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  • Perfect for peeling, slicing, or dicing ingredients in restaurant and catering kitchens
  • Spear point design allows you to pierce through thick crusts or skins
  • Ergonomic, slip-resistant handle with polypropylene for durability and Santoprene for comfort
  • Fits comfortably in hands
  • High-carbon, stainless steel blade
  • Creates smooth, accurate slices
  • Helps avoid cross contamination

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Create sharp, precise cuts with this Mercer Culinary M23930BL Millennia 3" paring knife with a blue handle!

Combining the versatility and value your business requires with the professional quality you've come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery, this knife is sure to become a favorite in your commercial kitchen! Use it to peel, trim, and slice through fruits and vegetables. This makes it ideal for use in any bakery, sandwich shop, cafe, or restaurant.

  • 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

This knife's high carbon, stain-free steel blade effortlessly cuts through a variety of foods in your commercial kitchen. Its small, spear point allows the user to easily cut through thick crusts or skins.

Comfortable, Blue 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 blue the handle makes it easy to color-code the knife's use.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Thanks to its easy edge maintenance, the Mercer Culinary Millennia paring knife is essential to any kitchen culinary collection! Each knife is guaranteed to last.

Easy to Use

Each knife features an ergonomic handle with textured finger points, 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.

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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 Paring Knives

Versatile solutions in virtually every commercial kitchen, Mercer Millennia paring knives give you the performance you want at a price you need. Available in several sizes and styles, these paring knives are sure to fit most needs. Learn more here!

Trim fat off of meat, peel rind off of fruit, or add detail to your food presentation with Mercer Millennia paring knives. These knives are made with carbon steel blades to make it easy for your chef to make quick, precise cuts as they work. For maximum control, the handle is made of Santoprene that provides a comfortable, no-slip grip your cooks will love. These Mercer paring knives are available with a standard 3" blade, a serrated 3" blade, or a standard 3 1/2" blade. They're also NSF Listed for superior sanitation.

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Paring Knives

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.

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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Garlic Paste

Garlic is such a versatile ingredient that nearly every cuisine on the planet uses it (Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fry, Spanish marinades, etc.). Here, Mercer demonstrates the simple process of making your own garlic paste at home.

If you've spent any meaningful amount of time in the kitchen you have cooked with garlic it is one of the most versatile ingredients on earth. So versatile in fact that almost every cuisine on the planet uses it. Today well show you how to prepare smooth garlic paste. Begin by breaking apart the head of garlic. You can do this with your hands or with a knife if the head is very hard. Once you've freed the cloves carefully trim the root and then give it a tight pinch and twist an you will feel the skin loosen. Carefully use your paring knife to clean the skin away from the clove. Once the garlic cloves are all cleaned you usually need to remove the germ, as the garlic matures the germ in the center grows green and develops a bitter quality. Slice the clove in half and use the tip of your paring knife to easily remove the germ. To speed up the pace process mince your garlic into small even pieces. Start with tight horizontal cuts, then tight vertical cuts, and finally tight cross cuts. No need to dispose of the root end here. Mince it into the same size and proceed to the next clove. To turn the garlic into paste we'll use salt not only as a flavor enhancer but as an abrasive to grind the garlic mince into a smooth mash. Evenly season your garlic mince with salt. Then carefully use the side of your chef's knife to grind the salt garlic mixture into an even paste, it only takes a few minutes to turn your mince garlic into a homogenized mixture. The paste can be used in Italian salad dressings, Chinese stir fries, Spanish marinades, Moroccan tagines, its applications are limitless

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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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M23930BL Millennia 3" Paring Knife with Blue Handle

    4.9 stars from 35 reviews


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    Mercer Culinary Knives are my favorite knife brand on Webstaurant. They are always sharp, good quality, great price and the colorful handles helps differentiate between different styles.

    from Younglife Saranac Village Posted on

    I really like this parring knife. it is surprisingly good quality for the price. i like that it is color codded, it helps me find it easier in my drawer of many knifes. Plus its my favorite color.

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    Peeling potatoes

    I cannot say it enough about these knives. They are the BEST hands down! I will never buy another brand or knife again. This company knows what they are doing. I've had mine for over five years now and they are just as good as when I got them. Only sharpened them once since they were purchased! AMAZING KNIFE!! don't let the price fool you!

    from Country Dog Posted on

    If you are looking for a reasonably priced pairing knife this is a good choice. This blue handled Mercer Culinary knife features a high-carbon, stainless steel blade and a no slip grip handle. We would recommend handwashing this knife.

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    Ergonomic design makes for comfortable extended usage.

    This is a really great brand of knives they're very sharp and durable and all the colors that are coming are great so I won't gets their own set of knives

    from Place to be Bistro Posted on

    Cuts great very comfortable to use

    Super sharp! Every kitchen must have a paring knife and this mercer paring knife has more than proven itself as a worthy addition to our set.

    from Shinanta Inc. Posted on

    Peels potato with ease!

    I like this knife it is small handle for me. I also have the bigger blue handle knife and it works great to. The prices are very good also.

    from Cannon Falls Senior LLC Lora Bremer Posted on

    I love the blue colored handle on this knife. It is very eye catching and makes my kitchen more colorful. It is a very affordable knife but quality made. You can't go wrong with this! I will purchase it again if needed.

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    Love these Mercer knives. Super sharp and non-slip handles work great. What sold me was the cool colors. Seems like they will last a long time.

    from Panini Planet Posted on

    Mercer paring knife

    Mercer M23930BL Millennia 3" Paring Knife with Blue Handle this a great knife for the money we buy them all the time , it's very sharp .

    from desalvo's Posted on

    This little 3" paring knife is awesome! It's very sharp! I use it to cut my fruit up! It's small enough to fit in palm of hand!

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    Great cost effective knives. I teach a culinary class and these are perfect for student use. They are easy to and handle and clean. They are a great size for multiple uses.

    from Jay High School Posted on

    Color coded pairing knife so you can keep your kitchen in order, nice grip and stainless steel blade. Cuts well and is very inexpensive. Goid knife overall

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This is a sharp knife. Color coded blue for fish is great for any kitchen as it helps eliminate cross contamination by keeping specific foods completely separate with different food specified utensils.

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    This is a great little paring knife. I really like the feeling in my hand and the sharpness of the blade. I am very satisfied with this product.

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    I love all the knives in the Mercer Millenia line. This knife is a great small paring knife, and hasn't bent or lost it's sharpness after a year of wear and tear. Very Satisfied.

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    LOVE this paring knife with the blue handle. it is the perfect size. The grip fits my hand just right. We have sharpened it a few times and it has held up very well.

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    These come very sharp, are easy to keep sharp, and look nice. The bright blue handle makes them easy to see, and the non-slip grip is good for safety.

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    This paring knife is great. It's good quality and holds up well. The handle is a fun color and is comfortable to use. Great buy!

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    A good price on a good quality knife and they seem to hold an edge so far. I also like that I can get a set with all the same color handles.

    from youth with a mission Posted on

    These are great little paring knives for seafood prep. They are sharp as razors when they come and fairly easy to keep sharp. I can only recommend them.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    Perfect 3" knife for all the smaller task in the deli. Great for cutting all the garnishing. Sturdy and it keeps a nice sharp blade

    from Russ H. Posted on

    Blue paring

    Good solid knives that perform very well. We've been using them for more then 10 months now and are very happy with how they perform. The 3" is a pretty handy for the smaller tasks.

    from Tripps Primal Farm and Kafé Posted on

    I love Mercer knives they are so sharp right out of the package compared to my expensive block set. It has now been given to a charity. And the Mercer knives are now my knife of choice.

    from Todd's Kitchen Posted on

    We use this paring knife behind the bar to cut fruits for garnish. It is super easy to use and the blade stays sharp. We only need to sharpen it about once a month. Will buy again if needed,

    from Big Eddy's Deck Bar Posted on

    great knife and very sharp this Mercer M23930BL Millennia Primary4 3" Paring Knife with Blue Handle love this brand that i can trust awesome !!!

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    Great little paring knives. Would love to see them in 4" size, as well. These match perfectly with the other Mercer knives. We were able to get 2 different color handles for the different sides of our Kosher kitchen which is always a plus!!

    from Pearlstone Center Posted on

    This is my favorite paring knife so I'm going to buy more of them. I have small hands and this fits me just right. And the color helps me locate it quickly. It nice and sharp too.

    from Canton Womens Club Posted on

    Oustanding construction of this product, fits great in the hand, light weight yet sturdy for long use. Costed out just right! Easy on the wallet yet strong enought to last.

    Posted on

    We love these knives. Very light, durable and sharp! Way better than anything you can find at other retailers! These handles never break, not like the wooden ones!

    from Culver's Posted on

    Got this great paring knife to go along with the beautiful bright green M23930GR that I bought from Webstaurant on February 20th, quality is excellent, but I was a little disappointed because the blue color of this one is much darker than pictured. Still a wonderful deal on a very sharp knife.

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    Incredible knife for the price. Very light weight and strong. Excellent steel quality and easy to use and clean. Just the right size for small jobs.

    from Gilpin Market Posted on

    this sharp knife is great for slicing lemons, making fruit sculptures and fits in any drawer. i hang it up on my magnet bar, but can fit anywhere! easy to use!

    from Reds Cafe Posted on

    It's an economy knife but still very sharp. We had it one day and a bartender decided to grab it and try to pry his drain cover up with it. Bent the tip. I wanted to jab it in his neck but refrained, it's not his fault he's an idiot, it's our own for giving him a job.

    from breezy point international Posted on

    We have bought several of these knives which are great to cut lemons and limes at our bar. Now we buy the various colors offered to know when they get moved to other areas of our restaurant.

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