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  • German no-stain steel blade
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Mercer Genesis 3 1/2" Paring Knife

Mercer Genesis 3 1/2" Paring Knife

Peeling ingredients and detailing your presentations has never been easier than with the Mercer Genesis paring knife! This knife is made with a full tang carbon steel blade that is forged from durable metal to retain its sharp edge. In addition, this Mercer paring knife is designed to stand up to the stresses of everyday use, food acids, and extreme temperatures to deliver the best performance possible. The handle is also made of Santoprene for a soft and convenient grip, and a thick bolster adds outstanding stability and balance. The Mercer Genesis paring knife is NSF listed for easy cleaning and sanitation.

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The Mercer Genesis 3 1/2" paring knife is perfect for projects that require a more delicate touch. From something as simple as cutting small garnishes, to as intricate as de-veining shrimp, this knife is sure to please. Check out this video for more!

Paring Knives

Paring Knives

Perform all of your peeling, slicing, dicing, and other precision tasks with these commercial grade paring knives. They may be the smallest blades in a chef's arsenal, but they're also a vital part of the prep work done in any professional kitchen. We offer all sorts of different edge styles, blade types, and handle materials so you can find the right paring knives for your business. First, decide what kind of edge you want. A smooth edge is perfect for creating even slices of fruits and vegetables, while a serrated edge will make it easier to cut through tougher skin and rind. Next, consider your daily cutting tasks to determine which blade type is best for you. Curved models like bird's beak and spear point blades are great for peeling, while sheep's foot and straight blades are better suited for chopping. You can also pick out your optimal grip by checking out our selection of handles. Whether you need the reliable value of polypropylene, the luxurious look of rosewood, or the ultimate grip of santoprene, we've got you covered! Like many of our blades, these commercial paring knives are available in a variety of colors to help you stay organized and prevent cross contamination. For superior sanitation, many models are NSF Listed.

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Paring knives are essential for a chef – check out our versatile selection of paring knives today! We offer a variety of colors, handles, and blade edges to help meet the needs of any commercial kitchen.

Pickling Mercer-Style

Pickling Mercer-Style

Pickling is an easy time tested method for intensifying the sweet and sour ends of the flavor spectrum and in doing so escalating overall flavor. Pickled onions are an excellent example of this technique. To begin carefully remove the papery skin of your onion, in this case cipollini onions. Taking care not to be wasteful. After peeling slice the cipollini onions into thin rings. Remember once the onions are pickled they will lose a little bit of their volume. To pickle the onions you will need to heat up a sugar and vinegar mixture. We'll add some spices and aromatics for extra flavor. Combine all the ingredients for your pickling liquid turn it up to a boil an pour it over your sliced onions. The pickles will pick up strong sweet and sour notes from the sugar and vinegar. To intensify the color you can add a large slice of red beat to the mixture when it is hot.

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Pickling is an easy, time-tested method for intensifying the sweet and sour ends of the flavor spectrum, and in doing so, escalating overall flavor. In this video, Mercer shows you how to pickle onions and add a fresh touch to your dishes.

Garlic Paste

Garlic Paste

If you've spent any meaningful amount of time in the kitchen you have cooked with garlic it is one of the most versatile ingredients on earth. So versatile in fact that almost every cuisine on the planet uses it. Today well show you how to prepare smooth garlic paste. Begin by breaking apart the head of garlic. You can do this with your hands or with a knife if the head is very hard. Once you've freed the cloves carefully trim the root and then give it a tight pinch and twist an you will feel the skin loosen. Carefully use your paring knife to clean the skin away from the clove. Once the garlic cloves are all cleaned you usually need to remove the germ, as the garlic matures the germ in the center grows green and develops a bitter quality. Slice the clove in half and use the tip of your paring knife to easily remove the germ. To speed up the pace process mince your garlic into small even pieces. Start with tight horizontal cuts, then tight vertical cuts, and finally tight cross cuts. No need to dispose of the root end here. Mince it into the same size and proceed to the next clove. To turn the garlic into paste we'll use salt not only as a flavor enhancer but as an abrasive to grind the garlic mince into a smooth mash. Evenly season your garlic mince with salt. Then carefully use the side of your chef's knife to grind the salt garlic mixture into an even paste, it only takes a few minutes to turn your mince garlic into a homogenized mixture. The paste can be used in Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fries, Spanish marinades, Moroccan tagines, its applications are limitless

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Garlic is such a versatile ingredient that nearly every cuisine on the planet uses it (Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fry, Spanish marinades, etc.). Here, Mercer demonstrates the simple process of making your own garlic paste at home.

Blade Length 3 1/2 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Spear Point
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Santoprene
Style Forged
Type Paring Knives

Customer questions about this product

Can this knife be washed in a dishwasher?
No, hand washing with soapy water and sanitizer solution is always recommended. When placed in a dishwasher, the process will often rust and cause damage to the edges of the blade. For best results, please refer to the Cleaning Instructions guide for step-by-step details.
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Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this Mercer M20003 Genesis 3 1/2" forged paring knife. Each knife is designed with an ergonomic Santoprene handle to guide the one piece, fully forged, razor sharp blade for superior performance. It's perfect for creating intricate garnishes and precise cuts for elaborate presentations.

The Santoprene that comprises the handle is a high performance, soft material that offers a safe and comfortable non-slip grip for all day use. It will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils, and is able to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Additionally, this knife's high carbon, traditional German no-stain steel blade features hand-polished edges that are taper ground for superior stability, easy-honing, and long-lasting sharpness. It won't rust, corrode, or discolor. A thick bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip.

Blade Length: 3 1/2"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

Customer Reviews

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    Mercer M20003 Genesis 3 1/2" Forged Paring Knife with Full Tang Blade

    4.9 stars from 19 reviews


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    This paring knife is amazing. It's sharp and the handle is comfortable to hold. It's great quality, feels good in your hand. Overall great knife!

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    This paring knife is made very well and easy to handle. The size is great and fits the hand well, be cautious this knife is very sharp.

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    This is a wonderful little paring knife. It comes super sharp, and is easy to get a nice edge on it. I use it mostly for fruit carving, and it performs wonderfully.

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    Wow that is what comes to mind when i used these knifes for the first time. I did not know what to expect. but wow

    from NY PIZZA PIE LLC. Posted on

    I have loved all the shapes and sizes of Mercer knives I've purchased so far, and this is no exception. This Paring knife is small but has good weight to it. It will last for years and has been quite useful in coring loads of tomatoes. All Mercer knives are great for home or work use, I've loved all mine so much that I have the same knives for work and home so I am never without them.

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    I am very happy with this 3 1/2" paring knife. After using this and another Mercer knife for a few days, I want to throw out my old cutlery and replace them all with Mercer Genesis knives. Highly recommend.

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    The Mercer Genesis 3 1/2" forged paring knife is exactly what I anticipated: a very sharp blade, (be careful!). The length of the blade is just right for my use, and the knife has a very comfortable handle. I highly recommend this.

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    This is my favorite and least expensive multipurpose paring knife in my collection. The length of both the super-sharp blade and the tang/contoured handle (3-13/16") provides a good balance and control for peeling, slicing, and small intricate work like deveining shrimp and garnishing.

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    This paring knife is 3 1/2 inches which I think is a great size for a paring knife. Many paring knives come in a little smaller size but I get more use out of a 3 1/2 inch knife. As always, The Westaurant Store had the lowest price I could find. The comfortable rubberized grip and sharp blade allows for greater precision for delicate tasks. A must have in any kitchen.

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    I have other mercer knives and this one isn't much different from those. Made from quality steel and the knife has a nice weight to it for how small it is. Very sharp and great quality for the price!

    from One Dish Cuisine Posted on

    Mercer M20003 Genesis 3 1/2" Forged Paring Knife with Full Tang Blade. this is a very nice knife for the money you can't go wrong..

    from desalvo's Posted on

    After considering the multiple purchases required for the kitchen at my new place I didn't want to go overboard with high quality everything initially. Bought these as a stand-in but six months later they are still going strong and are my primary paring knife go-to.

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    The blade on this knife is forged, which was a nice surprise. The bolster and handle are joined in a way so there is no gap, which makes cleaning them a breeze. They are nicely balanced as well and are all around great knives.

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    Fantastic knife for the price! I cut myself twice in the first week because it is so much sharper than my other paring knives. I always reach for this knife first.

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    I see a lot of people dropping many dollars on paring knives without need. This is an awesome paring knife; good weight, great grip, and holds an edge.

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    What a great paring knife to have in any kitchen, whether at home or at a food service operation. It's great for small tasks that are too small for a chef's knife.

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    This pairing knife is great for cutting up garnishes and peeling potatoes! The blade is razor sharp and it holds its edge for months at a time! SO cheap too!

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    Everyone needs a paring knife in their kit. And this is the one to have!! Perfect for delicate operations such as fluting or a tourne potato.

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    This knife is very nice, the metal is very high quality, the handle is provably my favorite thing because it is as big as a chef's knife.

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