Global Sai Vegetable 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 prep knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose wide shape and razor-sharp edge make it a natural for cutting fresh vegetables and herbs. Multipurpose knife for mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing fresh produce. Like a cleaver, the wide blade is also great for scooping prepped ingredients into your work bowl or pan. 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.
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Review 1 for Global Sai Vegetable Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
zeroteque
,Baltimore
,MD
Baltimore, MD
March 14, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great for more than just veggies
March 14, 2014
This nakiri (vegetable) knife is great, especially in my vegan kitchen, where for at least two meals a day I'm slicing, chopping, etc. fruits and veggies. I initially started off with the 8" gyuto (chef) knife from the SAI line and absolutely love both. I could tell from the moment I placed one in my hand that no other knife at W-S felt quite the same. They are balanced perfectly, feel great in the hand, and cut beautifully.
Sure, they're expensive, but considering the knife will literally last you for the rest of your life it's not a bad investment.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
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Review 2 for Global Sai Vegetable Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
KristiKim
,Lakefield
,MN
February 1, 2014
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Amazing knife
February 1, 2014
Well worth the money. I bought the 5 1/2" version, which is actually larger than I thought. I think I would only need the 7 1/2" knife if I were cutting through large butternut squashes or pumpkins on a daily basis. I am a gourmet cook and vegan, therefore I do tons of chopping and slicing. I have a set of very nice Wusthof knives but they can't even compare with this knife. Right off I chopped up sweet potatoes and was amazed at how easily this knife glides through and the little dimples prevent the cut pieces from sticking,which sweet potatoes are very prone to do. I had cut onions, finely diced garlic, chives, carrots and celery and had not even honed the knife yet after all that it easily sliced through somewhat soft Campari tomatoes. The knife is balanced and has some weight to it, which I love. This knife lived up to the hype.
Pros: Durable, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Size, Strength, Versatile, Shape, Weight
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KristiKim
Posted March 14, 2014
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An 8" chefs knife seems really large. I guess if you were dissecting really large things such as jackfruit a lot maybe you would need the 8". I have the 5 1/2" and other than using my Wustof paring knife I use the Global Sai vegetable knife exclusively. Thinking of getting a smaller paring knife, my other Wustof knives are now pretty much unused. Still very impressed with this knife.
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zeroteque
Baltimore, MD
Posted March 12, 2014
Vegetable vs Chef?
Thanks for this review! I'm a vegan as well and have the Global SAI 8" Chef Knife, which I absolutely love. Do you think the vegetable knife would be better suited to anything that a chef's knife can't handle for our vegan cooking needs? Thanks.
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