Rada Cutlery French Chef Knife – Stainless Steel Blade with Black Resin 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. Take your chopping, dicing and mincing skills to a professional level with this chef knife. 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.
- DISHWASHER SAFE HANDLE – The handle on this French chef knife is comprised of a black stainless steel resin that can be washed in the dishwasher. Hand washing fine cutlery is recommended but the handle on this knife is dishwasher tolerant.
- 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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Rada French Chef's Knife (W231) & Chef's Dicer (W229) Bundle
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|Blade Material Type||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||stainless steel, carbon|
|Color||Black handle||Black||Black handle||Silver||Black handle||Dishwasher Safe Black Handle|
|Item Weight||—||4 ounces||4.16 ounces||—||—||6.4 ounces|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||—|
|Size||—||6.25 Inch||—||5.25 Inch||—||—|
The Rada Cutlery W231 French Chef Knife is the perfect knife for anyone that prepares meals regularly. Professional chefs use this knife everyday to create delicious meals and so should you. 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. The French chef knife has a black stainless steel resin handle that can be washed in the dishwasher. Hand washing fine cutlery is recommended but the handle on this knife is dishwasher tolerant. The handle is also offset keeping your hand and fingers clear of the blade for your safety. 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.
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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.
Not to mention this knife comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. I'm really not sure how Rada is doing it, but however they are keeping their prices so low, their quality so high, and their manufacturing domestic, I wish more companies could pick up on.
If you want a knife that is not a bank-breaking Japanese steel, but is wonderful for everyday use in a wide range of recipe applications, you can't go wrong here. I plan on getting a whole range from Rada, and I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised by their quality again.
I sharpen this knife before each use with the Rada Sharpener (Rada Cutlery Quick Edge Knife Sharpener with Hardened Steel Wheels (Designed for Rada Knives), R119)
I also highly recommend the Cook's Knife (Rada Cutlery R134 Cook's Knife with Aluminum Handle) and the Rada Pairing Knife (Rada Cutlery Regular Paring Knife, Made in USA, Aluminum Handle)
This knife showed up extremely sharp [ie. be really careful using it not to cut yourself!], and sharpening it before each use has kept it very sharp. The instructions say to only hand wash the knife. I do not follow those instruction, but put the knife in the dishwasher. As a result there are beginning to be some dark spots on the brushed aluminum handle. That doesn't really bother me, but if you want to keep your knife pristine, I'd recommend hand washing it after each use.
Overall, great knife!
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.
I love that they are smaller, I tell everyone they're like girl chef knives because they fit my hands perfectly. Trust me buy these knives, I tell everyone about these.