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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German no-stain steel blade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Mercer Genesis 5" Utility Knife

Mercer Genesis 5" Utility Knife

Built for convenience, durability, and reliability, the Mercer Genesis 5" utility knife is the perfect all-purpose solution to preparing your most popular ingredients. This utility knife comes with a full tang, carbon steel blade that effortlessly slices through vegetables, meats, and more while the durable construction stands up to everyday use, extreme temperatures, and acidic foods. The handle is made out of Santoprene for a comfortable, no-slip grip that chefs love, and a thick bolster in the base of the handle provides perfect balance. This Mercer Genesis utility knife is NSF listed for easy cleaning and sanitizing.

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The Mercer Genesis 5" utility knife offers unmatched versatility in the kitchen. It can take on all your peeling, paring, slicing, dicing, and carving jobs with ease. Check out this short video to learn more.

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.

Blade Length 5 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Straight
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Santoprene
Style Forged
Type Utility 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 M20405 Genesis 5" forged utility knife. Each knife is designed with an ergonomic Santoprene handle to guide the one piece, fully forged, razor sharp blade for superior performance. Whether you're dicing carrots, slicing potatoes, or cutting meats, this knife is perfect as an "in-between" tool for just about everything!

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: 5"

  • 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 M20405 Genesis 5" Forged Utility Knife with Full Tang Blade

    4.7 stars from 12 reviews


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    I purchased several Mercer knives for our church kitchen after reading reviews. I ended up purchasing several of these same knives for my home kitchen I loved them so much. They hold their edge and are really well balanced, and rival the other competitor knives. In fact, I reach for these over my more expensive knives every time.

    from St Anne Orthodox Church Posted on

    I have been using this knife for about a year. The edge has held up very well with normal sharpening. No discoloration of the blade. Very comfortable to work with. Have not ran in dishwasher, but I never do with my knives - even cheap ones. Very pleased with the Mercer Genesis line and will be filling out my set over time.

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    I have one employee that doesn't like chef knives as much as she likes paring knives, but as we all know, these two knives are not interchangeable. I highly recommend having a few of these on hand for those that do not have the best knife skills.

    from Cobleskill Auxiliary Services Posted on

    I received this utility knife after sampling and handling some of the expensive brands. The Mercer has a different gripping (a special polymer rubber) which feels perfect in your hand and gives absolutely nothing up to either the other expensive brands I tried. Most culinary schools and many chefs swear by these. Highly recommended.

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    Thanks to have this awesome mercer 5" utility knife easy to use very sharp cutting my lemons lime and cherry tomato this are quality knife yet ever

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    We've used this knife several times since purchasing. It's a good size for small to medium sized jobs. The blade size and nonslip grip are great for this size of knife. Sometimes we've found that handles are skimped on for smaller knives, but not so with this brand. Really pleased with it. This is the third Mercer knife we've bought and highly recommend them.

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    The Mercer Genesis series are fantastic knives. They have a nice balance and just feel good in your hand. I liked this 5" utility knife so much that I've ordered a second one.

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    This knife works well and holds a decent edge. The most notable feature of this knife is it's santoprene handle. It offers excellent grip both wet and dry. The bolster of the knife impedes sharpening and the issue will become more and more of a nuisance as more of the blade is sharpened away.

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    We love this knife! It is a light blade with a nice weight in the handle and the blade is super sharp. We have since bought extras to give as gifts for other home chefs. Another excellent product at an unbeatable price.

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    Amazing knife for cutting small veggies and other items. This and the Mercer Genesis 6" Forged Chef's knife with full Tang Blade are my "go-to" knives for pretty much everything. I don't think you can find better knives (quality, weight, sharpness) for the price

    from One Dish Cuisine Posted on

    Making easy work of this cucumber with my Mercer Genesis 5" utility knife!

    This Mercer Pairing knife is great to cut small fruits and to reach in all the small places ion your foods while preparing them. easy to handle and fits in any to go knife pouch. Always good to have.

    from Reds Cafe Posted on

    I can't say enough good things about the Mercer genesis line. Are they the best knives money can buy? No. Are they an incredible deal? Yes! There is a reason most culinary schools have students purchase these knives...value. If your looking for knives to throw around the kitchen and bang out prep, these are a great alternative to the more expensive brands/lines. At these prices they are practically disposable.

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