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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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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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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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Blade Length 8 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Straight
Edge Style Smooth
Handle Color Red
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 M22608RD Millennia 8" chef knife with red 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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Mercer Culinary Millennia Primary4 (Formerly)

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Mercer M22608RD Millennia 8" Chef Knife with Red Handle

    4.9 stars from 28 reviews


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    knife handle Mercer knives great sharp easy love Chef's kitchen

    These knives are surprisingly sharp and hold their sharpness for quite a long time before becoming dull. For the price, I think they are a real steal. I've purchased several!

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    Bacon Grilled Cheese

    I lovw this knife! We use it at our biggest pizzaria as also at the smaller one. The color handle help keep the meat and vegetable knifes separated.

    from Heights pizza Posted on

    Mercer knives are the best knives for the price. They are very sharp and I have never had to sharpen them in the whole year I have had them and I use them every day.

    from Todd's Kitchen of Comfort Food Posted on

    Very good quality knife . I don't like my chicken shredded so I usually chop it into tiny little bite size pieces. This knife has helped me so much with that job

    from Foxland market Posted on

    I love these Mercer Millennia knives, definitely going to get the entire line of red handled knives. It's great to have the color coding for different uses, prevents cross contamination.

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    I like to use dedicated knives for cutting of beef. For me the Mercer M22608RD Millennia 8" Chef Knife with Red Handle allows for me to visually see which is my beef knife.

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    Love these knives - they are the perfect size and we use them for all of out everyday dicing, slicing and chopping needs. Recommend getting them with the blade guards too! Cheap and easy.

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    I use these for vegetable fermentation workshops and they are sharp and work well. I have been using Mercer blades for years and recommend them over the more expensive brands.

    from FermUp Posted on

    Great mercer knife. I have three of them, You must have it, Its cheap and sharpening the blade is fast and easy... do the job

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    Awesome dicing and chopping knife by Mercer. This is an everyday knife in our restaurant and we love the feel and grip of the handle.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    This knife is a great option for beginning or experienced cooks. The colors can be used for different purposes but they are also a lot of fun!

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    We use this knife for veggies. It works great and arrived sharp. We haven't needed to sharpen it yet, we've just used a steel and its been great.

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    these best kitchen knife that u can use this Mercer M22608RD Millennia Primary4 8" Chef's Knife with Red Handle very well branded knife awesome handle too

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    Honestly the best knife ever! I threw it into my cart on a whim and definitely wasn't disappointed. Makes quick work of all chopping tasks and super sharp - watch out!!

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    Magnificent Knife, great handling, love the colored handles makes it easy to see and acount for. Very nice construction of this product and at a great price too!

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    Mercer M22608RD Millennia Primary4 8" Chef's Knife with Red Handle love this knife I would buy this over and over for the money can't go wrong.

    from desalvo's Posted on

    We love these Mercer Knives!! They are so sharp and have a great weight to them. We have an allergy friendly kitchen and the color options allow us to identify different categories and safe areas. I'm so glad these exist. We also got the coordinating Mercer knife shields, which are great for keeping the knives sharp and safe in a designated drawer.

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    Nice knife it feels good in my hand and the handle does not slip if you had gets a little wet. They are a great price for the quality.

    from youth with a mission Posted on

    I really like this knife. It feels good in my hand and arrived very sharp. I have already used a knife sharpener on it with no issues.

    from The Weekday Cafe Posted on

    It is a very nice and light weight knives (in a good way) It's extremely easy to sharpen. The handle is slip resistant and the colors are wonderful options to categorize for certain uses highly recommended.

    from Bella's Cuisine Posted on

    This Mercer M22608RD Millennia Primary4 8" Chef's Knife with Red Handle is a sturdy and sharp knife. I use it everyday and at my events. Very inexpensive and a good hardworking knife.

    from Camellia Creative Catering Posted on

    Mercer Primary 8" Chef's Knife with Red Handle works well. We prefer the other Mercer knives, though, as they seem to have a better handle.

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    I originally purchased this along with the Mercer boning knife for culinary school but am now using it as my everyday kitchen knife. The handle is light, comfortable and easy to grip. The blade stays sharp. For the price it's really a great chef's knife.

    from Ann R. Posted on

    This is a great beater knife to have. Its cheap and sharpening the blade is fast and easy. Its my go to knife when I'm on the line.

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    I absolutely love this knife! I have been using Mercer knives for about 2 years now, and they have never let me down! The 8 inch is the perfect utility knife for any kitchen!

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    Ive used alot of knives in my kitchen but this is my favorite.I use it for everything from sliceing to diceing. I love the balance and the handle is perfect!

    from Sheila's Homestyle Posted on

    This is a good standard knife to start off with in the kitchen! I have used it for standard prep and slicing meats!! Good handle!!

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    This chefs knife is the best that I have ever used. It is my go to knife when I need to cut, chop, or dice. Well balanced, easy to sharpen, easy to clean clean, and overall my most used knife.

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