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The first thing I'll say is that I've been a chef for 6 years now and I haven't owned my own blades. Buying a knife is a pain in the butt because it's hard to choose without being able to hold it in your hand. That being said considering the price of these knives I figured I'd give it a chance. This is easily the best bang for your buck! The mixed high carbon and steel hasn't had to be sharpened yet, it came Factory sharp and I haven't even hit it with a steel yet. The balance is nice and the handle is good for people with shorter fingers or fat Palms. If your culinary student I absolutely recommend these knives for three important reasons, the color coding will make it easy for you to keep your knives separate from everybody else's, the lightweight but balanced feel of the knife will help stop any fatigue of a new Chef's wrist, and finally and maybe most importantly the price that you're paying for the quality that you're getting is absolutely worth it for a brand new chef. Easy five star rating and I will be a return customer
My favorite inexpensive knife line. This is the same as the Mercer Millenia series but with colored instead of black handles. It is by far the best knife buy on the market for anything close to the money, bar none. I would take it over Victorinox/Forster anytime. Just as sharp and the handles are far superior. Very comfortable and non-slip.
This knife is awesome. Balanced but light, and comes razor sharp. I've had this knife for about 2 months now and it had remained sharp as the day I got it with just a few swipes on the steel after using it.
All Mercer knives are worth buying but this one is cheap in price and you can use it to chop and bang around while keeping the more expensive ones nice. I end up using this more then any other Mercer knife I have.
I have the 8 inch and that one should be every young cook's first knife. The 10 inch has the obvious length difference, but what stood out to me is the weight difference. It feels heavier than expected compared to the 8 in and that is a compliment. It's not too heavy by any stretch and the extra weight cuts down on the fatigue I feel when chopping. It is a cheap knife and it keeps an edge like you would expect in this price range, so buy a good ceramic steel and use it often. I'm OK with that because it makes me unafraid to actually use this thing. Besides, if you need a good edge you can get one on it pretty quickly. It might just be me but I also love the blade profile.