About Rada Cutlery

Rada Mfg. Co. is located in Waverly, Iowa and has been manufacturing cutlery since 1948. Rada Cutlery has earned the reputation of being remarkable. Our employees live our mission of “providing our customers the best value of kitchen knives for their dollar.”
Rada Cutlery products are 100% American Made — from raw materials through construction. Rada Mfg. Co. is able to continue our Made in the USA manufacturing because our committed employees strive each day to ensure efficiency and eliminate waste. This is done at every stage — manufacturing, packaging, order-processing and shipping.
Rada Cutlery is used in millions of homes every day. Fundraising Groups of all varieties (Churches, Schools, Civic Clubs, Teams, and Youth Groups) have always been the largest seller of Rada Cutlery with over 19,000 groups selling last year. Rada Cutlery is also sold by Independent Sellers such as a wide variety of owner-operated stores; at shows, festivals, fairs and flea markets; and via the internet. The Rada Kitchen Store web site and catalog are available to people who do not have easy access to a fundraiser or reseller.

Rada Knife Construction

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 15,000 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.


Tour Video

Employee interviews in the video 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.

Contact Us

We are interested in what you have to say! Please select the appropriate link below:

Request a Catalog
– Ask to have a catalog sent to you.

Product Suggestion
– Share your ideas for a new or modified knife or utensil.

Other Comments
– Ask questions or share information with Rada Mfg. Co.


Rada Mfg. Co.
PO Box 838
Waverly, IA 50677


1-800-311-9691 or 1-319-352-5454
(available 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday)


1-800-311-9623 or 1-319-352-0770
(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Live Chat

(available 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday)



Employees with 25+ seniority.

Employment Opportunities at Rada Mfg. Co.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Rada Mfg. Co.

Rada Mfg. Co. is a leading manufacturer in aluminum handle cutlery and kitchen utensils. We have been in business since 1948 supplying product of superior value to our customers which enhances our position of providing a stable place of employment for our employees.

Rada Mfg. Co. offers a variety of employment opportunities. We seek to hire, develop, and retain those individuals who are highly motivated to add value to our company’s continued success.

Drug-Free Workplace
It is Rada Mfg. Co.’s policy to achieve a drug-free work force and to provide a workplace that is free from the use of illegal drugs and controlled substance abuse. Screening tests for illegal drug use is a pre-employment requirement and is also randomly carried out during employment with our company.

Rada Mfg. Co. offers a competitive wage and benefit package. We think you will be pleased at what we have to offer you as a coworker. Our benefit package includes:

  • A generous wage plus incentive pay for production workers
  • A comprehensive health insurance package
  • Paid Life and Short Term Disability insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Section 125 cafeteria plan
  • AFLAC supplemental insurance policies
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Roth 401(k) Plan
  • Up to 5 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid personal days
  • 9 paid holidays including one floating holiday
  • Student Educational Grants for employees’ children
  • Weekly, quarterly, and annual bonus programs
  • Seniority awards and bonuses
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program/cost sharing membership fees to qualified wellness/fitness centers

Employment Opportunities
Rada Mfg. Co. is accepting applications. Applications can be picked up in person at Rada Mfg. Co. or you may use the link below to print it yourself. Also, please read the Pre-Employment Drug Testing Policy at the link below.

Job Openings


Pre-Employment Drug Testing Policy

Rada Mfg. Co. Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously

This privacy notice covers what we collect from you when you visit our website and what we do with this information once we receive it.

The information we collect & how we use it

We collect information from our customers when they fill out the order form and place an order on our site. This information includes both personal (such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) and financial (such as credit card number). This information is gathered into our customer service database that allows us to process your credit card and order. We have a third-party company that processes your credit card. Credit card information is fully encrypted and we follow PCI regulations.

Other information we gather includes page requests (URL requests), time of your visit, your IP address, operating system, Web browser software, and other non-personal information. This is used to track site usage to give us data to drive future design enhancements.


We use secure connections (i.e.- “Secured Socket Layers” or “SSL”) on our web sites to protect personal information — including your credit card number — during its transmission. This is accomplished by encrypting the transmission of all data so that only your browser and our server can view it. No credit card information is written or stored on the web server. All authorizations are done live through the SSL and then that data is encrypted on to our main server behind the security appliances.

We also make use of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that can be stored on your computer so we can identify you. The type of cookies we use are called “session cookies” and are not stored on your computer after you close your browser. These cookies enable us to keep track of your shopping cart.

Communications you may receive from Rada Mfg. Co.

You will receive an e-mail confirming that your order has been received by us and again when your order ships. We may e-mail or call you with questions regarding your order or information. However, we do not make any telemarketing calls. We may also email you to share news or offers but you would have the opportunity to opt out should you desire.

Questions or comments

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy notice, please e-mail us at CustomerService@RadaMfg.com.

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