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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German no-stain steel blade
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Mercer Genesis Chef's Knives

Mercer Genesis Chef's Knives

Trust Mercer Genesis forged chef’s knives to cut through any ingredient you need for your most popular dishes. These knives are all forged with carbon steel blades that are made to maintain a sharp, precise edge. Available with 6", 8", 9", and 10" blades, Mercer Genesis knives are designed to stand up to everyday use while resisting extreme temperatures, acidic kitchen oils, and rust. They also come with a Santoprene handle that makes them easy to hold and use, and a thick bolster in the end of each tang ensures a strong, sturdy grip. Every Mercer Genesis chef's knife is ideal for chopping, dicing, and mincing, and they're all NSF listed.

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Ideal for chopping, dicing, and mincing, Mercer Genesis chef’s knives provide quality, safety, and sanitation! To hear more about the great features of these knives, check out our short video.

Mercer: How to Clean and Store Knives

Mercer: 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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Watch this video to learn how to clean and store knives.

Mercer: Knife Handling

Mercer: Knife Handling

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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Watch this video to learn how to properly hold a knife

Blade Length 9 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Straight
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Santoprene
Style Forged
Type Chef Knives

Customer questions about this product

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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An absolute necessity in every kitchen, this Mercer M20609 Genesis 9" forged chef knife is useful for a variety of tasks! Built to chop, dice, mince, or slice fruits, vegetables, meats, and more, this knife is incredibly versatile.

This chef knife from Mercer's Genesis collection features an ergonomically designed handle comprised of Santoprene, a high performance material that feels soft and comfortable, while offering a nonslip grip, ensuring a safe and comfortable grip for all day use. The Santoprene handle will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils, and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures. Its thick bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip.

One piece, fully forged and razor sharp, this knife's blade is made of high carbon, traditional German no-stain steel that won't rust, corrode, or discolor. Its hand-polished edges are taper ground for superior stability, easy-honing, and long-lasting sharpness. This high-quality knife is ready for a lifetime of service in your commercial kitchen.

Blade Length: 9"

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer M20609 Genesis 9" Forged Chef Knife with Full Tang Blade

    5.0 stars from 6 reviews


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    I have owned this knife for over 7 years now and it is still going strong! I love the way this knife feels in my hand. The 9 inch blade makes it perfect for a wide rang of tasks from breaking down meat to chopping vegetables.

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    Mercer makes some of the best chef knives available and this one is no exception. it is sharp, strong, and perfectly weighted. The handle is comfortable and easy to hold making the whole knife easier to work with and more precise. It also holds an edge for a very long time between sharpening.

    from Home Use Posted on

    This is a fully hot drop forged knife with a traditional full bolster. It's made from good German steel, the handle is comfortable and has an excellent non-slip grip. The blade has a nice distal taper, giving it a nimble feel in the hand, and comes very sharp out of the box. This knife has a classic style webbed bolster, but it's also available with a more modern style webless bolster, which makes sharpening easier (item #470M21079). I didn't notice the webless version until after I had placed my order, or I would've gone with it instead, but I'm very happy with the classic bolster as well. Often, a 10 inch knife can be a bit cumbersome on a smaller cutting board or with the limited space of a crowded line, but an 8 inch knife is just not quite enough knife. In my opinion, a 9 inch knife offers the best of both, and is my favorite size. I'm surprised that it's so hard to find a good knife in this size. Overall, this knife holds its own with my German knives costing four times as much. I would highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a good quality forged knife on a limited budget. In this price range, it's by far the best option I've seen. I would also recommend the Mercer M33112P blade guard, especially if the knife is going in your knife roll or in a knife drawer.

    from Green Street Bistro Posted on

    This knife is not only super sharp out of the box, but it is very well balanced and feels light in your hand to help create perfect cuts.

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    This is the knife that came with my culinary school kit. I was surprised at the quality coming in a kit, but I have purchased several other Mercer products and am very pleased.

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    It is a great first knife to have, it is very sturdy. Stays sharp for a while if you take good care of your knife.

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