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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German no-stain steel blade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
UPC Code: 765301905958

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Bring the professional quality that you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery to your commercial kitchen with this Mercer Culinary M21052 Genesis 2 1/2" forged bird's beak peeling knife.

Part of the Mercer Culinary's Genesis collection, this peeling 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

Also known as a tourner knife, this knife is perfect for creating intricate garnishes and precise cuts for elaborate presentations. A tourne cut is most commonly used to prepare potatoes, carrots, or squash, giving these formless vegetables a defined, blunt-ended football shape when they are being served as part of a main entree. 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 2 1/2" Bird's Beak Knife

With a forged, high carbon stainless steel blade and comfortable Santoprene handle, the Mercer Genesis bird's beak peeling knife is a must-have addition to your everyday service. Learn more in this quick video!

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Paring knives are essential for a chef – check out our versatile selection of paring knives today! We offer a variety of colors, handles, and blade edges to help meet the needs of any commercial kitchen.

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Prepare intricate and engaging presentations as you serve your foods using the Mercer Genesis bird's beak peeling knife. Also called a tourner knife, this cutlery comes with a forged, high carbon stainless steel blade that is perfect for adding designs to potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables. The blade is also durable enough to stand up to harsh food acids, extreme temperatures, and rust for sanitary, reliable performance, every time. In addition, the Mercer bird's beak knife comes with a Santoprene handle that is comfortable to hold, and easy to use, giving your chefs more control as they prepare their most popular dishes. The Mercer Genesis bird's beak knife is NSF Listed for easy cleaning and sanitizing.

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Perform all of your peeling, slicing, dicing, and other precision tasks with these commercial grade paring knives. They may be the smallest blades in a chef's arsenal, but they're also a vital part of the prep work done in any professional kitchen. We offer all sorts of different edge styles, blade types, and handle materials so you can find the right paring knives for your business. First, decide what kind of edge you want. A smooth edge is perfect for creating even slices of fruits and vegetables, while a serrated edge will make it easier to cut through tougher skin and rind. Next, consider your daily cutting tasks to determine which blade type is best for you. Curved models like bird's beak and spear point blades are great for peeling, while sheep's foot and straight blades are better suited for chopping. You can also pick out your optimal grip by checking out our selection of handles. Whether you need the reliable value of polypropylene, the luxurious look of rosewood, or the ultimate grip of santoprene, we've got you covered! Like many of our blades, these commercial paring knives are available in a variety of colors to help you stay organized and prevent cross contamination. For superior sanitation, many models are NSF Listed.

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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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  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M21052 Genesis 2 1/2" Forged Bird's Beak Peeling Knife with Full Tang Blade

    5.0 stars from 16 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    The razor-sharp contoured blade and pointed tip make peeling and carving produce a cakewalk. The knife is 7-3/8" long from end to end, with handle being 3-13/16"
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Just like all the other Mercer Genesis knives, this one has a forged blade, the same rubberized handle (which is quite nice) and a bolster without a gap. The blade geometry makes peeling fruits and veggies a breeze, and its also good for some decorative garnishes!
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I use a Mercer peeling knife to do all of my tourne work. After trying some of my friends' knives, I will say that these are as good+ as the pricier options.
    This is a high quality knife with a very sharp and lasting edge. I used it often during the holiday season and found the handle to be very comfortable and non-slip. This is a very nice knife, especially for the price.
    I love the handles and feel of Mercer's Genesis product line of knives. I combined the Bird's Peak peeling knife with the 3.5" paring knife and the 5" utility knife as three piece set and gave them to my wife as a "just because" present. She loves them and uses them all the time, just like an apple a day!
    This has to be the best peeling knife that I have ever used! It is very sharp right out of the package and it peels with ease. I love how comfortable the handle feels in my hand. I will buy again.
    This is a very nice peeling knife. It is easy to hold and we find the curved shape has multiple uses. We cut the tops out of strawberries and tomatoes. It works great to cut the center out of peppers when we make stuffed peppers.
    When you need a birds beak peeling knife. Buy this one. 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
    Excellent knife. Feels good in my hand and very sharp. I used it to clean and process ears of corn and it sliced through everything. I would purchase another if I had the need to.
    This is an amazing knife that is a "must-have" for every serious chef! Not just for garnishing, it makes prepping onions so much easier than with a paring knife.
    I use this knife for peeling potatoes, mango, peaches, etc. it is a fantastic little knife. The material that coats the handle is nice. I feel confident that these knives will not slip out of my hand.
    Have had this knife for years in my knife kit from school. 6 years later, i'm still using it and it holds a great edge. Nice for torneing potatos and radishes. Also great for peeling.
    This is a great knife I own just about every knife in the series and use these knives at work and at home nothing can ever. Compare with the quality or price these knives have beat knives four times the price in test
    This knife works well for small tasks! Easy to peel potatoes with! Great full tang blade makes it stronger and more balanced than cheaper knives!!
    This is great knife to have in your kit. The shape of the blade is great for making tournes of potatoes or carrots. Its a great buy.
    These are nice to have. They work great for turning vegetables. I have one to do tourned potatoes. They come out great with the birds beak knife!

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