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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
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Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this M20606 Genesis 6" forged chef knife.

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

Versatile Design

This knife's versatile design provides excellent control when chopping, dicing, mincing, or slicing fruits, vegetables, and meats. 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 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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Mercer: How to Clean and Store Knives

Watch this video to learn how to clean and store knives.

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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Mercer: Knife Handling

Watch this video to learn how to properly hold a knife

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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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: 6 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M20606 Genesis 6" Forged Chef Knife with Full Tang Blade

    5.0 stars from 12 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Stronger than most knives. Very rigid and stiff, which is amazing on vegetables, and works like a really big pairing knife. This is exactly the kind of job I needed it for and it functions perfectly! Another hit from Mercer.

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    This knife is well made and heavy weight. It is very sharp and it cuts easily. The blade is firm and it stays sharp for a long time. This a great knife for any kitchen.

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    This knife is the perfect size for smaller items/tasks. It makes quick work of slicing and dicing and the non-slip grip is very comfortable to use.

    from Cline Kitchen Posted on

    This knife is the perfect size for smaller items/tasks. It makes quick work of slicing and dicing and the non-slip grip is very comfortable to use.

    Mercer has exceptional knives this forged 6 inch Genesis is awesome for smaller jobs razor sharp great price incredible handle grip I would recommend this to a pro or home chef

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    You won't find a better forged 6 inch knife for the kitchen than this Mercer Genesis ,outstanding quality and price the santoprene handle is top notch

    The knife is very balanced in my hands and sharp right out of the box. The blade holds an edge very well and is easy to sharpen when needed.

    from NY PIZZA PIE LLC. Posted on

    Mercer Genesis 6 inch chef knife is my absolute favorite knife it has an excellent handle the perfect length a very sharp edge and awesome balance highly recommend this knife Mercer is the best !

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    This knife is very well balanced and has a great feel in your hand. The blade is extremely sharp and holds an edge well. The price awesome I would highly recommend it.

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    Loved my Genesis 8" knife so much that I purchased the 6" Mercer chef's knife too. They are both good knifes and used almost every day where I work.

    from work Posted on

    This is a great knife! We bought it for our personal use, and have used it daily since purchasing. It's heavy enough to do the tough jobs, but it doesn't fatigue you to use it. The size is just right, blade doesn't have watermarks after washing, and it's extremely sharp!

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    This line of knives from Mercer are very exceptionally priced for the quality they deliver! I currently own the Genisis 8" Chef's Knife and the Genesis 8" Usuba, both are perfectly balanced with solid weight which creates a wonderful hand feel and delivers great stability while making cuts. I use these knives for pretty much everything on a daily basis and have yet to find any complaints. While exceptionally sharp out of the box, they are also very responsive to sharpening and honing after continuous use making them just like new again. These knives are real work horses and are very reasonably priced. I DEFINITELY recommend this line of knives to anyone who needs a comfortable, sharp, and durable utility knife that is perfect for home or commercial use!

    from Cebo Posted on

    My wife loves this mercer 6 inch forged chef knife. It has a super great quality and razor sharp edge for commercial use. I highly recommend this knife.

    from TKNY Capital, LLC Posted on

    I ordered this knife a few days ago and it just arrived. It has immediately become my "go-to" knife! The handle has a solid weight to it and it cuts like a dream. I will definitely be ordering more and trying other knives from the same product line. Great job Mercer!

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