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  • Stain-free, high carbon Japanese steel
  • Ergonomic, slip-resistant handle with polypropylene for durability and Santoprene for comfort
  • 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.

Ergonomic Handle

Each knife features an ergonomic handle, which makes it comfortable for use day after day. It features a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and durable polypropylene 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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Overall Dimensions:
  • Blade Length:12 Inches

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Customer Reviews


These Mercer knives are hands-down the best value of any knives I have owned over the years. They take and hold an edge very well and are light and comfortable to hold.

Frank D. from Plush Mills Senior Living on 05/01/2019

Was going to buy an expensive santoku when I just stumble across this knife. I though, what the heck, so many people loved this knife I am going to give it a shot. The old saw of "you get what you pay for" doesn't apply in this case. Sharp from the get go and with an occaisional touch up on a very fine whetstone it maintains a shaving edge. If this is the bottom of the Mercer line I can't imagine what the other knives are like. I know the handles get fancier but not sure about the actual blades. I love what I have an join the hundreds of reviewers who liked this knife.

Anvar on 03/11/2019

I couldn't be happier with this knife! It is well made and comfortable to hold. The blade is firm and sharp and it stays sharp. This is great for any kitchen.

Jean H. on 01/19/2018

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.

Michael P. from MC Union Restaurants, Inc Stack Southern Bistro on 10/07/2017

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.

Stephen B. from New Deli on 07/27/2017

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.

Mark A. on 07/13/2017

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.

S. S. on 10/08/2016

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 !

Mark W. on 05/11/2016

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.

Mark L. on 03/03/2016

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.

Mardee B. from Floral Creations on 01/18/2016

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.

Mark T. from Tripps Primal Farm And Kafé on 12/30/2015

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.

Dennis B. on 02/06/2015

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.

Lisa F. from Alder Bisto & The Dispensary Lounge on 04/14/2014

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!!

Eric K. on 01/28/2013

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