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Mercer Culinary Granton Edge Slicer

Last updated: August 20, 2021


Safety is top priority with this carving knife, which not only has a slip-resistant surface but also includes a finger guard. The Japanese steel blade is perfect for slicing your meats extra thin. You'll also get a limited warranty and a blade that resists rust.

We looked at the top Carving Knives and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Carving Knife you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The slip-resistant handle and protective finger guard on this carving knife will keep you safe while you're preparing food.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Mercer Culinary Granton Edge Slicer placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With unparalleled performance, Millennia knives are designed with innovative features to meet the demands of today’s professional chefs.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

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

With a combination of Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for longevity, the Mercer Culinary Millennia’s handle has the slip-resistance you’d expect from a professional model at a fraction of the price. The Japanese steel blade is razor sharp, too.
The ergonomic handle is durable and very functional.
As this is a high carbon blade, it keeps a razor-sharp edge which is particularly helpful when needing to slice meat thinly and uniformly. It is also suitable for commercial kitchen use as it has been NSF certified.
The straight edge can easily be sharpened and honed, but the Granton bevels allow for smooth slicing through just about any food.
The thinness of the blade and 17 degree bevel angle allows you to cut extremely accurate, straight lines. We’ve made it pretty clear that we are big fans of the granton grooves which help you avoid the blade sticking while slicing brisket.
It’s dubbed the Granton Edge Slicer, thanks to its well defined and extra sharp blade. The blade of the knife is made from Japanese steel and looks premium to both look and touch.
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The knife feature non stain Japanese steel that razor sharp straight from the box. The steel blade has high resistance to rusting, corrosion and discolouring. The edge on the knife is very sharp and this makes cutting and chopping tasks easy ones.
An ergonomic handle makes it easy to use for long periods of time. It features a combination of Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for durability.
The ergonomic handle is very durable and highly comfortable. It is made of polypropylene which is very durable and also the textured finger points make the knife slip resistant, secure, give a better grip.
This knife is the only knife of our top four list that is NSF certified. Further, the manufacturer company provides the lifetime warranty with this knife.
Its finger points are textured, providing resistance to slipping with better grip, while also having a protective finger guard to prevent you from cutting your fingers.
Since slicing knives nowadays mostly share similar blade features, I love how the Mercer focused on making a better handle while maintaining superior and competitive edges. The ergonomic handles with textured finger points make cutting easier and more secure.
The granton grooves provided on the knife provide you with a smooth slicing experience and ensure that the knife does not get stuck on the fatty parts of the meat.
The handles made of polypropylene and imprinted with finger points. One thing is for sure you will not cut your fingers off with the blade as it has a protective finger guard.
The thin, stainless steel blade offers Granton-style edging to minimize sticking by collecting self-lubrication pockets of fat in the blade while slicing.
The 14 inch blade is constructed from Japanese stainless steel. It will never corrode, discolor or rust. The blade also features divots which stop any meat from sticking.
The Mercer Millenia Granton-Edge Slicer Knife is a quality stamped steel knife with a whopping fourteen inch blade suitable for slicing brisket or just about any cut of meat you can throw at it.
The knife is light so I can’t be so tired in slicing for hours.

What reviewers didn't like

Gets blunt easily. Requires sharpening quite often.
As a high carbon blade, it needs honing regularly
Handle not riveted to blade.
You have to buy sheath separately.
Limited warranty.
Not suitable for washing using a dishwasher.
Not dishwasher safe.
Needs sharpening every few uses (the blade gets dull).
The consumers would like the edge to be a bit stiffer when cutting the bread.
The blade does dull faster than others.
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