Begin your cutlery collection or add to it with the Global SAI 3-Piece Knife Set. It includes the Global SAI 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife, and 7.5-inch Santoku Knife.
The paring knife is an essential tool to handle smaller cutting tasks, such as peeling, coring, and pitting. The utility knife has a narrow, straight blade and sharp tip to handle detail work, along with slicing and chopping. The Santoku knife slices, dices, and minces.
The Global SAI collection was created by industrial designer Komin Yamada in honor of the Samurai sword making tradition. The blades are constructed from a CROMOVA 18 steel core, surrounded by layers of 18/8 stainless steel for added strength and stain-resistance. The blades are ice tempered and hardened for superior edge retention. The 12.5-degree cutting edge is mirror-polished by hand, with a convex edge that stays sharper longer. The blades are hand-hammered to create small hollows that form air pockets when cutting, so food falls away from the blade and does not stick. CROMOVA 18 stainless steel is proprietary to Global. It includes a higher percentage of carbon than Western knives for greater strength and durability. It also includes a higher percentage of chromium than Western knives for greater stain resistance. Vanadium offers durability and wear resistance, and molybdenum offers hardness and corrosion resistance. The ergonomic, stainless steel knife handles are filled with sand to ensure they are perfectly weighted and balanced. The handles feature a thumb recess for a safe and secure grip, and seven dots to represent the seven virtues of the Samurai.