- Ergonomic handle
- Japanese steel
- Finger guard
- Curved profile
- Multiple colors
The Mercer Millennia knife is great for everyone, having a synthetic handle and a curved blade that is excellent for a wide variety of delicate tasks.
Construction: This boning knife by Mercer Culinary has a blade made out of high-carbon Japanese steel. It is extremely sharp and hard and is stamped out of a single piece of steel rather than forged. The handle is made of a combination of Santoprene and polypropylene and comes in various colors. These multiple colors can allow you to color-code your knives in order to keep the knives used for the different types of meat from getting all mixed up. The blade is 6 inches in length, is very thin, and has a curved profile.
Function: The extremely sharp and thin blade of this knife has just enough flexibility that you can manage delicate tasks with it, e.g. deboning chicken wings or removing fish skin or making delicate fillets. The curved blade gives you just the right angle to reach places that would be difficult to get to with a straight blade. The steel is stain-resistant and is of such a quality that it gives you an edge that retains itself for quite a bit.
The Santoprene+polypropylene handle gives you comfort and durability at the same time as the material molds to your hand and is also very sanitary since the completely synthetic construction doesn’t allow any mold to grow on it, as is sometimes the case with wooden handles. Also, it has a textured finger-guard so there is minimal chance of your fingers sliding onto the cutting edge.
Cleaning and maintenance: Mercer Culinary doesn’t want you to wash your knives in the dishwasher. Even though the handle is not wood and thus not prone to water damage, the heat will most certainly damage the synthetic material. Just wash the knife with warm water and mild detergent, dry completely so it doesn’t rust, and store safely in a sheath or a block until you need it again.
- Curved blade reaches everywhere
- Enough flexibility for delicate work
- Synthetic handle is sanitary
- Ergonomic grip
- Comes in a lot of colors
- Not dishwasher-safe