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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German no-stain steel blade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
UPC Code: 765301903275

Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this M20508 Genesis® 8" forged bread knife

Part of the Mercer Culinary's Genesis® collection, this bread 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.

Serrated Blade

This knife's serrated blade is perfect for protecting soft innards while effortlessly cutting through the tough outer skin of fruits, vegetables, breads, and meats. Use it to slice produce and fresh-baked bread or cut sandwiches in half. 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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Cut through tough foods with ease by using this Mercer Genesis 8" bread knife! Made with a slip-resistant handle and a corrosion-resistant serrated stainless steel blade, this bread knife is a safe and sanitary choice for your kitchen.

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Easily cut through bread and other tough foods with the Mercer Genesis bread knife! This knife features a full tang, carbon steel blade with serrations that effortlessly cut through bread. The metal used in the blade is designed to stand up to constant use while resisting food acids, extreme temperatures, and rust, and the edge is made for easy honing. In addition, the handle is made out of durable and comfortable Santoprene so that it comfortably fits your chef's hand, and a thick bolster at the handle's base adds balance and durability. The Mercer Genesis bread knife is NSF listed for easy cleaning and sanitization.

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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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M20508 Genesis® 8" Forged Bread Knife with Full Tang Blade

    4.9 stars from 19 reviews


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    knife bread cuts knives cut Mercer sharp great easy favorite
    This is a really good nice it has a great serrated blade on it cuts through the bread terrific very comfortable handling a really cool style
    Mercer knives are my favorite but this one in particular is just exceptional. I have never used a better bread knife. It actually cuts without having to saw at the bread or flatten it.
    We use these to cut our Pav ( bread ) for our food truck they are nice and long knives so you only need to make the cut one time and it will go through both of our breads at once.
    Another great knife. My husband loves tgis knife for cutting bread, bagels etc. Nicely balanced and easy to handle. Would recommend any of the knives they make
    This knife is excellent for cutting bread and sandwiches. The blade is firm and sharp and it stays sharp. This can be used everyday in any kitchen and it will last a long time.
    I've been so impressed with the quality and price of Mercer s forged full tang bread knife it has a solid sturdy feel to it but not heavy or bulky cuts extremely well thru breads, veggies and other food items
    Mercer makes a good knife, and this one is no exception. It has a nice heft to it, and the full tang means it will last a lot longer than other knives.
    We LOVE this knife. It is very well made and has become a go-to in our kitchen. We are very pleased with this purchase and even bought one for use at home.
    I was fed up with my bread knife when I came across this knife. I have so many good things about the Mercer brand bought I couldn't believe it until I saw it for myself. This knife cuts through bread effortless without sawing.. my cut bread no longer is in pieces but rather in one nicely cut piece.
    This bread knife is awesome! It cuts through bread with ease and not a lot of force like other knives. It has become my favorite and only bread knife I use now.
    We cut and toast bagels a lot. I've tried a number of different knives and this is by far my favorite bagel cutting knife yet! It cuts smoothly and accurately and is a great length for our use.
    I'm very happy with this serrated forged bread knife with gold hardware has a great way to it very comfortable handle and it is nice and sharp and not uncomfortable using it at all
    Gotta say, I have never had such a sharp, perfect bread knife. I gotta say, these are my favorite knives. I purchased these for our church kitchen because of the price and the reviews, and then purchased a few for my home. I have other brands at home, and I consistently reach for the Mercers over any of these others. They hold their edge, are extremely sharp, and well balanced. I simply make sure that I use my hone on them before each use. Can't beat these knives for the price!!
    Excellent bread knife from Mercer Genesis knife line it cuts through bread with ease and at an incredible price forged steel and a tacky sure grip santoprene handle
    This knife is fantastic. You truly can cut through a loaf of bread without squishing it or it tearing all apart. It cuts smooth as butter. I also use this knife to cut cheese for parties. It is so easy to get through and will not harm the knife. Absolutely love it.
    I bought a lot of these knifes. 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
    Love to have this mrcer barnde 8" breade knife easy tonuse easy to cut bread very sharp the handle was really good and handy awesome
    This mercer bread knife is so cheap and great to have in the chef's tool box. We do a lot of crostini's at my hotel in banquet, so it gets old using the companies knives to slice 10 baguettes at a time. This knife glides through the product and is worth every penny!
    This knife was suggested to me in place of a Merckens Knife and I decided to try it. I am very pleased with it. I have tried both now and like both the same. Thanks for the savings.

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