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Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set, Tempered Glass Block
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- 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
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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From the manufacturer
These precision balanced, weighted knife sets will not slide or move if bumped or tipped.
Precision forged German steel knives.
High carbon, non-staining German steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Forged knives are made from a single piece of steel that is strengthened by rearranging its molecular structure through heat. The result is a cutting edge that stays sharp longer and is easier to maintain.
Find the right knife quickly and easily.
Glass see-through windows makes it easy to find the right knife. Santoprene non-slip knife handles offer superior grip whether hands are wet or dry. Santoprene won't break down when exposed to oil and withstands all temperatures. Each knife has a bolster for more strength and balance, resulting in better handling, and protection for fingers. Remove knives by pulling straight up.
NSF certified knives.
NSF is a global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions. It's a highly respected independent organization that has rigorously tested and certified that Mercer Genesis knives have met their standard for safety, quality, and performance.
Excellent Quality and Value
Having a good knife makes food prep a joy. These Genesis knife sets are great for smaller kitchens, or for chef's who want to upgrade to professional grade quality. The precision craftsmanship of these knives will bring years of enjoyment to any kitchen.
A brand you can trust.
Mercer 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 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 the first choice for kitchen professionals and food enthusiasts.
Six-piece set includes:
- 8” Chef Knife
- 8” Bread Knife
- 6” Boning Knife
- 5” Utility Knife
- 3.5” Paring Knife
- Knife Holder
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The best handle in forged cutlery. A perfect blend of modern technology and finely crafted German steel.
A supplier to the vast majority of cooking academies, Mercer Cutlery offers the Genesis Collection of kitchen knives to provide professional quality to the home chef. Comfortable, durable, and efficient, Genesis knives feature fully forged, single-piece blades made from high-carbon, no-stain German steel. Their taper-grind edges are polished by hand, and their substantial bolsters provide helpful balance. Black nonslip Santoprene handles make Genesis knives comfortable and secure in the grip, improving efficiency and safety in the kitchen.
A handsome collection with a modern look, this 6-piece set includes five of the most popular Genesis knives and a striking tempered glass knife block. Designed to stand upright on the counter, the block holds the 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 8-inch chef's, 8-inch bread, and 6-inch boning knives. The knives are displayed as visibly as they would be on a magnetic strip but without exposed blades. All knives in this set are made in Taiwan using European components and technology. They should be washed by hand for best results and carries Mercer's one-year warranty. --Emily Bedard
What's in the Box
6-piece set includes five of the most popular Genesis knives and a tempered glass storage block. Knives included are: 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 8-inch chef's, 8-inch bread, and 6-inch boning knife. 6 items total.
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This is what you have to be careful of, however:
1. They measure MORE than 14" in height, when measuring the set from bottom of stand to top of knife handle (see pics 1-2)
2. If you have low cupboards like me, you cannot remove the knives with one hand, you'll have to tilt the stand with one hand while grabbing the knife with the other
3. Same as above to put knife back in
Take a look at the knives with the comparison against the height of a roll of paper towels and my Wusthof set, the standard wooden block that allows you to pull the knives out at an angle, thus requiring only one hand.
1. The handles are very grippy, just awesome
2. The set looks fantastic and draws a lot of attention
3. No rust on the metal yet
4. Stand is easy to clean, as long as you don't put wet knives in, which will cloud the inside of the glass
Thanks for reading my review.
The other day I went to a cooking class with my daughter in the city and had the pleasure of using the Mercer genisis knife ..-
Well balanced, incredibly sharp and an absolute work horse. On the way home I went to Amazon and looked them up. To my surprise I was able to get a great 5 piece set for only 135 dollars. They arrived today and they are amazing I bought a set for my daughter as well
GREAT KNIFES YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
First to address the customer service at Mercer. I initially had a small problem with my order
and after not receiving a response going through Amazon, I contacted the company directly.
When emailing the company I received immediate, helpful, 5 star customer service.
They went above and beyond to make sure that I was a happy customer.
A trait that is difficult to find these days. I learned that many companies do not see
the reviews posted here, and sometimes communication through Amazon to them,
(regarding a problem for example) may not even make it to the company.
That is what happened in my case. Once Mercer was aware of my issue they immediately
jumped through hoops to fix it. I admit to not being the nicest person when making
contact with Mercer as I believed they were ignoring me by not answering communication sent through Amazon, yet, they were nice to me. Proffesional.
considering my "tone".
The knives are a solid, heavy, (compared to cheap run of the mill sets), extremely sharp quality product. The handles are made of some type of rubber(?) material which assures a solid
easy to handle grip. This matters, a lot. I am not a chef by any means, not even close, but from my experience wood handled knives when wet are not only difficult to grip, but dangerous because they become slippery.
When the knives first arrive they are unbelievably sharp. After a few months they do begin to
dull a bit but I now have a knife sharpener that quickly brings them back. I'm a total novice in the kitchen so this was a learning experience. All knives get
less sharp and should be sharpened appropriately. Mercer was kind enough to educate me.
Now I see why in Game of Thrones every one is constantly sitting around
sharpening their Valaryan Steel swords. Sorry, couldn't resist :)
Others have posted questions about the glass block itself and how to clean it. One word. Easy. See attached picture. Extremely easy.
The other "issue" I have noticed posted about a lot is the height of the knives in relation to the bottom of your kitchen cabinets. Again, refer to my attached pictures for the overall "look".
When I each for a knife I do slightly pull the block forward (towards me) to remove it.
This has proved to be a non issue for a couple of reasons. One, you just get used to
doing that motion. If you place the block under a cabinet you obviously cannot lift the
knife straight up and out. However, it is not a problem at all.
Two, the glass block is surprisingly sturdy so it does not fall over as you tilt it forward a bit
to remove the knife. I'm so used to the motion now I don't even notice, it's just second nature.
I love this set. Apparently my undercabinet lighting has effected my pictures as they actually look
more "shiny" from a distance in person. A clean, updated modern design as opposed to the big old wood block ones.
And the quality is top knot here. Well worth the price! Would make a great gift too.
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