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  • High carbon, stain-free steel stamped blade
  • Santoprene handle is both comfortable and durable
  • 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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Blade Length 8 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Straight
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Purple
Handle Material Polypropylene
NSF Listed Yes
Style Stamped
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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The versatility of the Mercer M22608PU Millennia 8" chef knife with purple handle allows you to handle big tasks like halving a head of lettuce, or quickly and easily finish smaller chores like chopping onions or nuts. A necessary cutlery tool, this hefty knife is perfect for dicing, mincing, and slicing. Its color-coded handle ensures a high level of food safety, adding a pop of color to your kitchen while reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

The ergonomically designed, Santoprene handle helps you cut comfortably all day, while textured finger points and a protective finger guard provide slip-resistance and added safety. The blade is made of high carbon, no-stain steel that allows for easy edge maintenance, and it is guaranteed for life.

Blade Length: 8"

  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer 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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