Begin your cutlery collection with the essentials in the Global SAI 7-Piece Knife Block Set. This stainless steel block comes with the Global SAI 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5.5-inch Chef's Knife, 6.5-inch Bread Knife, 7.5-inch Vegetable Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, and 9-inch Bread Knife.
The paring knife is an essential tool to handle smaller cutting tasks, such as peeling, coring, and pitting. The chef's knives can mince herbs, dice vegetables, and slice through thick rinds and large cuts of meat. The vegetable knife is ideal for slicing and dicing all types of vegetables. The bread knives slice through crust without compressing the loaf. The block protects knife blades while safely storing cutlery.
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.