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Mercer vs Victorinox

murph909 | Oct 13, 2011 08:32 AM

So I had another thread on here, but I am now stuck on these two brands and wanted to get a thread going just on these two.
I am looking for my first knives. I have got the decision down to the Victorinox Fibrox and the Mercer Genesis. I love the appearance of the forged Genesis line, and they have good reviews online, but not a lot of reviews. The appearance is lacking in the Fibrox line, but I have experience with them from work (fillet knives and 14 inch cimeters to cut fish up). I know the Victorinox will sharpen/hone easily, and can take a ton of abuse and still work wonders, but I have no experience with the Mercers.

So I am wondering if anybody has used either or both, and what they like/dislike. I also want to know how the Mercer Genesis holds up as far as staying sharp/ease of sharpening/honing. If the Mercer can be as easily sharpened and get just as sharp as the Victorinox, I will definitely go with that. If they lack, I will go with the Fibrox.

Thanks

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