Product Comparison: Mercer Culinary Genesis M20000 vs Mercer Culinary Renaissance M21940

General Specifications
Mercer Culinary
Mercer Culinary
Genesis M20000
Renaissance M21940
About the Product
Having a good knife makes food prep a joy. These Genesis knife sets are great for smaller kitchens, or for chef's who want to upgrade to professional grade quality. The precision craftsmanship of these knives will bring years of enjoyment to any kitchen.
High carbon, no-stain German cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. One-piece precision forged construction and a rounded spine gives every Renaissance knife superior strength and durability. Taper-ground edge allows for added stability, easy honing, long lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
Pieces Included
3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 6-inch Boning Knife, Knife Holder
8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 6-inch Boning Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, Knife Holder
Knife Types
Parer, Utility, Chef, Bread, Boner
Parer, Chef, Bread, Utility, Boner
Blades Material
High carbon, no-stain German X50 Cr Mo V15 cutlery steel
Superior High Carbon Stain Free German Steel
Handles Material
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mercer Culinary Genesis M20000 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set
  • It's a good set. No doubt. I have had these knives for about 3 months now, so I have enough experience with them to make a claim. They cut wonderfully, from very large and firm vegetables to steak to cheese.
  • This set of knives looks nice and takes up a minimal amount of space. I learned you can actually also take it apart to clean each part individually.
  • This set has been a great step up for me from those cheap block sets available at the big box retailers. Definitely worth the extra cost and care needed to preserve the sharpness of the blades.
  • I have previously bought this set for myself over a year ago and they are still very awesome sharp and high quality knives. This time around I gifted it to a family member and they indeed love because they previously had bought a knife set from I believe Chicago brand and they were dull and rusting.
  • These are exellent knifes, Germán forged steel and a good sturdy synthetic handle, they come pre sharpened, sobbed careful with them they are extremely sharp.
Mercer Culinary Renaissance M21940 6-Piece Board Magnetic Knife Set
  • The knives themselves are really nice. This is my second set of Mercer knives. They are very sharp and are high quality.
  • This german steel feels great, cuts like a scalple. Worth the money for how bad ass this steel is. Full tang, classic feel. Never enjoyed cutting on a wood board so much.
  • This knife set was exactly what I was looking for, for a long time. I wanted a less bulky block set with only the pieces that I would actually use on an everyday basis. All my other block sets had so many pieces that we never used and the knives were not sharp as they should have been.
  • This knife set was a gift for our son along with the 7" forged knife. After reading reviews and research this set was my choice. I like the new look of the glass holder vs the old wood block, which is still great.
  • Very pleasing to look at in the kitchen. We have a very small kitchen. so this set fit perfectly while still providing what we needed for cooking.
Size & Weight
15 in
4 in
4 in
9 in
10 in
13 in
8.1 lb
11.42 lb
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black, Block - Transparent
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Cabinet Type
Magnetic Board Stand
Handles Design
One-piece forged
Knife Block
Tempered Glass
Elegant leaflet acacia wood
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Hand wash
Limited Lifetime Warranty, Polished by hand taper-grind edges, Precision forged German steel knives
Razor Sharp, Long Lasting Taper Ground Edges, Full Tang One-Piece Construction, Delrin® Handles, Limited Lifetime Warranty, Shortened Bolster for Sharpening Ease
What customers say about "Features"
Mercer Culinary Genesis M20000 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set
  • The handles are very grippy, just awesome
  • Stand is easy to clean, as long as you don't put wet knives in, which will cloud the inside of the glass
  • Stand breaks down and is easy to wash while maintaining somewhat modern look.
  • The stand is very modern nicely designed. I like that is glass so you can see everything. Like it's floating. Just a perfect set up will recommend
  • Only one small issue - they stand "Tall" so you cant really take out the longer knives without bumping into bottom of cabinet assuming they are on kitchen counter. no big deal though - just tip it forward.
Mercer Culinary Renaissance M21940 6-Piece Board Magnetic Knife Set
  • On use I was amazed. These things are sharp, heavy, and balanced.
  • It's very clean looking and the knives were sharp for a while before having to sharpen them.
  • The knives feel very solid and take a good edge. Even the bread knife is crazy sharp. Very happy with the purchase.
  • The chef's knife has good balance and handles well. I'm a vegetarian so I cook with lot's of vegetables, which means lots of chopping.
  • Solid handles, durable blades, and a quietly stylish holder. Highly recommend.
Other Information
Warranty / Certifications
NSF Certified

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