Rada Cutlery French Chef Knife – Stainless Steel Blade with Aluminum Handle Made in USA, 13 Inch
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- PROFESSIONAL CHEF KNIFE – This French chef knife will be arguably the most used knife in your kitchen. This multi-use knife will take your chopping, dicing and mincing skills to a professional level. It has an 8-1/2 inch blade and measures 13 inches overall.
- STAINLESS STEEL BLADE – This French chef knife has a surgical grade, T420 high carbon stainless steel blade. It is hand sharpened creating a razor sharp edge. You’ll cut through vegetables and herbs effortlessly.
- BRUSHED ALUMINUM HANDLE - You’ll absolutely love the look and feel of the permanently cast, solid brushed aluminum handle. The handle is offset keeping your knuckles clear of the blade. Handwashing recommended.
- AMERICAN MADE CUTLERY – Rada Mfg. Co. is located in Waverly, Iowa and has been manufacturing cutlery in the USA since 1948. Our mission is all about “providing our customers the best value of kitchen knives for their dollar.”
- HASSLE-FREE LIFETIME GUARANTEE – We stand by our craftsmanship. Rada Mfg. Co. will replace any product manufactured by our company returned to us due to defects in material or workmanship.
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|Blade Material Type||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Color||Silver||Silver||Black handle||Silver||Black handle||Black|
|Item Weight||—||4 ounces||6.7 ounces||—||4.16 ounces||0.62 lb|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Size||8.5 Inch||6.25 Inch||—||5.25 Inch||—||8 Inch|
The Rada Cutlery R131 French Chef Knife is the perfect knife for anyone that prepares meals regularly. This French chef knife will be arguably the most used knife in your kitchen. It is specifically designed to be used for many cooking tasks. You will chop, slice, dice, mince and peel like a professional chef. It is specially shaped so it can rock, which makes mincing and dicing a breeze. The longer blade means you can effortlessly cut larger fruits like watermelon or cantaloupe. The surface area is great for crushing garlic too. It has an 8-1/2 inch blade and measures 13 inches overall. This chef knife’s blade is crafted from surgical grade, T420 high carbon stainless steel. It is hand sharpened creating a razor sharp edge. You’ll cut through meats, fruits, vegetables and herbs effortlessly. You’ll absolutely love the look and feel of the permanently cast, solid brushed aluminum handle. The handle is offset keeping your hand clear of the blade for your safety. This French chef knife has to be hand-washed. It cannot be washed or dried in the dishwasher. Rada Mfg. Co. is located in Waverly, Iowa and has been manufacturing cutlery in the USA since 1948. Our mission is all about “providing our customers the best value of kitchen knives for their dollar.” We stand by our craftsmanship. Rada Mfg. Co. will replace any product manufactured by our company returned to us due to defects in material or workmanship.
Top customer reviews
I bought this knife off of a recommendation from a friend, and, when I saw that they were as cheap as they were, I was skeptical that it would have a place in my kitchen. I have knives from Henckels, Messermeister, Mercer, Victorinox, and so on, but, out of the box, this knife won me over quickly. I did a quick push cut on a piece of paper and it glided through with ease.
For more practical routines like cutting peppers and onions, this knife excelled just as well as any other knife in my collection. I can't speak to edge retention at the moment due to it still being a new purchase, however, right now I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Compared to other budget knives, I think this should be the clear choice.
The only drawback for me is the handle. I have the brushed aluminum handled and it took some getting used to. The best I can say about the handle is that it is sturdy and can be adapted to. It's a different feel from other knives, but its not a deal breaker at all.
I do wish I had a some kind of packaging for the knife. The knife came in a cardboard sleeve from Amazon, and I really wish I had a box with the Rada logo on it for my collection. Nonetheless, I think this is a solid knife to have for beginning cooks, home cooks, and so on. I know it'll be in regular use at my house.
It's outstanding. It has a flexible blade, sharp as hell and very light yet well balanced in my hand. I ordered a couple more of them today. One for a backup for my cooking set, another for a gift. When I really love an item I like to give one away for someone else to love too.
The primary problem is blade thickness. Even when sharp, they are too flexible for many uses. While a flexible boning/filleting knife is fine, a chef's knife or other general-purpose utility/chopping/cutting knife needs to be rigid for functionality and safety. Try breaking down a butternut squash with the heaviest Rada knives and you'll see what a problem this is.
I also do not care for the feel of the aluminum handles. They are rough. They might be OK if you cook with greasy hands since they would not slip easily. Not a big deal but they don't feel like a quality tool. Also, due to the light/short handles and thin blades, the balance of most knives isn't good.
Still for the price of one "good" forged knife, you can buy a set of Rada knives that will let you perform most kitchen tasks. I'd gladly pay double for these knives if they made the blade twice as thick. Oh, and the Rada knife "sharpener" isn't a true sharpener. It replaces a steel for truing an edge, but it is not putting a new edge on a knife like a whetstone.