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  • 6-piece Genesis Collection knife block set with tempered glass block
  • Includes: 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 8-inch chef's, 8-inch bread, 6-inch boning, and glass knife block
  • Single-piece forged German steel for a high-carbon, no-stain blades
  • Black Santoprene nonslip handles with excellent comfort and safety
  • Wash by hand; made in Taiwan with European technology and components
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Mercer Cutlery

For those who take cooking seriously and believe food preparation should be faster, easier, and more comfortable, the choice is Mercer. Mercer's brands feature exceptional quality in design, materials, and craftsmanship honed to the exacting performance needs of the discriminating chef--the professional and the enthusiast.

The Genesis Series

One piece, fully forged construction sets Genesis apart from many cutlery offerings in the consumer market today. High-carbon, no-stain, German components are crafted in Taiwan using European technology, which offers you the best value in forged blade cutlery. They are true cutlery of unparalleled quality, ready for any kitchen. NSF certified.

Open Stock: Choose from professional forged cutlery in a variety of lengths. The bolster provides optimal balance and the hand-polished edge guarantees years of superior performance.

Gift Sets: Mercer's Genesis knife sets provide the innovative chef an efficient, safe, and smart means of always having Genesis fully forged, German steel cutlery at hand and make great gift items as well.

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Knife Care Instructions

The performance of your knife can be diminished if not cared for properly. Please follow these guidelines to maximize the performance of Mercer's knives:

  1. After each use, carefully wash cutlery by hand with warm water and mild- to medium-strength soap; rinse and thoroughly dry it with a soft towel.
  2. Cutlery should never be washed in a dishwasher: the intense heat and radical temperature changes may cause the handle to deteriorate; the blade edges will become dull through rubbing against each other; and caustic soap will cause staining and pitting of the blade.
  3. Cutlery should not be soaked or submerged for long periods. Chlorine and bleach products discolor and pit stain-free and high-carbon steel. If chlorine or bleach products come in contact with the blade, thoroughly rinse off immediately.
  4. Galvanic action--the transfer of electrons from one metal to another--may cause pitting on the blades. To prevent this, avoid long periods of soaking in aluminum pans or a stainless-steel sink, remove cutlery from condiments (such as mayonnaise) stored in aluminum or stainless-steel pans.
  5. Always store cutlery in a cutlery block or sheath to preserve the cutting edges and prevent personal injury.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 15 inches ; 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000IBU9FW
  • Item model number: M20000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,848 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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194 of 201 people found the following review helpful By Branden Byers on June 10, 2008
I had the chance to try cutting with the Mercer's chef knife at a local kitchen store. Compared to the Wüstof and Henckels knives, these Mercer knives are heftier with a bulkier hand grip. At first I did not like the bulkiness of the grip however I did like the weight difference. I would have purchased the knives locally, but the shop was unable to order this knife block set.

Now that I have been using these knives quiet a bit over the past week, it was definitely worth the purchase. I don't even notice the bulkier hand grip now (and it is only bulky by comparison to Wüstof and Henckels). It is my understanding that these knives are commonly used by culinary students and I can understand why. This is a professional product for nearly half the price of other knives in this competition range. In order to keep the blades sharp, I also purchased the Mercer Genesis Collection 10-Inch Honing Steel.

One thing to be aware of with the glass knife block is that the knives are removed by pulling straight up. Of course this is obvious, but unlike other angled knife block sets, cabinet clearance may be an issue for some kitchens. I had not thought of this when originally ordering and at first was disappointed when I thought it would not be possible to store these knives on the counter under cabinetry. However, this is a very sturdy steel and glass knife block. I soon realized the block does not slide when tipped. So whenever I need to remove or return a knife to the block I simply lean it forward without trouble.

Regarding another reviewer's issue with the staining of the bread knife: I have cut bread numerous times so far and have had no issue with staining.
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98 of 100 people found the following review helpful By N. Schmidt on July 4, 2012
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I buy A LOT on Amazon, and have never bothered to write a review. I just can't find the time with two small children. I was prompted however to write a review on this Mercer Knife set. I wanted to send my father a nice knife set for the holidays. I was hesitant to buy an item like this online because I could not physically check the quality. I read a number of reviews for different sets and decided on this as he has a rather small space to work with in the kitchen, and did not want a big hulking block full of unnecessary knifes he would barely use.

I took a chance and he called after it arrived to thank me and told me they were excellent quality, that he loved the space saving storage vessel. He also liked the fact he could easily see which knife he was needing to pull to use thanks to the translucent glass.

I was relieved he was very happy with his gift. It wasn't until I came to visit him this week that I remembered I gifted them. I went to make dinner and used the knifes. I absolutely love these knifes. I am so impressed I am picking a set up for myself. I paid around $150 for them for my Dad, and they are at $129 right now- and with Prime that is a steal. I am not a chef, but do enjoy my time in the kitchen. I have a couple of really nice preparation knifes but these will round out my set.

On a side note while here I was able to easily unscrew the vessel using my fingers to slide the glass out and clean it. It slides right back in and you just screw it back tight with the flat topped stainless screws atop each column. They are large enough for anyone with hand dexterity issues to grab hold of and unscrew.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 12, 2008
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These knives are of very good weight and very sharp. Definately not a cheap feel! The glass block is awsome and looks great on the kitchen counter. It is easy to assemble, and easy to clean.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Alex Malinovich on October 19, 2010
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If you've never indulged in a good cutlery set before, prepare yourself. The difference that having a good knife can make is really amazing. That's not to say that these are the best knives that money can buy. Far from it, in fact. But they most definitely are the best knives you can buy for $160.

The set includes 5 knives: a general utility knife, a paring knife, a boning knife, a bread knife, and a classic chef's knife. they're all very sturdy and well balanced. The handle is a very comfortable rubberized material that wraps around the entire handle. I usually prefer a classic handle on my knives: wood, triple-riveted, full-tang. These handles are rubber, with no rivets (though a nice little emblem on one side of the handle towards the back), and no real way to tell if they're full tang or not since you can't see how far back the metal goes.

However, they most definitely do feel sturdy and balanced, which is what really matters in the end. All of the knives have a very nice weight to them, and the glass 'block' is gorgeous to look at.

As other reviewers have mentioned, you do have to take into consideration that the knives come out straight up, so putting this under a cabinet will not work. You'll either need plenty of room above it to pull out the blades, or just not use the display stand and opt for either a classic wooden block, or a magnetic strip to hold the blades.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By JRazor on December 17, 2012
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I needed to replace an old set of mis-matched knives that have been living in my kitchen for nearly 8 years. Apart from a good Henckels Santoku and a Global carving set, I didn't have any good knives. And as nice as the Henckels knife is, it is just not practical to use for every occasion. so I began searching and it seemed my choices were either to drop $400 on a 3-4 separate knives to build a kit, or go with a 25 piece Ginsu set for $49.99 ("Call now and we'll throw in 18 more knives!"). Neither option was very attractive to me. While I like to cook, I recognize that I don't really "need" the best of the best to cook my family dinner, and I knew if I went the cheap route, I'd be cursing myself in about two months once the edges lost their luster, or the blades bent while slicing an apple.

What I wanted was 4 or 5 knives that were well made, durable and could hold an edge. So after some comparison shopping, I came across the Mercer Genesis set. I had never heard of Mercer before (always sniffing my nose at anything not from the big 5 or 6 German/Japanese brands). I saw that this was their middle-of-the-road line. A line that makes appearances at cooking schools as the students' day-to-day tools. What's more, the price was right and the attractive glass "block" would be a huge upgrade from the chipped and tired looking wooden block I've been using (and god knows what kind of bacteria were growing in it). So, I ordered and thanks to Prime, they arrived 2 days later.

After about a month of use: Wow! These knives are sharp! And are appropriately heavy with a full tang. They are very well balanced, and I love how this set has a knife for every purpose. From slicing tomatoes, to chopping chicken, to peeling an apple, they do it all.
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