Wusthof 4860-7 7" Santoku Hollow Edge Knife vs. Mercer Cutlery M20707 7" Forged Santoku Knife - Granton Edge
One of the most important investments of any professional chef is going to be in their knives. A knife can do a lot of things and it is one tool that a chef could not do his or her job without.
Of course knowing this and trying to buy professional knives can be somewhat of a chore. There are many types, sizes and brands on the market today; and it can be difficult for even the best chefs to choose which knife they are going to be able to rely on every day in the kitchen.
While much of buying a professional knife is personal preference, that's not to say that some brands don't perform better than others. We're going to go over two of these brands and their knives today: Mercer Cutlery and Wusthof.
Mercer Cutlery M20707 Genesis Santoku Knife
Wusthof 4860-7 Santoku Hollow Edge Knife
Mercer has long been producing well made high quality knives that many professionals choose over other brands. They have made a top quality and well made product in their 7" Forged Santoku Knife with a Granton Edge.
The Granton Edge on this Asian style knife allows for the quickest and easiest cutting, making it a true workhorse in the kitchen. While Santoku knives are generally used for slicing, dicing and mincing Asian vegetables and foods, they are quickly becoming a popular choice in Western kitchens as well. Thanks to the Granton edge on this Mercer Cutlery version, it works beautifully on everything because the design ensures a quick release of all types of foods. Made of stainless steel with a polypropylene handle, this NSF certified knife is comfortable to use and easy to rely on every day you're in the kitchen.
One of the top rated makers of knives and cutlery in the industry, the German cutlery maker Wusthof also makes a 7" Santoku knife that has a hollow edge that is comparable to the Mercer. The hollow edge on the high carbon stainless steel blade allows you to slice thin or soft slices with absolutely no sticking. It has a soft-poly hand that makes it super comfortable for everyday use in a strenuous kitchen environment. NSF certified, this knife makes an excellent choice for an everyday knife to use for all of your chopping and dicing needs.
It's important to note that while both of these companies make excellent products, and these knives in particular are outstanding, when you are buying a knife to use as an all purpose everyday chef's knife, much of the decision is going to come from personal preference. Everyone has different needs, hand sizes, and comfort levels, and while one knife might work perfectly for one chef, it may not be right for another. For this reason it is best to know what you are buying before you buy and to test out your knives in person before making a purchase. There is not much that is worse than using the wrong knife everyday because you listened to a recommendation from someone else and got the wrong thing. To learn more about Mercer Cutlery, Wusthof, and any other Professional Knife please call our customer care team toll-free at (866) 506-3048 and we'll be happy to help.