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.