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Mercer knives. Any thoughts

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Has anyone ever heard of, or used, Mercer knives? Thinking about the below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mercer-Profesiona...

Matt

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  1. Nothing special about those knives in that kit. Just about the same as Dexter. Mercer is sold alot in CIA schools. Which that kit looks like.They are ok quality.

    1. I have some of the Mercer knives in my school kit - the 2 slicers and the boning knife pictured there. It looks like most of those are the stamped Millenium line, but the chef's knife and the paring knife are from their heavier, forged line (can't remember the name). I've only had the chance to use the Milleniums, but I like them - lightweight, take a decent edge, etc. Good, inexpensive knives.

      1. I have a mixed set of Mercer knives. The most important knives (8 and 10 inch chef's and the paring ) are the forged Genesis series. The rest are the stamped Millenia series.They are all made of German steel and are very sharp and tend to stay that way. The handles are comfortable, the balance is good and they fit me very well. I can't believe knives of this quality sell for what they do. They are truly professional grade and are used by culinary schools and professional chefs. They may not be a household name but they can certainly hold a candle to the likes to Wustof, Henkels, Shun etc.