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Product Overview

  • 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
UPC Code:765301903312
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Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this M20609 Genesis® 9" 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.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

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

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

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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  • Blade Length:9 Inches

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Customer Reviews


This is a knife that every commercial kitchen owner should use in their kitchens. It is a high-quality knife for an excellent price. I would highly recommend it to anyone,

Sara K. on 12/04/2018

This is an excellent quality knife. The blade is very sharp and firm. It is well made and beautiful. It doesn't need to be sharpened often and the price is amazing! This is an excellent choice for any restaurant.

Jean H. on 01/20/2018

I have owned this knife for over 7 years now and it is still going strong! I love the way this knife feels in my hand. The 9 inch blade makes it perfect for a wide rang of tasks from breaking down meat to chopping vegetables.

Emily P. on 01/04/2017

Mercer makes some of the best chef knives available and this one is no exception. it is sharp, strong, and perfectly weighted. The handle is comfortable and easy to hold making the whole knife easier to work with and more precise. It also holds an edge for a very long time between sharpening.

Matt M. from Home Use on 07/05/2016

This is a fully hot drop forged knife with a traditional full bolster. It's made from good German steel, the handle is comfortable and has an excellent non-slip grip. The blade has a nice distal taper, giving it a nimble feel in the hand, and comes very sharp out of the box. This knife has a classic style webbed bolster, but it's also available with a more modern style webless bolster, which makes sharpening easier (item #470M21079). I didn't notice the webless version until after I had placed my order, or I would've gone with it instead, but I'm very happy with the classic bolster as well. Often, a 10 inch knife can be a bit cumbersome on a smaller cutting board or with the limited space of a crowded line, but an 8 inch knife is just not quite enough knife. In my opinion, a 9 inch knife offers the best Read More

Jeff M. from Green Street Bistro on 12/24/2015

This knife is not only super sharp out of the box, but it is very well balanced and feels light in your hand to help create perfect cuts.

Henderson B. on 04/10/2015

This is the knife that came with my culinary school kit. I was surprised at the quality coming in a kit, but I have purchased several other Mercer products and am very pleased.

Cheryl F. on 07/02/2014

It is a great first knife to have, it is very sturdy. Stays sharp for a while if you take good care of your knife.

Miguel S. on 03/04/2012

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