Mercer Culinary Nakiri High Carbon Steel Vegetable Knife, 7-Inch

Last updated: August 4, 2022

Mercer Culinary Nakiri High Carbon Steel Vegetable Knife, 7-Inch

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Product Details

In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Mercer Culinary Nakiri High Carbon Steel Vegetable Knife, 7-Inch placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mercer Culinary Genesis 7-Inch Forged Nakiri Vegetable 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. Borrowing from Asian kitchen craft, this Genesis 7-inch usuba cleaver features a rectangular blade for super thin slices and precise control over hard vegetables. A complement to the Genesis chef’s, carving, 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

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

Also, with its non slip grip built, you can chop and cut the vegetables even with wet hands.
This knife is superbly balanced with Bolster that also strengthens the integrity of the knife. It is also available with a short bolster to meet individual preferences for balance and handling for the perfect vegetable knife for any food preparation task.
The ergonomic handle is Santoprene, which- among other things- is flame retardant, resistant to harsh chemicals and oils, and maintains its color. It also provides a non-slip grip.
It is one of the most affordable knives out there.
Highly resistant to damage from kitchen oils and rust

What reviewers didn't like

Should be hand washed only
Some had minor issues with rusting after a bit of use.
Not suitable for chopping or slicing meats
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