Product Comparison: Mercer Culinary Millennia vs Victorinox Fibrox (5.2003.22)

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General Specifications
Mercer Culinary
Fibrox (5.2003.22)
About the Product
With unparalleled performance, Millennia knives are designed with innovative features to meet the demands of today's professional chefs.
Finest quality Swiss professional knives, the result of over 100 years experience. This Victorinox cooks knife has a high quality razor sharp stainless steel blade with a unique anti-slip nylon Fibrox handle.
Key Specs
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Blade Material
One piece high carbon, stain-free japanese steel
High-carbon stainless steel
Blade Length
8 in
8.66 in
Half tang
Half tang
Bolster free
Bolster free
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Stainless Steel Chef's Knife, Yellow
  • The knife is well balanced and solidly made, Its steel blade is rigid with very little flex.
  • Good quality knife, with a well shaped handle and good length of blade.
  • The blade is made from high carbon, stain-free steel and is all in one piece so it is firm to hold. I really love this kitchen knife and look forward to many hours of happy chopping.
  • The knife cuts very well, only a small comment that bred tend to leave marks on the blade due to the steel material as opposed to ceramic.
  • Very sharp though I did notice the blade dulling after about an hour of use.
Victorinox Fibrox (5.2003.22) Straight Edge Carving Knife with 22 cm Blade
  • I spent a lot of time looking around at articles and reviews and for an all-round general purpose kitchen knife you won't find better at this price range. Highly recommended.
  • The blade is deeper than most chef knives, allowing for a more natural cutting position, and less strain on your wrists.
  • The blade has a very smooth polished finish that helps you glide through food easily.
  • You get full use of the blade because it does not have a bolster.
  • Lovely sharp smooth edge, allows nice rolling action for dicing/chopping.
Size & Weight
0.98 in
1.97 in
7.83 oz
3.52 oz
17.48 in
11.81 in
4.13 in
1.97 in
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Stainless Steel Chef's Knife, Yellow
  • A light knife that does the job, well weighted and good value.
  • Nice chefs knife, sharp and has a decent weight to it for cutting thick or larger items.
  • Lovely knife, not expensive but certainly feels expensive, easy to hold, blade feels a good weight, and it’s very sharp, highly recommended.
  • Solidly made with a good weight and nice edge. Out of the box, this is surprisingly sharp, so watch your fingers.
  • A great knife! Perfect weight for general purpose, and exceptional value.
Victorinox Fibrox (5.2003.22) Straight Edge Carving Knife with 22 cm Blade
  • The knife is a little on the light side, which I think is good, because maneuvering is less exhausting.
  • 8,5 inch blade is a good size for most applications in a professional kitchen, some people like their main knife to be a bit longer, but I found this one a perfect size.
  • It has stayed sharp after many uses, it's light and very pleasant to use.
  • I use it on daily basis as an universal do-all knife and find it very ergonomic, lightweight and just the right size and blade profile for all uses.
  • A very light knife, a bit light-ish for my taste, but it's a personal preference.
Block Included
Number Of Pieces
Handle Type
One-piece ergonomic, non-slip
One-piece ergonomic, non-slip
Handle Material
Santoprene® / Polypropylene
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Dishwasher Safe
Protective finger guard, Easy edge maintenance, Rapid sharpening
Lifetime Warranty, Ideal for carving all kinds of meat, Plain sharpening
What customers say about "Features"
Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Stainless Steel Chef's Knife, Yellow
  • The handle has a lovely grip and is made of rubbery material so that it doesn't slip, even when your hands are wet.
  • Rubber handle is lovely and grippable, both grip and blade wipe clean, no dramas.
  • Great handle and good balance for tricky maneuvers. Plastic black handle easy and comfy to hold.
  • The rubberised handle is ergonomic and great to hold and grip, although its doesn't look as fancy as a wooden or resin handle.
  • The blade itself is perfect, but, the handle is way too chunky, making it awkward to hold.
Victorinox Fibrox (5.2003.22) Straight Edge Carving Knife with 22 cm Blade
  • Very sharp and ergonomic knife. I've already cut my fingers and it wasn't for the purpose of this review.
  • The plastic fibrox handle has an excellent medium sized grip (good for small or big hands) that is very sanitary.
  • Great shape, comfortable to use in a busy kitchen, very happy with the purchase.
  • The handle won't win a beauty award but it is non-slip and very functional, won't split, and is probably indestructible unless left on direct heat.
  • This is a fine extremely sharp good value knife with a great blade but the textured plastic handle.
Warranty / Certifications
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