French Chef


Silver Aluminum Handle (R131)
Black Resin Handle (W231)

8½” blade 13″ overall

This beast will become your go-to knife. Chop, mince, crush, and transfer food, all with this one tool. Go on—have a little fun in the kitchen.

We’re so confident in our 100% Made in the USA products, we back them with Rada’s Lifetime Guarantee!


What is the French Chef? How does it compare to other knives?

This is a whopper of a knife and is possibly the most-desired knife for any kitchen. What makes it special is the large blade, shaped in a way that allows the user to rock it back and forth for dicing and mincing fresh herbs and vegetables.

What about the quality of Rada blades?

The hand-sharpened, razor-sharp edge of our surgical-quality, T420 high-carbon stainless steel blade ensures the durability of our knives. This specialized construction allows for easy at-home sharpening of smooth blades with Rada’s Quick Edge Knife Sharpener.

Why do I need a French Chef?

Besides looking really impressive while you wield this knife, you’ll rock out food in record time because of its large cutting surface. Got picky eaters? Crush garlic cloves and chop onion and other veggies into tiny pieces so nobody knows they’re there. Turn a bunch of fresh herbs into ribbons to liven up any dish and give it a pop of color. Then turn the knife on its side and use that large, flat surface to transfer your chopped food from cutting board to bowl without dirtying another utensil.

What handle styles are available?

This knife has three handle options. The silver handle is made from permanently cast silver brushed aluminum and has a satin finish. The traditional black handle as well as the black handle of our Anthem Wave Series is constructed from black stainless steel resin. All fit beautifully into any kitchen décor.

What knives do I need?

If you’re just getting started and don’t know what to choose, pick a paring knife, a serrated knife, and either a cook’s knife, cook’s utility, or chef’s knife – you can do a lot with those three. After you’ve mastered these knives, build on your collection.

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Batbara B.
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I recommend this product
Love it

It was sharp it cut the ham like it was butter.

Betty R.
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Great knife

I love this knife! It is sharp and seems like it’s going to hold a good edge.

Heather M.
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I recommend this product
I wish I wasn't so clumsy!

I love, love, love this knife. It is super sharp and cuts like a dream. I just wish I wasn't so clumsy because I have cut myself (minor) twice. I have several RADA knives and I suggest them to people all the time.

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French Chef Knife

Just got it yesterday and haven't used it yet, but it is what I was looking for.

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Hand washing all fine cutlery is recommended. This prevents microscopic dings on the blades' cutting edge, eliminates the harsh environment created by a dishwasher's high temperatures and abrasive detergents and helps protect your cutlery from corrosion, ultimately extending the life of their finish.

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