Cook's Utility

165 reviews
HANDLE COLOR
Silver (R140)
Black (W240)
ADD THE KNIFE SHARPENER $8.70

Product Highlights

One of our Top 10 best sellers, the Cook’s Utility will quickly become an indispensable part of your kitchen. You’ll find it’s efficient like a paring knife with capabilities you might otherwise find only in a larger knife. It’s a fun little knife that will surprise you with personality.

  • We meticulously hand sharpen super-hard surgical-grade T420 high-carbon stainless steel to a razor-sharp edge.
  • Knives are hollow ground to achieve and maintain a sharp edge that lasts. When sharpening is needed, it’s an easy and inexpensive at-home process using our Quick Edge Knife Sharpener.
  • Available with a choice of silver satin aluminum handle or black resin handle.
  • Handles have a built-in finger guard to protect fingers while cutting.
  • Backed by our Lifetime Guarantee: Rada Mfg. Co. will replace any product manufactured by our company returned to us due to defects in material or workmanship.



The Extraordinary Value of The Cook's Utility Knife

DESCRIPTION

Called “utility” because it is perfect for so many different cutting applications, the medium-sized Cook’s Utility knife is a sleek little gem that maneuvers like a paring knife with the versatility of a larger one.

RECOMENDED USES

The Cook’s Utility Knife easily cuts through anything from shallots and sausage to garlic and guava. This handy knife glides through bones when cutting up a whole chicken, cuts root vegetables for stew, and halves grapes for salad. Use your imagination and have a little fun in the kitchen.

BLADE

To assure our customers get the best knives available, all Rada blades are crafted from surgical-quality, T420 high-carbon stainless steel for a lifetime of durability then hollow ground for incredible sharpness. Designed with frequent use in mind, non-serrated, hollow-ground blades can be easily resharpened to achieve a like-new blade again and again. For easy at-home sharpening of non-serrated blades, check out Rada’s Quick Edge Knife Sharpener.

HANDLE

This knife has two handle options. The silver handle is made from permanently cast silver brushed aluminum and has a satin finish. The black handle is constructed from black stainless steel resin. Both are incredibly durable and fit beautifully into any kitchen décor.

AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING GIFT SETS

The Starter Set Part 2
The Starter Set - Part 2 is an incredible seven-piece set that includes the best kitchen knives on the market. Impressive as a stand-alone set or it can be added to The Starter Gift Set to create an amazing larger set. Regardless of the gift-giving occasion, this set is a winner!
Chef Select Set
Our Chef Select Set combines serious knives for the serious kitchen, although every home should include these three knives! Our Cook’s Utility, Cook’s Knife, and French Chef Knife will get down to business and create a chopping frenzy, while the offset handles keep knuckles safe. Often compared to Japanese santoku knives, this set of knives will create gift set envy, if such a thing exists!
Cook's Choice Set
The Cook's Choice Set includes two of Rada’s most useful knives—our Cook’s Utility and Super Parer—making this the set any cook would choose. Size and safety, form and function, USA made—these knives have it all!

Product Specifications

BLADE LENGTH 4¾"

BLADE HEIGHT 1¼"

TOTAL LENGTH 8⅝"

BLADE MATERIAL Surgical-Quality,
T420 High-Carbon Stainless Steel

BLACK HANDLE MATERIAL Molded Resin

SILVER HANDLE MATERIAL Cast Aluminum

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION USA

PRODUCT WARRANTY The Lifetime Guarantee

Ready to Last a Lifetime

  • A dull knife is a dangerous knife! Keep your blades sharp. When Rada’s high-quality non-serrated blades need sharpening, there’s no need for a professional knife-sharpening service. You can do it yourself in a matter of seconds with the modest but oh-so incredibly effective Quick Edge Knife Sharpener.

  • Rada recommends hand washing all fine cutlery. Hand washing prevents microscopic dings on a knife blade’s cutting edge, eliminates the harsh environment created by a dishwasher’s high temperatures and abrasive detergents that will negatively affect its handle, and ultimately extends the life of the knife.

    While Rada’s black handle knives and utensils are more dishwasher tolerant than the silver handles, hand washing is still recommended.

    It boils down to this: When knives last a lifetime like Rada Cutlery knives do, you want them to remain in tip-top condition so you can enjoy them for a lifetime.

  • Since 1948, Rada Cutlery has been crafting knives that stand the test of time. The hand-sharpened, razor-sharp edge of the surgical-quality, T420 high-carbon stainless steel blade ensures that durability reaches our customers...for a lifetime of use.

    Every one of our products is handcrafted in the heart of the USA, with materials only from America. Our strong heritage and Midwest values assure dependability you can believe in and sharp good looks you’ll be proud to have in your home.

    Outstanding knives. Exceptional value. That’s the Rada way.

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    W
    01/08/2021
    Wessel
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love these knives!

    The knives are perfect in size. I'll never use another brand.

    LG
    08/14/2020
    Linda G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Cook's Utility Knife

    Where has the Cook's Utility Knife been all my life? This a a smaller knife but handles like one of the large professional knives the TV chefs use. I've been a Rada user for years and years and just like all the knives, this one doesn't disappoint!

    DL
    07/17/2020
    Deeon L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love it!

    I bought one of the Cook's Utility knives and found that it was the only knife I wanted to use. I then ordered two more!! This is a wonderful knife and I love it!

    SS
    04/25/2020
    Susie S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Cook's Utility

    This is a handy sized knife perfect for chopping onions and garlic when you don't need the bigger knife.





    FAQs

    What are the three handle styles?

    Silver. Our silver permanently cast solid brushed aluminum handles with a satin finish were the “originals,” dating back to post-WWII (1948), when manufacturing of non-war-related products began in earnest.

    Black. Our black handles are made from stainless steel resin and were introduced in 2007 to offer more choices to our customers. This handle is also more tolerant of dishwashers.

    Anthem Wave. In 2019, another black handle was introduced. Called Anthem Wave, it has an ergonomic grip and is slightly longer and larger than our other handles, great for people who prefer a bigger handle.

    What’s the best way to care for Rada cutlery?

    The best way to care for all fine cutlery is to hand wash and then dry immediately. Hand washing eliminates the harsh environment created by a dishwasher’s high temperatures and abrasive detergents, prevents microscopic dings on the blades’ cutting edge, and helps protect your knives from corrosion, ultimately extending the life of their finish. Caring for your knives properly assures they’ll remain sharp and in great condition for a lifetime of use

    What makes Rada knives so special?

    Every Rada Cutlery product is 100% American made, from raw materials through construction. Always have been; always will be.

    Our knives are crafted with surgical-quality high-carbon stainless steel and hand sharpened, giving every Rada knife a razor-sharp edge.

    All non-serrated Rada knives can be easily resharpened when needed, to achieve a like-new blade again and again.

    Every product manufactured by Rada Mfg. Co. is GUARANTEED FOR LIFE from defects in material or workmanship. Our craftsmanship is topnotch, meaning you’ll probably never need this guarantee, but if you do, we’ll be here for you to honor our promise.

    Our products last. Families often pass their knives from generation to generation. The low price you’ll pay for that kind of quality is remarkable!

    Can this product be used with both hands?

    Hooray! All Rada knives (as well as the Quick Edge Knife Sharpener) and utensils can be used by either right- or left-handed users equally well. Our Cheese Knife has special features designed to work its best when held in the right hand. However, customers have told us they use the knife with their left hand without issue.

    Every serrated Rada knife and “cutting utensil” is made using the BEST type of serration for its intended purpose. Non-serrated blades are hollow ground on both sides for ultimate cutting and slicing.

    How is the Quick Edge Sharpener used?

    Simply grip the sharpener’s durable nylon base at the end furthest from the wheels with one hand and pull a knife blade between the wheels of the sharpener at a slight upward angle using the other hand; repeat four to six times. This works equally well whether you hold the sharpener with your left hand (logo is facing you for “righties”) or with your right hand (logo is facing away from you for “lefties”). Now, carefully wipe off the blade to remove any metal shavings and you’re done!

    The secret is in the Quick Edge Knife Sharpener’s dual steel wheels, which intersect to sharpen both sides of a knife blade at the same time. The specially hardened, high-carbon stainless wheels ensure that blades reach their sharpest point with only a few passes

    Why Rada?

    Rada Mfg. Co. has been manufacturing cutlery in the Midwest since 1948, selling more than 170 million knives since that time. Every product is 100% made in the USA, from raw materials all the way through construction.

    We started out in a small facility producing just six products and three gift sets, several of which are still in production today. We’ve come a long way since then and offer 125+ products from knives, utensils, and gift sets to kitchen tools, food mixes, and recipe and gift books.

    Through the years, Rada has remained strong, with this goal at the forefront: providing outstanding knives at an exceptional value that everyone can afford. Because sharp knives shouldn’t be a luxury.

    Rada also helps thousands of fundraising groups raise money for their causes through our Fundraising Programs and provides an opportunity for individuals and small businesses to sell and profit from Rada products through our Reseller Program.