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  • Perfect for chopping and slicing fruits, vegetables, or meats in restaurant and catering kitchens
  • Granton edge for fast and fine cuts
  • High-quality, forged design
  • Full tang allows for elevated safety and reduced risk of injury
  • Three-layer, laminated hard carbon, VG-10 Japanese super-steel core blade
  • Rust-resistant
  • Delrin handle is made of crystalline plastic for low moisture absorption and chemical resistance
UPC Code: 765301909352

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Bring an authentic edge to your Asian kitchen with this Mercer Culinary M16150 MX3 7 1/4" San Mai VG-10 stainless steel santoku knife.

Created with superior quality and efficiency in mind, this knife is specially made for the busy, performance-minded professional. Known as a triple-use blade, this knife is ideal for slicing, dicing, and mincing vegetables and can be used on meats like poultry or ham. From tomatoes and onions to lamb chops and chicken, this knife will help you create smooth, accurate cuts every time!

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

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

Super-Steel Core Blade

Boasting three-layers of laminated hard carbon, the San Mai VG-10 Japanese super-steel core blade is rust-resistant and incredibly durable to withstand daily use. Whether you are chopping, slicing, or mincing fruits or vegetables vegetables, this knife's razor-sharp edge is sure to get the job done.

Ergonomic Handle

An ergonomically-shaped Delrin handle is made of crystalline plastic for low moisture absorption, chemical resistance, and maximum strength. This handle guides the razor sharp blade for superior performance.

Full Tang

The full tang design extends the blade the entire length of the handle for exceptional balance and strength. A full tang allows for elevated safety and reduced risk of injury for a safer, more reliable santoku knife.

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What is VG-10?
VG-10 is incredibly durable, high end stainless steel with a high carbon content that is made in Japan. This steel features 1% carbon content; which is double the carbon content of some other forged steel blades. VG-10 is commonly referred to as a "super-steel" material because of its overall strength and incredible edge sharpness. Additionally, it's about half the weight of German steel.
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.

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Mercer MX3 Knives

Featuring superior materials and a carefully crafted, ergonomic design, the Mercer MX3 series of knives is specifically engineered for professional chefs.

Place the blade of the knife on the flat surface with the edge facing away from your body. Flip the knife and wipe the other side of the blade as well. Dip the knife in the solution and then take it out. Using a cloth soaked in the hot water solution, scrub the blade of the knife. Do it very lightly to prevent scratches. After you have removed visible dirt from the blade of your knife, clean the handle with soapy water. Rinse the knife thoroughly under running water. Dry the knife by using a clean dishtowel. Wash kitchen knives immediately after using them so that the food does not dry on their blades. It is never accepted to place your knife in a drawer without a plastic guard. Make sure that knives lying on flat surfaces are never covered with towels or napkins. After handling a knife, lay it down in a clear area with the blade and point away from the body and away from the edge of the table or cutting area. A knife guard is a rigged plastic sleeve that fully encloses the blade. A glass knife block sits on the counter offering convenient access when working and when safely putting knives away. A magnetic bar is a wall mounted magnetic bar design to hold knives firmly in place.

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Grasp the knife by the handle allowing your thumb and index finger to rest on the blade for support. Before handling a knife, put a light to medium duty cut resistant glove on the hand opposite of the hand that holds the knife. The glove will stay on the hand until the knife has been cleaned and properly stored. Use the right knife for the right job. Keep it sharp.

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Mercer MX3 knives feature a VG-10 super stainless core and a Rockwell Hardness (HRC) value of 60 - 62. Razor sharp, these knives are comfortable to handle, thanks to the rounded spine and full tang of forged Japanese super steel. A 15 degree Japanese grind is built into each knife for a high-quality product. For maximum strength and reliability, the series is engineered with a triple-riveted, ergonomic design and a strong Delrin overmolded handle. Designed with professional chefs in mind, these knives provide superior results, and the San Mai style Triplex VG-10 steel ensures proper durability to withstand commercial use. They're even backed by a limited lifetime warranty, giving the invaluable tools the protection you want them to have. Mercer Culinary brings quality products into the commercial kitchen to keep you chopping, slicing, and dicing for years to come.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 12 Inches
Handle Dimensions:
  • Length: 4 3/4 Inches
Blade Dimensions:
  • Length: 7 1/4 Inches

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