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

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Bring the professional quality you demand to your commercial kitchen with this Mercer M20608 Genesis 8" forged chef knife.

One of the most basic yet crucial hand tools in the kitchen is the chef knife, so make sure you're equipped to handle busy day-in day-out operation by purchasing the right one. This high-quality knife is ready for a lifetime of chopping, dicing, mincing, or slicing fruits, vegetables, and proteins.

  • 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.

Santoprene Handle

The Santoprene handle material 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.

Razor Sharp Blade

This knife's 8" 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.

Forged Design

Thanks to the forged design, this knife has a thicker, heavier blade that is stronger and better balanced than traditional stamped knives.

Heavy-Duty Bolster

A thick bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip.

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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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Mercer Genesis 8" Chef's Knife

Add durability and safety to your commercial kitchen with the Mercer Genesis 8" forged chef’s knife! It’s NSF Listed and comes with a long-lasting santoprene handle that stands up to kitchen oils and high heat for a non-slip grip.

Add durability to your kitchen knife set with the Mercer Genesis 8" forged chef's knife. This versatile chef knife is designed with an ergonomic Santoprene handle to offer a safe, comfortable, non-slip grip that will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils or extreme temperatures. This chef’s knife also features a high carbon, stainless steel blade that features hand-polished edges for easy-honing and long-lasting sharpness. If you’re looking for a well-balanced, durable, and safe knife for your commercial kitchen, the Mercer Genesis 8” chef’s knife is a perfect, affordable option.

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Mercer Genesis Chef's Knives

Ideal for chopping, dicing, and mincing, Mercer Genesis chef’s knives provide quality, safety, and sanitation! To hear more about the great features of these knives, check out our short video.

Trust Mercer Genesis forged chef’s knives to cut through any ingredient you need for your most popular dishes. These knives are all forged with carbon steel blades that are made to maintain a sharp, precise edge. Available with 6", 8", 9", and 10" blades, Mercer Genesis knives are designed to stand up to everyday use while resisting extreme temperatures, acidic kitchen oils, and rust. They also come with a Santoprene handle that makes them easy to hold and use, and a thick bolster in the end of each tang ensures a strong, sturdy grip. Every Mercer Genesis chef's knife is ideal for chopping, dicing, and mincing, and they're all NSF listed.

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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. In this video, Mercer shows you how to pickle onions and add a fresh touch to your dishes.

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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Blade Length 8 Inches 8 Inches 8 Inches 8 Inches 8 Inches 8 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Straight Straight Straight Straight Straight Straight
Dishwasher Safe - Yes - - - Yes
Edge Style Smooth Smooth Smooth Smooth Granton Smooth
Handle Color Black White Black Black Black Black
Handle Material Santoprene Polypropylene Santoprene Santoprene Santoprene Fibrox
NSF Listed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Style Forged Stamped Stamped Forged Forged Stamped
Type Chef Knives Chef Knives Chef Knives Chef Knives Chef Knives Chef Knives
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  • Blade Length: 8 Inches

Customer Reviews

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    Mercer M20608 Genesis 8" Forged Chef Knife with Full Tang Blade

    4.8 stars from 18 reviews


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    Talk about a reliable brand! Mercer blades are my go-to for any size/type. They are sturdy, easily resharped and even look great with the different color options. I don't think I will ever stop using their knives!

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    I received this exact knife in my kit when I went to culinary school and so when I needed an additional knife it was a no-brainer of which type I was going to get. This was the best price that I could find anywhere. The textured soft grip is comfortable and doesn't slip from your hands. The blade holds an edge well with regular maintenance. I highly recommend this particular knife and this brand.

    from Katie's creative baking & dessert catering Posted on

    go to knife for most of my chefs simple knife and so useful for everything from cutting and prepping veggies to meat to seafood great knife to have

    from Yamato Posted on

    This knife is hands down the best I've ever used! No more crushing my tomatoes or bread, this thing will even cut raw sweet potato with ease. Every kitchen needs at least one good knife and this one is mine.

    from Krods Kitchen Posted on

    I bought a lot of these knifes. I love everyone of them. 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

    These knives use the same quality steel as other expensive brands. Do yourself a favor and simply get these instead at a quarter of the price. They are, however, thinner on the spine, and will require more frequent steeling. I enjoy steeling my knife anyways so this is hardly a problem.

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    Love my chef's knife for the many times I have to chop up lettus, cukes, carrots, onions, peppers. I use it daily and wouldn't be with out this knife

    from work Posted on

    Good awesom quality mercer 8" forged knife this the vest knife that i use personaly to my catering sercvices nice and sharp sturdy forged knife

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    This is a great working-chef knife. It holds an edge for a decent amount of time and has a solid weight to it. The handle is comfortable and easy to hold even when wet.

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    Love this chef's knife. We keep one in our office kitchen for everyday use and it's perfect. Also have one at home for personal use.

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    An excellent, multi-purpose knife that is backed by the no-activation-required limited lifetime warranty. The good weight distribution and razor-sharp blade allow the knife to do most of the cutting chores without much effort. The long bolster offers not only weight and balance, but also acts as a finger guard. The signature Mercer-Genesis-logo-riveted, contoured handle provides solid, strain-free grip. The overall length of the knife is 13-1/8"; the handle is 4-7/16". Kudos again to WebstaurantStore for making this and other knives in the Genesis Series affordable to own.

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    This is a great basic chef's knife. I have been using a knife from a cheap set for awhile and have been wanting to get a new one. I finally ordered this knife and it's actually enjoyable to cut now, and I'm not crushing my herbs. It has nice balance, a comfortable grip, and comes very sharp. For the price, this knife is an awesome deal.

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    I love this knife! It's a perfect length for me and is SUPER sharp. I really like the grip handle too. It makes it easy to cut when you have wet hands.

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    Here is a size comparison to an average lemon. Cuts like butter, obviously :)

    I'm a culinary student and this is the chef knife I was given per my degree. In the middle of my last quarter it was stolen so I am now needing to replace it.... The knife is so good and easy to use i'm replacing my stolen one with the exact same copy!

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    This chef knife was part of the knife set given to us at culinary school. Great for young cooks that are starting new in a kitchen.

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    this is a great knife that is well worth its price. it is very good quality and it is very sharp. i would recommend this to all

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    Got these knifes with my knife kit. They are excellent for beginners! The bolster is sturdy, and it chops through lobster shells! Perfect for a Christmas gift.

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    This is a great knife for a beginner. It was my first when i went to culinary school. Its very durable and easy to keep sharp.

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