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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.
Very disappointed... Got it in February; seemed very sharp at first, but became very dull only after a few uses... I was very careful not to cut anything hard with it (only used it with Salmon, Tuna and Eel). Two months later and i can't even slice Salmon for sashimi pieces, it's that dull... I knew it would get dull eventually, but not after only 4 or 5 uses... Oh, and the Messermeister Chef's Edge-Guard that was "advertised" as a combo set does not fit the blade... Unfortunately, it's been more than 30 days, so i am stuck both items.
This is long overdue, but felt I needed to add to my previous review... After stating my issues with the product on Amazon I was contacted by the manufacturer representative. The representative requested some additional information and after it was submitted the issue was resolved to my complete satisfaction. It is nice to know that there are still companies that stand behind their product and if there are any issues they are ready to right the situation. The product that i received is still 1 star, but the company's willingness to remedy the situation is 5 Stars! So, i would not have a issue ordering from them again. Hope it helps :)