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Old 02-17-2021, 07:32 PM   #1
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Just my opinion on Mercer knives

Americas Test Kitchen rated a Mercer bread knife as a best buy. They typically do a good job and will consider price. I bought one, my girlfriend is an incredible baker and it gets used often. When I wanted a breaking knife for trimming briskets for the smoker I bought another Mercer. I decided to get another Mercer chef's knife to fill in the order (Webstaurant.com has good prices, but have a good list since shipping is a bit high, IMHO) they have all been excellent knives. I run the breaking knife and chef's knife across a whetstone every couple weeks. Will put them up against my Zwilling Pro knife ($150 from Sur La Table) any day of the week. Webstaurant.com and Katom.com sell Mercer. Just me two cents.

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Old 02-18-2021, 05:13 AM   #2
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I don't have the knives, but I have purchased several nice items from the Webstaurant Store.


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Old 02-18-2021, 08:40 AM   #3
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What is breaking knife?
You are what you eat.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:25 PM   #4
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A breaking knife is for breaking down primals and is similar to a scimitar.
If we're not supposed to eat animals, then how come they're made out of meat?
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Old 02-21-2021, 04:45 AM   #5
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Those style knives just feel weird to me.

I run across them every once in a while at the thrifts. Not sure if I have one, might have to look and see. I think I might have a carbon steel one.

Knowing what it is used for may make a difference.
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