Mercer Culinary M20608 Genesis® 8" Forged Chef Knife with Full Tang Blade
Other Available Sizes:
- Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
- German no-stain steel blade
- Thick bolster provides strength and adds durability
- Great for chopping, dicing, mincing, or slicing
- 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.
This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.
Hand Wash Only
To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.
"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…"Read More Reviews
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.
Thanks to the forged design, this knife has a thicker, heavier blade that is stronger and better balanced than traditional stamped knives.
A thick bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip.
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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.
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.
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1 out of 1 found this review helpfulI've owned my Mercer chef knife for almost 10 years now and use it almost daily in my home kitchen. The quality and weight of the knife has always felt more comfortable for me than a lot of the other knives I've owned and now I purchased a few more Mercer knives including a longer boning and a bread knife too. It's still able to hold an edge after a long time and there is plenty left to last another two or three decades of home use.
1 out of 1 found this review helpfulDecent worker bee knife that is good for every day tasks. Did dull quickly so be ready to hit it with a sharpener pretty soon after purchase.
1 out of 1 found this review helpfulI cannot function in the kitchen without my Mercer knives. The 8" Chef Knife is the one I use more than any other. The length is great for just about any type of slicing and I have found that while it does require occasional sharpening, it holds it's edge nicely.
1 out of 1 found this review helpfulFirst, I'd like to correct an error in the description- as you can see in the pictures, the handle is a comfortable, soft, slip-resistant molded santoprene which completely encases the rat-tail tang of the knife. It does not have a full tang, nor does it have riveted handle scales (which are what's found on knives with full tangs). At one point, a full tang with a triple riveted handle was considered the best. With modern technology, that is no longer the case, and many actually prefer molded santoprene for comfort, slip resistance and durability. I believe what is meant in the ad copy is that the bolster is fully webbed (the bolster's web, sometimes called a quillon or finger guard, runs down the full length of the choil). The web is a part of the knife's bolster, not part of the tang. Mercer also makes forged knives with an abbreviated bolster web, which facilitates sharpening (item 470M21078), as well as the Renaissance line, which has a triple-riveted full tang handle and a webless bolster (item 470M23510). At any rate, all of these knives are an exceptional value. The balance and blade profile are good, there's some nice distal tapering, and the quality of the steel is on par with more expensive German knives. They're well made and durable enough to withstand daily use in a commercial kitchen. At these prices, it's hard to go wrong. Read Less Read More
1 out of 1 found this review helpfulWhat a knife cuts stuff like butter. Cut bricks of cheese by hand or a Rubén at easy. We replaced all our knifes and for the price you can't beat it.
I love this knife. It is perfect for daily use and comes incredibly sharp. It has a lot of weight to it, which gives a great feel when holding and using it.
I was totally surprised by this knife. I bought it so that I would have something cheap and sharp to use while I work on learning how to sharpen my other knives. So, not high expectations. But, there is no hint of cheap about it. It is sharp; it is very good looking. The handle is comfortable and secure. The balance and the weight are just what I want. I could not be more pleased.
Who doesn't need another sharp durable chef's knife? This one cuts and slices with the best of them. Don't hesitate to pick this one up for your establishment.
For the price, these bad boys are a workhorse in the kitchen. With proper care and sharpening, they can last for a lifetime, and are easy to clean.
This is one of the sharpest knives right out of the box. It is my first Mercer, but I do plan on purchasing more from the Genesis line. It is incredibly strong with the forged blade and extremely versatile.
This was my very first knife in culinary school. Has a nice weight to it and comfortable handle for a good grip. I would highly recommend this knife. Mercer is a good name brand and this knife is definitely a solid chef knife
I was way overdue for a new knife. After looking over the options went with this knife and couldn’t be happier. Super sharp, nice feel, good weight solid knife. And love the grippy feel of the handle.
This blade has maintained is sharp edges with minimal upkeep. I like that they are useful for many years without needing professional resharpening at all
My knives of choice for my business is Mercer because their knives are quality made for a reasonable price. They have never let me down and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Bought these knives at the suggestion of a former employee and I must say, he was right. They are a nice quality at a reasonable price. Use these on a daily basis, and I would highly recommend!
Mercer is a brand that I can trust when it comes to knives. First of all, the metal blade is from Japan so I think it's high quality. Secondly, the price is affordable for its quality. As long as we take care of the knives properly, it can last for years. Have hundreds of knives, and Mercer knives are one of the most durable for its price. Highly recommended for cutting vegetables because of this forward back motion handle. Fits well for an Asian sized hands.
This knife is incredible. It's the sharpest knife I have ever used. I highly recommend this product for cutting vegetables, tomatoes, steaks, chicken, pork loin, etc.
This is the best knife I have every used. It is amazingly sharp and maintains that sharpness for a long time! If I ever need to replace it, we will be buying another just like it.
You can't go wrong by purchasing this! This is an excellent quality knife. It is very sharp and firm. It doesn't require a lot of sharpening and it is well made. This is a must have in any commercial kitchen.
Overall this is a great knife for most purposes. I find the handle a bit slippery but the blade is great and not too thin nor too thick.
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