About Rada Cutlery

Rada Cutlery is 100% American Made – raw materials and construction. Rada Mfg. Co. has made and sold over 150,000,000 knives since 1948, earning the reputation for remarkable cutlery, service, and value.

Buy the best high carbon, stainless steel. Through the years the lessons we’ve learned have been simple:

  • Machine the blades to a razor sharp edge.
  • Ship orders within 48 hours.
  • Charge a fair price.
  • Treat our customers as we ourselves would like to be treated.
  • And never lose sight of our desire to make cooking easier and more fun.

As it turns out, it has been a recipe for success.

Guaranteed for Life

Rada Mfg. Co. will replace any product manufactured by our company returned to us due to defects in material or workmanship.

Our silver brushed aluminum handle cutlery should only be hand washed and dried immediately. Our black stainless steel resin handle cutlery may be hand washed or placed in a dishwasher. Proper washing and care will maximize the beauty and performance of your cutlery.

Care Instructions – Hand Wash vs Dishwasher

Hand washing all fine cutlery is the preferred method of cleaning because:

  • Hand washing prevents unnecessary microscopic dings on the blades’ cutting edge.
  • Recent government mandated changes to phosphate-free dishwashing detergents creates a harsh environment for metals – including stainless steel blades and in particular our brushed aluminum handles.
  • Dishwashers have evolved to higher temperatures for cleansing and drying that is incompatible with fine cutlery.

Some customers choose to use the dishwasher with varying results depending on their detergent, water mineral composition and dishwasher. The combination of these three factors affect the pace and degree of oxidation experienced.

Rada Knife Construction

Rada Cutlery products are 100% American Made in Waverly, Iowa. Our employees manufacture thousands of kitchen knives and utensils each day. Below are some pictures of Rada knives being manufactured.


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