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Read the reviews about Mercer knives being good starter knives and saw one of the knives on Sortedfood so thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately it arrived with a chipped blade (which appears to possibly be poor manufacturing). Hopefully I just got unlucky.
10/10 to Amazon for a quick resolution and they've sent a replacement out within a day of reporting the issue. Will update with another review re: condition of the replacement that is sent out, hoping I'll be able to drop a 5* review as the research pointed to this being a great brand.
I have many of the Mercer "Millennia" series knifes, absolutely my favorite knives and the cheapest. I wanted paper thin cutting of vegetables so decided to try the Mercer Asian series. Horrible, no control with the knife, cuts at an angle you can't correct and stains horribly with one use of cutting zucchini. Hated it.
Super weak sauce Mercer.... Flimsy, handle feels like balsa wood. I’m not even super fussy about knives either, my go to as a full time Chef is my $110 Sakai. This knife is only slightly better than the one I spent 2 dollars on at Daiso Japanese market. Confirms - once and for all- that Mercer is a rookie knife for culinary students who don’t know any better.