Mercer Culinary Forged Carving Knife

Last updated: November 7, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Mercer Culinary Forged Carving Knife placed 7th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mercer Culinary Genesis 10-Inch Forged Carving Knife 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. Fitted with a generously sized and sharply tapered blade, the Genesis 10-inch carving knife is a great tool for slicing and carving hams, turkeys, and large roasts. A complement to the Genesis chef’s and santoku knives, the piece is made in Taiwan using European components and technology. It should be washed by hand for best results and carries Mercer’s one-year warranty. –Emily Bedard

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Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The knife’s handle features an ergonomic shape and is made from Santoprene for sanitary use as well as a non-slip grip. The Mercer Cutlery Genesis carving knife is NSF certified and comes with a one-year warranty.
Thanks to the tapered edge, you get deluxe stability, sharpness, efficiency, as well as easy honing. The knife is NSF certified and Mercer Culinary is an established and trusted cutlery brand that has been on the market for more than 30 years.
This is a high-carbon knife that resists stains, rust and is precisely forged for durability and strength. The knife handle is ergonomic and offers a comfortable non-slip grip for easy use.
The handle is ergonomic which tend to provide you with the best comfort while handling and prevent slipping when held with a wet hand.The handles are capable of enduring high temperature and will not be affected by the kitchen oils as well.
Expertly balanced for an economy of movement.
The taper-ground edge provides stability, long-lasting sharpness, increased efficiency when chopping or cutting, and easy honing. The tang adds great balance.
The Mercer Culinary Genesis carving knife has a sturdy design and will not be affected by exposure to kitchen oils, or hot and cold temperatures. Also, it has a substantial bolster which strengthens it, making it more durable.

What reviewers didn't like

May need to be sharpened more frequently than more expensive knives.
In rare cases, the knife may have a slight bend to it.
A little unwieldy.
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