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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German no-stain steel blade
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Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this M20408 Genesis 8" forged carving knife.

Part of the Mercer Culinary's Genesis collection, this carving knife features an ergonomically designed handle comprised of Santoprene, a high performance material that feels soft and is comfortable to hold. The Santoprene handle will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures. Plus, it offers a nonslip grip for safety with extended use.

  • 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.

Taper Ground Edge

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.

Thick Bolster

Not only is it specially designed to resist rusting, corroding, and discoloration, it also has a thick bolster that provides strength, adds durability, and ensures optimal balance for a sturdy grip.

Perfect for Slicing and Carving Meats

This knife's long blade is perfect for slicing and carving poultry, roasts, and ham. Add it to your kitchen to ensure you and your staff have the proper tool to complete food preparation tasks effectively and efficiently.

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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.

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Mercer Genesis Carving Knives

These durable, forged Mercer Genesis carving knives are available in 8" or 10" lengths, with or without a Granton edge, and are perfect for carving and serving meats at your buffet or catering events! Watch our short video to learn more.

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Mercer Genesis carving knives are the durable, reliable solution to quickly cutting through your most frequently-used ingredients. These knives all come with full tang, carbon steel blades that are forged to maintain their sharp edges while standing up to extreme temperatures, food acids, and other corrosives. The handle is made out of Santoprene for a comfortable, no-slip grip, and a thick bolster at the base of the knife provides stability and balance. Mercer Genesis carving knives are available with 8" or 10" blades, and the 10" blades are available with granton edges for excellent performance. Every Mercer Genesis carving knife is NSF listed for easy cleaning and sanitizing.

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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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  • Blade Length: 8 Inches

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  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M20408 Genesis 8" Forged Carving Knife with Full Tang Blade

    4.9 stars from 11 reviews

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    Mercer has always been a recognized standard for kitchen cutlery and this knife embodies why they hold that position. This is truly a great product!
    not a bad economy carving / slicing knife. slices well straight out of the package but likely will need to be sharpened fairly open. seems like a great choice as a workhorse or communal knife.
    I love the Mercer line of knives! This one has become my new favorite and go to knife for everything. It is VERY sharp and not heavy like others.
    we been using a lot of different kinds of knife in our kitchen and i would have to say mercer makes really durable knifes. recommend to all chefs
    This Mercer M20408 Genesis 8" Forged Carving Knife with Full Tang Blade is so amazing. I purchased it for meat carving and cheating and it really works great! great grip and a really sharp blade. does a great job. worth every penny
    The weight and balance are spot on, Long and thin, this knife is perfect for cutting into meats and fish. Fantastic knife.A pleasure to use.
    The sharpest knife I have used and could not be more happy! This sliced right through a thick (approximately 1 1/4") piece of meat with no issue at all. We have been in the need of a good knife and this blew our expectation away. We will most definitely be ordering more knives from Mercer. You will not be disappointed.
    I use this knife all the time for larger pieces of meat, veggies and even bread. It gets the job done with ease. We use one of the cutting boards and these knives keep their sharp edge well.
    Love the size, a lot easier to handle than the long 11" slicing knive. Very controllable with a nice hefty handle. Comes super sharp and ready to cut.
    I purchased this 8" carving knife and a 3 1/2" paring knife last month - both Mercer Genesis collection. I am now purchasing several more sizes as I am so pleased with the quality. The knives are well balanced and just feel good in my hand. The handles have a nice grip (no slip). I highly recommend these knives.
    we are a true believer in the Mercer brand. and this knife is top notch like the rest of the brand. we use this at the buffet carving station. looks great always cleans great. and best part really holds the edge. great value price as well.

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