The Global SAI Santoku knife is a really big powerful knife suited for the 3 ways of Sanoku, slicing, dicing and mincing. The SAI-03 is one of the heavist Santoku knives in the Global range. It is really good for chopping vegetables as it has quite a flat profile, but can be used as well for slicing meat. As the knife is so heavy it is a lot stronger than standard Global knives and will take a lot of punishment. A smaller version of the Santoku knife is available as the SAI-M03, at 13.5cm is brilliant for smaller veg.
The blades themselves are sharpened to a 12.5 degree edge, which has been mirror-polished by hand for extra-long lasting sharpness. The handles as with all Global Knives are hollow and weighted; the handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and comfortable grip. The seven dots on the handles are designed to represent the seven noble virtues of the Samurai’s code of honour: Integrity, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Honour and Loyalty. Global SAI sit as Global's premium knife range with superior cutting performance and edge retention.