Mercer Culinary Genesis Utility Knife, 5-Inch , M20405
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- Product Code: B000IBSNM8
Ergonomic Santoprene handle offers superior comfort and a non-slip grip, even with wet hands. Will not break down from exposure to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures
High carbon, no-stain German X50 Cr Mo V15 cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration
Precision forged construction for better strength and durability with a full tang that runs the entire length of the handle for superior balance
Taper-ground edge allows for added stability, easy honing, long lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping
NSF certified with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
|Product Dimensions||2.54 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm; 113.4 Grams|
|Item Weight||113 g|
Mercer Culinary is synonymous with high quality professional cutlery. A leader in the food industry for more than thirty years and the predominant supplier to more than 90% of culinary academies in North America, Mercer Culinary manufactures a wide variety of precision culinary tools that are crafted to exceed the demands of professional chefs. Exceptional quality materials, unique design, and dedicated craftsmanship makes Mercer Culinary the first choice for kitchen professionals and food enthusiasts.
Customer questions and answers
- How long do these stay sharp for?Most importantly you must only ever use knives like this on a wooden or soft plastic (not glass !!) chopping board ,or you will ruin them very quickly. This is not a fault of the knife as this applies to all good quality knives . This knife is made of very good quality steel so will last a decent time before it needs… see more Most importantly you must only ever use knives like this on a wooden or soft plastic (not glass !!) chopping board ,or you will ruin them very quickly. This is not a fault of the knife as this applies to all good quality knives . This knife is made of very good quality steel so will last a decent time before it needs sharpening, but this is obviously totally dependent on how often you use it - it could be one day or one year. The important point is not how long it will stay sharp , but to realize that good quality knives like this are meant to be sharpened as and when necessary . A ceramic stone of some description is probably the best option for the inexperienced , and a couple of light strokes will restore a razor like edge unless it has become extremely blunted,which you shouldn't really allow to happen in the first place . According to Mercier you should sharpen this knife at a 16 degree angle on each side. If you intend to use good quality chefs knives of any make , you must learn to sharpen them , as they are simply not designed to stay sharp for ever, but rather they are designed to be regularly sharpened. Those knives that are advertised to stay sharp forever are simply a gimmick , and you won't find one being used by any decent chef on planet Earth. Sharpening a knife is a basic skill for any chef , and a good quality life is a lifelong investment. As usual there are about a zillion YouTube videos on the subject. Hope this helps you ps I don't want to sound condescending, but if you have never used a really sharp knife like this before , please be careful , as it could cause serious mutilation . You should never need to push a good chef's knife with much force - if you do it needs sharpening. This is where the saying a sharp knife is a safe knife comes from - you should only ever be using it with a light touch,never forcing it, meaning it shouldn't suddenly fly off and remove your finger . see less
- What is the angle of the blade?Don't know about this particular knife,but I have a Mercer Genesis chef's knife which has a 16 degree sharpening angle. I found this out by emailing the company, so I am sure they will be able to tell you the sharpening angle for your particular knife.
- Country of manufactureBorneo
- Is this suitable for honing global knives?Yes, works with every knife