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  • Stain-free, high carbon Japanese steel
  • Santoprene handle is both comfortable and durable
  • Textured finger points provide a secure grip
  • Versatile enough for nearly any cutting task

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Add a versatile and durable knife to your kitchen with this Mercer Culinary M22612 Millennia 12" chef knife.

Combining the versatility and value your business requires with the professional quality you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery, the Mercer Culinary M22612 Millennia 12" chef knife is sure to become a favorite in your commercial kitchen. Thanks to its easy edge maintenance, this chef knife is essential to any kitchen culinary collection! Each knife is guaranteed to last.

  • 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 Carbon Blade

This knife's high carbon, stain-free Japanese steel blade effortlessly cuts through a variety of foods in your commercial kitchen. It features a sharp edge, which is designed to cut through bread without crushing or tearing.

Santoprene Handle

Each knife features an ergonomic handle, which makes it comfortable for use day after day. It features a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene for a long life and a no-slip grip.

12" Blade Length

This knife's longer blade easily handles big tasks like halving a watermelon, or it can quickly finish smaller chores like chopping onions or nuts.

Finger Points

Textured finger point provide a sturdy grip even when cutting difficult products like meats and poultry.

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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 Millennia Chef's Knives

Every professional chef needs a chef knife, and these Mercer Millennia chef knives are perfect for fulfilling that need! Available in several sizes and styles, these chef knives come ready to slice, dice, cut, mince, and more. Learn more here!

Sharp, durable, and comfortable to use, Mercer Millennia chef knives are some of the best tools for a commercial kitchen. These knives feature carbon steel blades with a durable edge that stays sharp as it slices, dices, cuts, minces, and more. The handle is made out of Santoprene and its no-slip grip gives your chef maximum control. Mercer Millennia chef knives are available with a standard 8" blade, a wide 8" blade, a standard 9" blade, a standard 10" blade, a wide 10" blade, or a standard 12" blade. They're all NSF Listed for easy cleaning and sanitation.

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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: 12 Inches

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M22612 Millennia 12" Chef Knife

    5.0 stars from 11 reviews


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    One of the best knives that money can buy...especially for the price. This Mercer line of knives cannot be beat. Durable and easy to clean, it holds its edge more than expected.

    from MC Union Restaurants, Inc Stack Southern Bistro Posted on

    This knife works really well. I have never had any problem with this knife like the handle coming off the blade or anything crazy. It stays sharp for a long time.

    from New Deli Posted on

    I absolutely love this 12 inch Millennia chef knife, it's capable of doing any job in the kitchen I call it the Beast light weight but sturdy great for veggies or watermelon, carving meats the list goes on and on. Excellent santoprene handle great feel to it allows you to hold knife firmly. Outstanding balance and of course sharpness. Very inexpensive.

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    Excellent all around knife for the kitchen I love the incredible value Mercer knives give a high end product priced very affordable. This 12 inch knife can handle anything in the kitchen.

    This is a bargain for the price. This knife is sharp and well-constructed. The handle is non-slip and ergonomically shaped. It is a great tool when you need to cut large items.

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    If your looking for a quality chef on look no further the Mercer 12 inch chef knife can handle any task in the kitchen big or small comfortable to hold and a razor blade edge !

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    This is a large knife. My wife was impressed with it's size and showed it off to a group of guests we had in out home when it arrived. It's actually the perfect size to match my favorite cutting board. I find that the knife has excellent balance with a comfortable grip and keeps it's edge well. Being large has it's advantages. It also makes a decent board knife useful for collecting the dismembered meat and produce and delivering it to the pot.

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    This is a very large knife. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong size. I decided to keep it anyway because I always fight with larger squash and meat and this seems to get the job done a lot easier. It proves a mistake can turn out to be an advantage.

    from Floral Creations Posted on

    This brand of knife has proven to be of very acceptable quality and for the price very unbeatable. We've had them for about 8 months and love them.

    from Tripps Primal Farm and Kafé Posted on

    Price for quality is outstanding. This is the knife for cleaving monster meat and is suitable for threatening Godzilla. Grip and shape of the tang allow for quick dismissing of cooked or raw primal cuts. Not the most frequently used of my carving knives but it performs as well as any of them when I have to deploy the heavyweight blades. Holds edge well. Happy that I bought it. Recommended. I am a casual cook.

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    These knives are sharp, sturdy and well balanced. This economical alternative appears that it will hold up well to heavy commercial kitchen use, although we have only had them in service for a short while.

    from alder Bisto & the dispensary Lounge Posted on

    What a wonderful knife! We have replaced our inexpensive and cheap sysco brand knives with these affordable knives! They are sharp and stay sharper longer! Comfortable too!!

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