles have been specially designed to look the same.

Global’s new Takashi 8pce Knife Block Set comes complete with a convenient storage solution in the form of an attractive beechwood block. Takashi means- Ambition, Esteem, Honour so if you hold your Global Knives in Esteem – this could be the block for you.

An attractive and stylish countertop storage option

The set contains a G-2 20cm Chef’s Knife, G-97 20cm Bread Knife, GS-60 15cm Utility Knife, GS-5 14cm Vegetable Knife, GSF-22 11cm Utility Knife, GSF-15 8cm Peeling Knife and the GKS-210 Kitchen Scissors.

The choice between the two sets has led to the tag line ‘Which WOOD You Choose?’ which obviously we are very proud of.

Finally, Global have introduced a special edition Kiritsuke Knife. With only 500 of these currently produced, it was a product that was in demand. This versatile knife can be used to perform most of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto or Chef’s Knife, but also those of the Nakiri and Sujihiki. It has less curvature than the typical Gyuto, making it less suited for “rocking action chopping” but perfect for a “push and pull” cutting action.

The limited edition Kiritsuke Knife

The tip of the blade is particularly suitable for fine dicing and chopping. This limited-edition knife was used in the cooking class earlier that day, and our customers were able to take it home in a goody bag (carefully packaged as we didn’t want any more accidents) for their own personal use.

Katana Saya
Our customers were also shown the latest additions to Grunwerg’ s Katana Saya range of kitchen knives. These knives feature exceptionally high-quality VG-10 Damascus Steel blades, inspired by Japanese knife making traditions.

Following on from the Katana Saya Olivewood, Pakkawood and Elements, the last two developments are our Katana Pearl and Katana Tiger collections.

Gorgeous knives you'll be proud to display 

The Pearl features beautiful abalone shell inspired handles whilst the Tiger offers a striking tiger handle print design. The Tiger is the latest addition to the range and was created in commemoration of the Chinese Year of the Tiger (2022 – 2023) which symbolises courage and strength, a spirit we believe is a necessity in any household. The eye-catching tiger patterned handles also bring a touch of the wild to your kitchen.

Change your stripes in the kitchen 

To finish off  we all headed back to the Langham Hotel for a delicious dinner and plenty of wine. All in all it was a perfect day and evening surrounded by great company, fantastic food and the chance to discover all the new products we've been working on here at Grunwerg.

26 October , 2022