Mercer sale Culinary 8-Inch Short Bolster Chef's Knife sale Genesis Collection online sale

Mercer sale Culinary 8-Inch Short Bolster Chef's Knife sale Genesis Collection online sale

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Blade Material
High Carbon Steel
Brand
Mercer Culinary
Color
Short Bolster Chef''s Knife
Handle Material
Santoprene, Santoprene, Santoprene, Santoprene
Blade Edge
Plain

  • Mercer Culinary Genesis 8-Inch Forged Short Bolster Forged Chef''s Knife

  • The essential ingredient in any memorable meal starts with a finely crafted knife. The finest handle in forged cutlery and precision construction featuring high carbon German steel blades make cutting and chopping more efficient and enjoyable.

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    Mercer Culinary Genesis 8-Inch Forged Short Bolster Forged Chef''s Knife

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    Mercer Culinary
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    Remove bones from fish effortlessly with proper tension and excellent stability!
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    Keep your #cutlery sharp and operating at peak performance! 🔪
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    Q: what is the actual weight of the knife (not shipping weight)? Is it the same as the Renais…

    A: The knife alone weighs 7.62 oz or, 216 grams

    paul johnston | 5 months ago

    Q: For the "8-inch short bolster forged chef''s knife", what''s the measurement from the spine …

    A: That is 1 and 3/4 inch.

    Jerry Vencalek | 2 years ago

    Q: Are them dishwasher safe?

    A: They are dishwasher safe but I would hand wash so you can dry right away. Very nice extrem…

    Becky M | 9 months ago

    Q: This is probably a silly question but... what do you use for sharpening it?

    A: I use a sharpening steel and it works pretty well!

    Blake Pruett | 2 years ago

    Customer reviews

    4.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
    1,070 global ratings

    Top reviews from the United States

    royal
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Look what happend after the first use
    Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019
    as you can see on the pic I used it once and wash it the second day I spend the drawer and find the knife in this Condition. However the knife is expenseve and the rating is so Misleading and that what made we so mad,, I am really disappointed
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    Chris Smith
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    90% of a Wusthof for 1/5th of the price.
    Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2020
    As you can see from my picture, I built an entire knife block out of the Mercer Genesis series. I was turned on to Mercer culinary products by my friends who went to culinary school which was attached to my college. I''m not a professional chef, but I''m an avid home cook who... See more
    As you can see from my picture, I built an entire knife block out of the Mercer Genesis series. I was turned on to Mercer culinary products by my friends who went to culinary school which was attached to my college. I''m not a professional chef, but I''m an avid home cook who occasionally cooks for events and gatherings. I use my knives daily, with my chef''s knife, bread knife, and vegetable clever being used constantly.

    I was given a gift of $200 to build a knife block I used that and got most the knives in my picture and have added a few since. Without comparing this knife to other brands I would say it is the best knife in its category.

    However, if you''re more of an avid cook you might be asking yourself if you should get this or the other top German brands. You cannot go wrong, they are both good choices. However, after borrowing a Wusthof for a month and comparing it with this there are some differences but to me personally it is not enough to warrant $150.

    The only difference I experienced is that the wusthof held its edge for a longer period of time which is not a surprise given the price difference but it wasn''t an astounding difference. As a home cook, I was just able to hone the edge and return it or use my whetstone to maintain an excellent edge. The Mercer knife has better balance and feel to me personally. Aesthetically, I really like the short bolster I think it looks really professional.

    In my experience, the only weak point on these knives are to be expected because they are high carbon steel. If you leave water or have water spots on them for a very long period that you did not notice they will rust. I used to have my knife block by the sink and small droplets of water got on the bolster. This led to small spot rust on the bolster by the handle which was easy to remedy and not on every knife. Now, every month or so I take all my knives out to give them a look over (you pay good money for good equipment so you should take good care of it).

    If you want to spend the money and get something that is objectively better you can, but for myself, buying a brand that while not made in America is an American company, is better looking and handles better than the expensive brands with 90% of the edge made with the same exact steel compound it was a no-brainer for me. To test it out I had a friend or two trial both of the knives to see which one they thought was more expensive than they thought the Mercer was the more expensive knife.
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    S. KoueTop Contributor: Baking
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Might be the best affordable knife around
    Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
    I have been trying a bunch of chefs knives over the last few years. The last one I rated pretty high and I still think that on sale it''s a very good knife for the money. But two things started to bother me. First it, like many, are in the asian style of a very straight... See more
    I have been trying a bunch of chefs knives over the last few years. The last one I rated pretty high and I still think that on sale it''s a very good knife for the money. But two things started to bother me. First it, like many, are in the asian style of a very straight blade. I do a lot of chopping and like to use the knife to transfer to the pan and straight blades don''t have a lot of surface and that makes it hard. Also I like that the curved blade really does better on an old cutting board. The straight blade made it hard sometimes to cut all the way through and rocking doesn''t work well with straight blades. Another annoyance is that that other knife, and a lot of the non premium blades, are not very hard. I sharpen and hone my blades pretty diligently so this wasn''t a huge deal but it was noticeable. The Mercer blade is harder than most of the other blades in this price range and it really does make a difference. The fit and finish was better than the other blades, all the sharp edges (except the blade...) were smoothed. On some of the import blades the back of the blade is quite sharp and you need to break it with some sandpaper or risk getting cut. The balance is quite good and for me the blade is the right thickness. We have some big name German blades and I find them a bit too thick. Plus they are now made with a more asian streighter blade. What got me to try these is that they seem to be the "entry" level professional chefs knives. ie they are the knife''s people who want to be chefs get before they get famous and can afford to drop a couple of hundred on a single blade. So a good working professional knife. If you have been looking around and maybe have a couple of the chinese "german steel" knives that are out there and are looking for an upgrade I would highly recommend this knife. And if you haven''t collected some chinese "german steel" knives I would skip them and go straight to Mercer.
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    Amandeep Singh
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    The knife blade got bent.
    Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
    The knife was sharp when arrived but got dull after using about 10 times. But after cutting chicken wings, the blade got bent.
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    AR1
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Mercer Genesis 8-Inch Short Bolster Chef''s Knife
    Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
    I started doing a lot more cooking during the quarantine. Or maybe instead of cooking, I should say "cutting raw ingredients and heating them in the oven to make them edible". My signature dishes are chicken, steak, and roasted vegetables. You heard me right: vegetables. It... See more
    I started doing a lot more cooking during the quarantine. Or maybe instead of cooking, I should say "cutting raw ingredients and heating them in the oven to make them edible". My signature dishes are chicken, steak, and roasted vegetables. You heard me right: vegetables. It turns out they taste pretty good when you roast them and add a little bit of seasoning.

    Previously, I had a very cheap chef serrated knife that I bought from the grocery store. Food preparation involved a lot of vigorous hacking and sawing. At some point it dawned on me that my knife was super dull and it was dangerous to be using my other hand anywhere in its vicinity. So I put on my consumer hat to find the perfect chef''s knife. After some research, I decided to avoid getting a knife with a full bolster or serrated edge because of the potential to interfere with sharpening. I decided that a Japanese style knife would likely be too expensive. For German-style knives, something like a Wusthof would also be out of my price range.

    The Mercers eventually stood out because they are a respected brand, and have some highly rated offerings at budget price points. Specifically, it was between this knife (the Mercer Genesis) and the Mercer Millennia. I chose the Genesis because of the forged construction and full tang, so it has a more premium look and might be more durable over time.

    The difference between the Genesis and my old knife has been like night and day. Out of the box, the Genesis was like a freaking light saber; anything I threw in front if it, it cut with barely any effort. I became even more worried about cutting myself than I was before, so I try to be extremely careful whenever I am handling it. The handle is very comfortable, and the weight feels very well balanced. The blade has a high quality look to it, and shows no signs of rust or discoloration so far. Along with the knife, I picked up a cheap honing steel, and have been using it every time I use the knife. After about a month of daily use, the edge is still very usable but not as light saber-like as it was initially. At some point, I''ll pick up a set of whetstones and have a go at them.

    So far I am very pleased with this purchase. If you are looking for your first real chef''s knife, I would say to definitely consider Mercer''s lineup:
    - the Genesis if you can justify spending around $40.
    - the Culinary Renaissance looks to be even a little nicer at around $50.
    - the Millennia at around $20.
    - the Culinary Ultimate is currently around $12 if you''re really hard up.

    There are a large number of other highly rated (and very nice looking) alternatives on Amazon under $40 if you are less concerned about brand recognition.
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    David
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Best Value Ever...This Coming From an Experienced Chef
    Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021
    I have worked in professional kitchens for over 20 years and have used more kinds of knives than I can remember. Forged, stamped, cheap, expensive, American, German, Japanese, carbon, stainless, etc. I bought this as a go to kitchen kitchen knife to use at work, knowing... See more
    I have worked in professional kitchens for over 20 years and have used more kinds of knives than I can remember. Forged, stamped, cheap, expensive, American, German, Japanese, carbon, stainless, etc. I bought this as a go to kitchen kitchen knife to use at work, knowing that it will get abused, dropped, left with wet, acidic foods on it and so on. I have been very impressed with how this knife functions. Steel is on par with more expensive knives, does not stain, holds an edge well, hones easily. I absolutely love how this knife is shaped, especially that it has no bolster.

    Now I read through some of the negative reviews and it seems that many people have an unrealistic view of what a knife should be capable of. You will need a honing rod and eventually it will need to be put on a whetstone. It is not a cleaver so don''t go chopping bones with it.

    If this knife can handle heavy restaurant use than it can easily handle home use. The negative comments are from people who don''t know how use use and care for a knife. Also, I prefer the santoprene handles as they allow a better grip when using gloves when having to deal with slippery blood or fish.
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    Ron Cross
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Align your expectations with the price you’re paying
    Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
    This is the first professional knife I’ve ever purchased. I went looking for an entry level professional knife, so I didn’t expect a $200 knife for $20 bucks. I have to consider too that I have nothing to compare it... See more
    This is the first professional knife I’ve ever purchased. I went looking for an entry level professional knife, so I didn’t expect a $200 knife for $20 bucks.

    I have to consider too that I have nothing to compare it to except what I’ve read in my research regarding how sharp a professional knife should be.

    That said, this knife wasn’t as sharp as I expected it to be out of the box.
    Don’t get me wrong, it was still much sharper than anything I had. But after reading so many reviews describing it as super-sharp I thought mine was “kinda sharp” when judged by the standard of a professional knife.

    I was questioning my own judgement here (after all what do I know) until I bought another Mercer knife; a boning knife.

    There was a definite difference in the level of sharpness on that knife out of the box vs my new Chef’s knife. It was much sharper. Others have had similar complaints in their reviews so this seems to be a slight quality control issue with Mercer.

    Cutting veggies with it is easy enough but they do stick to the blade-something else I wasn’t expecting. I don’t know, I just thought the pro stuff didn’t do that. Also I do think I would have been more comfortable with the 6 inch knife. So consider going smaller it’s your first knife, or if you have smaller hands.

    Other than that I think it’s a good purchase for the price. It’s priced as and entry level knife and that’s what it is.

    Two negatives:
    First, I think a super-sharp professional knife should come with some kind of sleeve. This one doesn’t so I had to buy one.

    Second, a professional knife should ship well protected. This knife came in a plastic bag, basically. Not much protection and definitely not much of a first impression. And the cheap price isn''t a reason to justify that since Mairico ships every one of their products in a nice box, all a price points very similar to Mercer. I''d like to see Mercer up their game in that regard.
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    Amazon Customer
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Rust spots!
    Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2019
    Not happy at all! Knife already has rust spots along the blade.
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    Rinu
    3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Don''t buy, it''s not that good
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2020
    Not as good as I was hoping. Lost sharpness immediately and we had to resharpen but it has to be said that resharpening it did make it very sharp again and it was easy to do. Not that easy to work with as it''s quite thick, so to slice something like onions, I have to lift...See more
    Not as good as I was hoping. Lost sharpness immediately and we had to resharpen but it has to be said that resharpening it did make it very sharp again and it was easy to do. Not that easy to work with as it''s quite thick, so to slice something like onions, I have to lift it up very high.
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    Joe
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Great Value Knife
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021
    This is a very reasonably priced knife, to improve much in the quality you have to spend twice as much. Having no bolster means it''s far easier to sharpen. Would highly recommend it.
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    D. Tilly
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Good value, sharp and we''ll made
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 21, 2021
    Sharp out of the box, well balanced, comfortable handle and appears to hold its edge well.
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    Pranab
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Sharp knife and well balanced
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2021
    its sharp, easy to use, balance is ok.
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    L. Gregory
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Love this knife.
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2019
    Lovely sharp knife. Easy to use and glides nicely. Not had to sharpen yet but is a very good blade.
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