The Starter Gift Set

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HANDLE COLOR
Silver (S38)
Black (G238)
ADD THE KNIFE SHARPENER $8.70

Product Highlights

This seven-piece Starter Set includes a little bit of everything—perfect for giving a kitchen high-quality multi-functionality and great taste. Whether purchasing as a gift or for your own home, this set will pare, peel, and slice through any food in the house. Put it to the test and see why this is one of our best-selling gift sets.

  • The 7-piece Starter Gift Set includes a Regular Paring Knife, Vegetable Peeler, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, Bread Knife, Cook’s Knife, and Slicer.
  • We hand sharpen super-hard surgical-grade T420 high-carbon stainless steel for a blade with maximum edge retention.
  • Knives are hollow ground to achieve and maintain a sharp edge that lasts. When sharpening is needed for non-serrated blades, it’s an easy and inexpensive at-home process with our Quick Edge Knife Sharpener.
  • Available with a choice of silver satin aluminum handle and 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 Starter Gift Set

DESCRIPTION

The Starter Gift Set comes with seven amazing knives, showcasing some of the finest products Rada has to offer! Whether the recipient is living on their own for the first time or has been married for 50 years, this gift will be treasured.

RECOMMENDED USES

Ready for your own home or as a fantastic gift for housewarmings, weddings, birthdays, holidays, and more. The ultimate selection in cutlery, The Starter Gift Set includes a wonderful variety and is a great start to any meal.

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 re-sharpened to achieve a like-new blade again and again. For easy at-home sharpening, check out Rada’s Quick Edge Knife Sharpener. All pieces in this set except the Vegetable Peeler and Tomato Slicer can be sharpened.

HANDLE

This set 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Regular Paring Knife
The Regular Paring Knife is Rada’s all-time best-selling knife. Its 3¼" blade is the ideal size for tons of cutting tasks. Nearly any meal prep will benefit from this knife.
Vegetable Peeler
Rada’s Vegetable Peeler is one of our most popular products, and simply the best vegetable peeler you can find! The 1¾" blade swivels and works well for right- or left-handed people.
Tomato Slicer
Our world-famous Tomato Slicer boasts a dual-serrated 5" blade, allowing cooks of all skill levels to make a clean, straight cut through tomatoes every time. Great for use on citrus, peppers, and heads of lettuce too!
Super Parer
The Super Parer, with its 4⅜" blade, is the largest paring knife Rada manufactures. Wonderful when cutting lots of larger fruits and vegetables and even works remarkably well when breaking down a whole chicken.
6" Bread Knife
Nothing slices all types of bread better than our 6" Bread Knife—no smashing or crumbling! This is the best bread knife you’ll find. Use it on bagels and rolls and even fibrous vegetables like cabbage.
Cook's Knife
The blade of Rada’s Cook’s Knife is just 6¼" long, allowing the gentle rocking motion needed for cutting or mincing while still being easy to control. Use it to cut anything from ice cream cake to meat. Now that’s versatility!
Slicer
Our Slicer is one of three original knives produced by Rada over 60 years ago, and it’s still going strong! An impressive 7" blade will easily carve a holiday turkey, but is equally useful when cutting a melon.

Product Specifications

INCLUDES Regular Paring, Vegetable Peeler, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, 6" Bread Knife, Cook's Knife, Slicer

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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    LB
    12/21/2020
    Louise B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Starter gift set

    I bought this set as a gift. It’s beautiful! Service was great. I do have Rada knives and I love them! I highly recommend you try them.

    EU
    12/05/2020
    Elyse U.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Starter Gift Set

    This is a Christmas gift for one of our sons. However, I have had Rada knives for over 50 years and love them! I received my first set at one of my bridal showers and they have been my "go-to" knives ever since. I've added other knives over the years and have never been disappointed in the quality!

    RT
    09/07/2018
    Robert T.

    Starter set

    Really nice set, has all the knives we need. Very sharp and the metal handles look great.

    RM
    03/25/2018
    Rick M.

    Starter Gift Set

    Excellent quality, very very sharp. Clean cuts and essy to use. My son in law is a professional chef and he loves using these knifes. I would give them the highest possible recommendation for anyone looking for a great knife, from a company that Jas been around for a long time. My grandmother and her 5 sisters all had Rada knives in their kitchens. If that's not a recommendation, I don't know what would be.





    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.