Many Rada Cutlery customers grew up with our knives being used in their homes or their grandparents’ homes.
Our knife company started back in 1948 selling only three knives – the Slicer, Steak / Utility and Regular Paring. The sharp blades was the feature that people loved but it was the silver brushed aluminum handle that made them visually recognizable. Often people simply referred to Rada Cutlery as “the silver handle knives” and that remains true today.
Rada Cutlery’s product line has grown a bit since 1948 and we now have a full assortment of kitchen knives but also cooking utensils and cutlery gift sets. In addition, customers can select from our cookbooks, quick mixes, and stoneware as well. Another change is that we also now offer a second handle style for the knives and utensils – the black stainless steel resin handle.
All of the products that we manufacture have always been 100% Made in the USA. Our factory is located in Waverly, Iowa and we have sold over 132,000,000 pieces of cutlery in our 64 years in business.
Below are some of the memories Rada customers have shared with us:
“My mom has had your knives in her kitchen for as long as I can remember and I LOVE them. Now that I have my own home I need to get some of the best knives I know about.” Butler, Pennsylvania
“I grew up with your knives, my mother belonged to the Stars years ago and they sold them, love them still!!” Clearwater, Florida
“My Grandmother used to buy one thing at the Waterloo, Iowa Cattle Congress every year, a Rada paring knife! She loved her Rada knives.” Siloam Springs, Arkansas
“My grandmother had been using the knives for many years and the choppers. We would love to sell these in our outfitter store also. There is no better cutlery than Rada.” Burlington, North Carolina
“I have used Rada knives for 50 years. None better! My Grandmother had some, on down to my mother and aunts. High quality, dependable!” Columbus, Ohio
“I grew up with these knives… now I’m starting up a retail store and had a friend ask me if I would be selling these… my response was…‘oh yes, would love to get info on those knives… those are the knives my Mother always used!’” Leon, Iowa
“My grandfather gave my mom one of these knives when I was young and she used it to peel potatoes and other things. A few years ago I found a person selling them and I bought a tomato slicer, one like my mom’s. I love these knives. Great Product.” Mount Carmel, Tennessee
The employees of Rada Mfg. Co. are proud of our reputation for remarkable cutlery, service and value! If you grew up with Rada Cutlery being used by your parents, grandparents or another relative, please consider sharing your memory by leaving a comment below.
Find Rada Cutlery Locally!
Rada Cutlery doesn’t just run in the blood of countless home cooks across America, but in local businesses that thrive by offering our products to their customers. It’s our commitment to ensuring everyone has access to our products that led us to create our Shop Local program, which allows Rada fans to search a convenient map in order to find nearby resellers.
The Best Way to Fundraise!
Since 1948, Rada Cutlery has been the partner of choice for tens of thousands of fundraising groups each year! Churches, schools, civic organizations, charities, sports teams, and more find that by offering their supporters Rada’s amazing products at a great value, they can easily meet or exceed their financial goals. Each sale makes an astounding 40% profit, and our customer service is second to none!
Rada Cutlery: Made in the USA!
Rada Cutlery is based out of Waverly, Iowa, in the heartland of the USA. Since our founding, we’ve prided ourselves on being a loyal part of American industry. Because of this, everything we manufacture is made entirely in the USA, from design to materials to production.
Watch the video below to learn about how our skilled workers make our products unbeatable!