Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set Review



Welcome back to knife planet today I have a brand new article for you about a brand that I have been waiting to review for quite some time now , the Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set, Tempered Glass Block , Mercer is a well-respected brand specially in the cutlery world which is why it’s important to give it its due review , the brand has been in business for over 30years and that is clearly evident from the attention to detail . With the Genesis set being its current premium product, details vary according to their offering.

This trusted brand of the industry experts Is the main supplier for 9 out of 10 top cooking institutions in North America alone.

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About the Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Set

If you are looking for a professional knife block set which doesn’t break your bank I hope this review recommendations are what you are looking for because trust me it is something I would personally consider. High carbon, non-staining German steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Forged knives are made from a single piece of steel that is strengthened by rearranging its molecular structure through heat. The result is a cutting edge that stays sharp longer and is easier to maintain. 

Durability and balance

These knives are forged by incredible precision using German steel. This kind of quality in construction ensures that your knives will remain rust & corrosion free, as well not succumbing to a discoloration that cheaper brands tend to be afflicted by. I can assure you these blades are strong. But you must take care of the set as in spend time cleaning it and keeping it honed so they lay longer. Although since they are partly forged using carbon steel you can use them for years and they will still end up looking like they were just taken out of a fresh packaging.


Very nice Ergonomic Santoprene material that feels simply amazing in hand. Full tang is generally the preferred style of both professional chefs and amateur knife wielders around the world. The reason being the added stability it offers. Although the Mercer com w with an extra heft reason being a better balance and control to each movement, which works well when it comes to filleting meat and fish where you would require accuracy and strength.

Set includes 

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Bread Knife
  • 6″ Boning Knife
  • 5″ Utility Knife
  • 5″ Paring Knife
  • Knife Holder


The knives are displayed as visibly as they would be on a magnetic strip but without exposed blades. All knives in this set are made in Taiwan using European components and technology. They should be washed by hand for best results and carries Mercer’s one-year warranty.

  • Ergonomic Santoprene handle offers superior comfort and a non-slip grip, even with wet hands. Will not break down from exposure to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures
  • High carbon, no-stain German: X50 Cr Mo V15 cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration
  • Precision forged construction: for better strength and durability with a full tang that runs the entire length of the handle for superior balance
  • Taper-ground edges: allows for added stability, easy honing, long lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Sharp
  • Well balanced
  • Affordable
  • Precision-forged, providing immense strength and durability
  • Long term durability


  • Glass block can look dirty if not cleaned regularly
  • May not suit small kitchen counters due to upright block design 

Final Thoughts On The Mercer Culinary Genesis Knife Set

So, what is the verdict? I really liked this set it’s well balanced and was as sharp as claimed by the brand, only time will tell if it remains sharp, but I have read of people using this set for over 5 years and claim it still looks brand new. On amazon the brand offers different block variants for people like me who wouldn’t prefer a transparent block solely because it can look dirty if not maintained regularly. But it is a great set and offers good value for money. The brand is also well known and a good start for any chef just trying to find a good foothold in the culinary industry or amateur cooks who want precision in every cut.


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