The Global SAI range

The Global SAI range is designed by Komin Yamada and is inspired by the Samurai Tradition of sword making. It was the first new range released by Global within 25 years.

The New Range Features:

– A razor- sharp double edged blade

– Three-ply blade construction is made from corrosion resistant, patented CROMOVA 18 SANSO material, comprising 3 layers of Stainless Steel.

The central layer, with the cutting edge, is made from CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel. This is hardened to a specific quality standard (a premium 58-59 degrees measured on the Rockwell Scale) and honed to a fine edge to give superior cutting performance. This cutting edge is sandwiched between two layers of slightly softer (SUS410) Stainless Steel, which assists in protecting the blade edge against chipping, rusting or staining.

– The unique convex shaped blade edge creates smoother cuts, requiring less energy to use.

– Perfectly balanced ergonomic handles are designed in the traditional bushido way of the Japanese Samurai.

– The precise 12.5 degree blade edge is hand polished to a mirror finish, for long lasting endurance.

– The unique thumb rest is ergonomically designed for both comfort and control, allowing for a safe and secure grip, without fatigue.

– Each knife blade is individually hammered by hand, designed to create texture and small air pockets between the knife and the food being chopped. Food will effortlessly drop to your chopping surface without sticking to the blade. This maximises your control for increased knife skills.

The SAI range features a multitude of blade shapes. Each of them has a unique purpose and some come in various sizes. This is to suit your exact comfort level, making certain your chosen knife feels at home in your hand.

The SAI Carving Knife 21 cm

should be used to slice thin cuts of any type of meat- Be it roasts, poultry, lamb or ham. The blade of the carving knife is thinner than a Chef’s Knife for more precise cuts of meat.

The SAI Cook’s Knife 14cm or 19cm

is a multipurpose knife, perfect for any kind of chopping, slicing, dicing or mincing. Great for preparing any meal, this knife can be used on both meat and vegetables.


One rave review of our SAI Cooks Knife says, “Once you have used one of these, you will wonder why you took so long to invest in a decent Chef’s Knife in the first place. You’ll also find yourself moaning about how truly terrible other knives are.”

The SAI Paring Knife 10cm and 9cm

is ideal for various smaller chopping jobs with fruits and vegetables.

This knife assists beautifully with peeling, skinning, precision slicing and anything that requires extra control for detailed cuts and garnishes. This is also your best friend when de-veining prawns, or removing small seeds. It is exceptionally sharp to start with, and is easy to sharpen so you can keep it that way.

The Santoku Knife 13.5cm and 19cm

Is also an all-rounder knife, an alternative to the Chef’s Knife. A Santoku knife has a thinner spine and straighter edge than a Chef’s Knife and has a flat, blunted shape to the blade tip. Originating in Japan, Santoku actually means “three virtues”, after the kitchen’s three most common food categories’- meat, fish and vegetables. It makes easy work of all of them, with a broad blade and an especially sharp cutting edge. It is the epitome of perfection where form meets function.

The SAI Utility Knife 17cm

is perfect for slicing, skinning, filleting and deboning cuts of meat and fish. The gentle bend of the flexible blade assists in cutting around bones, causing less damage to the meat. It is also ideal for slicing through delicate fruit.

The SAI Vegetable Knife 15cm and 19cm

is good for chopping fruit, meat, large root vegetables and large preparation jobs. The Japanese style square- tip Vegetable knife is also known as the Nakiri knife, and is another popular alternative to the Santoku style.

Not only is the Global SAI range stunningly beautiful to look at, and a pleasure to work with, but there is meaning behind the design too. Each knife handle of the range features seven dots. These are designed to represent the seven noble virtues of the Samurai’s code of honour: Integrity, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Honour and Loyalty. We think our work and passion echo these virtues, and we hope you take them further into your own kitchens, to keep a beautiful way of life alive.