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  • High carbon, stain-free steel stamped blade
  • Ergonomic, slip-resistant handle with polypropylene for durability and Santoprene for comfort
  • Color-coded handle reduces the risk of cross-contamination
  • Versatile enough for nearly any cutting task
  • Textured finger points provide a secure grip

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Finely chop or slice large chunks of product easily and safely with this Mercer Culinary M22608PU Millennia 8" chef knife with purple handle.

Combining the versatility and value your business requires with the professional quality you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery, the this 8" chef knife is sure to become a favorite in your commercial kitchen! It's designed to help make quick work of a variety of ingredients to expedite and simplify meal preparation and to cleanly slice, chop, and otherwise cut product.

  • 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.

High-Quality Blade

Its high carbon, stain-free steel blade effortlessly slices, dices, minces, and chops anything from fruits and vegetables, to meats and poultry. This makes it ideal for virtually any kitchen.

Easy to Use

Invaluably versatile, this knife easily handles big tasks like halving a head of lettuce or quickly finishing smaller chores like chopping onions or nuts. If your tasks vary throughout the day, this is a great, go-to knife!

Comfortable, Purple Handle

Each knife features an ergonomic handle made of a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and durable polypropylene for a long life and a no-slip grip. Plus, because it's purple, the handle makes it easy to color-code the knife's use.

Durable and Long-Lasting

And thanks to its easy edge maintenance, the Mercer Culinary M22608 Millennia 8" chef knife is essential to any kitchen culinary collection! Each knife is guaranteed to last.

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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: 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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  • Blade Length: 8 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M22608PU Millennia 8" Chef Knife with Purple Handle

    5.0 stars from 16 reviews


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    This 8" chef knife is awesome! It's very sharp and comes with nonslip handle that's color coded as well! You can use this knife for pretty much anything!

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    These are great knives! Still exceeds my expectations for a kitchen knife. They look great too, plus the colored handles are great for different foods as to minimize cross contamination!

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    This was the first Mercer knife I bought and it caused me to buy several more. The knife stays sharp and is the colors make it easy to find and recognize at a distance. I would call the mercer line of knives a must have for any commercial kitchen.

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    This is one of our favorite knives. It is the perfect size and everyone loves using it. The handle makes it very easy to hold.

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    We love mercier knives, the purple handle is always used to cut vegetables for out prep station and salad bar. The different color handles prevent cross contamination

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    Excellent knife for the money. This knife is well mad for sure. Great handle and balance. The blade really holds it's edge and can be easily sharpened a very fine cutting edge.

    from Big Bear Lodge Posted on

    Long lasting and sturdy knife which is the favorite in our commercial kitchen. We have reordered several. The color handles make them even better to aid in selecting the proper knife for each food product.

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    i scored brownie points with this as one of my cooks loves purple and I never thought i would be able to find a knife in that color. It is a quality product as well.

    from youth with a mission Posted on

    I use my 8" Mercer knife on a daily basis at work. It's used to cut steaks, sandwiches, vegetables, etc. It has a very smooth cut.

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    I love these knives. I've had my first one for over 5 years and I still use it. They are light weight and the blade is nice and thin for cutting accurately. I also really like the color choices. They make great gifts.

    from YBC Posted on

    Mercer M22608PU Millennia 8" Chef Knife with Purple Handle is a great knife, easy to use and how can you go wrong with a purple handle

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    Love This Knife! I Underestimated The Sharpness And Sliced My Thumb At First Use! For The Price It Is Great! I Love The Comfy Handle Will By More!

    from Kingdom Of Flavor Posted on

    For a cheap little knife, it holds an edge fairly well and sharpens back up easily with a few swipes on a steel, I got this knife for a co-worker that preferred a smaller, lighter blade. The color is nice for those who wish to determine which knife is theirs at work, my co-worker loved it and gaurds it! It's not my kind of knife but I would recommend it to those who are just starting out in the kitchen or on a budget. The 8 inch blade seems to comfortable for those who tend chop very quickly, if not a little hastily!

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    Great Product for a excellent price, holds the edge, lays great in the hand, smooth cut to the blade and at a Wonderful price! GREAT !

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    This is my first chef's knife. I had seen this knife in my local restaurant store, but it was twice the price. So, I thought I would purchase it through this sight. I'm glad I did. This knife is sharp and lightweight. It has made my cooking experiences more enjoyable.

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    i really enjoy this 8'' knife, i love that it is has a colored handle so i know what i cut and not be afraid to cross contaminate other foods. safe to have, last a long time.

    from Reds Cafe Posted on

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