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Made in the USA

Rada Cutlery is proudly manufactured in Waverly, Iowa. Rada Mfg. Co. has been making kitchen knives and utensils since 1948. Rada Knives are 100% Made in the USA – construction and materials – and carry a Lifetime Guarantee.

During the last 65+ years we have earned a reputation for remarkable quality and tremendous value. Our employees and their families appreciate you choosing to use Rada Cutlery in your kitchen!

Below are some pictures of Rada knives being manufactured. Between 10,000 and 20,000 pieces of Rada Cutlery are crafted each day to keep up with customer demand from Fundraising Groups, Independent Sellers and the Rada Kitchen Store.

Two hands holding a stamped bread knife blade. Rada employee casting aluminum knife handles. Ends machine sanding Rada knife handles.

Factory Tour Video

Employee interviews in the video below provide you a behind the scenes look at Rada Mfg. Co. See several stages of knife manufacturing as well as the shipping department and customer service area while Rada employees tell about their jobs.

Lifetime Guarantee

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.