Global Sai Chef's Knife

Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai-individually hand-hammered knives with one-of-a-kind character. Unifying function and design, this distinctive Japanese chef's knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose razor-sharp edge is ideal for a wide variety of everyday kitchen tasks, including mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing. The first new cutlery line produced by Global in more than 30 years, Sai blends the Japanese company's tradition of craftsmanship with modern technological advancements. Designer Komin Yamada pairs user-friendly organic designs with individually hand-hammered blades that make each knife unique. The knives combine three layers of steel: a core of patented, ultra-hard Cromova 18 Sanso stainless-steel alloy and two outer layers of more flexible 18/8 steel for added strength and resistance to rust. Professional-quality blades are ice-hardened and tempered to increase hardness, resist corrosion and maintain long-lasting sharpness. Each blade is hand-hammered to create hollow air pockets that reduce drag, allowing the blade to glide through food without sticking. 12.5-degree blade edge is mirror-polished by hand for exceptionally long-lasting sharpness. The perfectly balanced handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip. Iconic dots on the knife's hollow handle represent seven traditional Japanese virtues from the Samurai code of honor. Made in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
4.5 out of 5
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2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Global Sai Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
January 6, 2015
Would You Recommend? Yes
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As Sharp as You Want it
January 6, 2015
It's as sharp as it can get. Over time, it will get sharper as you keep sharpening it and just breaking it in. The knife and the chef will become one. This is the best range of knives for the price range in terms of quality, usability and a life-time of cooking!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Review 2 for Global Sai Chef's Knife
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
,New York
April 24, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great western style chef's
April 24, 2014
Recently purchased 7.5 incher along with a global classic carving knife, utility knife and a Shun classic Sumo Santoku. The ergonomics and weight of the Sai chef are phenomenal. Oddly, out of the box, the Sai was not as sharp as the global classics (and no where near the Shun) despite the more acute edge angle. A couple of hits on a ceramic steel got it scary sharp right quick tough. Haven't had the opportunity to put it through the ringer yet (onions and tomatoes only so far), but the knife feels bomb proof and guiding a fine cut is a breeze. Plus, it's darn good looking
Pros: Easy to Use, Balance, Strength, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Cons: required work out of the box