This eight-piece Essential Oak Block Set includes an Essential Oak Block and seven of the most useful larger knives available (the empty slots remaining give you the freedom to purchase six additional knives of your choice—steak knives or any of our paring knives—to round out your set).
Silver Handle: Item S58
Black Handle: Item G258
Rada’s Essential Oak Block Set is wonderful for any home cook or chef who wants a great lineup of essential knives ready and waiting. It features seven different knives with an almost limitless variety of uses and an attractive oak storage block to protect the blades of those knives (tossing them into a drawer can cause dings) and consequently, your fingers as well.
Ready for your own home or as a remarkable, treasured gift for weddings, housewarmings, birthdays, holidays, and more. The wonderful Essential Oak Block Set provides the tools to make cooking fun and easy for people who want to enjoy the time they spend in the kitchen.
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 of non-serrated blades, check out Rada’s Quick Edge Knife Sharpener. All pieces in this set except the 6ʺ Bread Knife and Tomato Slicer can be sharpened.
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.
The Essential Oak Block is locally made, handcrafted of 100% solid red oak and allows you easy access to 13 knives—large and small. The block protects your knives’ blades, helping to extend the life of your cutlery, and it fits with any décor.
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.
The blade of Rada's Cook's Knife is just 6¼" long, perfect for cutting and mincing while still being easy to control. Use it to cut anything from ice cream cake to meat. Now that’s versatility!
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.
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!
Our Super Parer is exactly what the name says! Our largest paring knife is one of the most useful kitchen tools you can own. With its 4⅜" blade, you can easily cut through tough veggies or a bagful of potatoes.
Feast your eyes on our Cook's Utility! Called utility because it can tackle so many different kitchen chores, this knife handles like a paring knife but with the versatility of a larger one. It’s the ideal size at 8⅝" overall with a 4¾" blade.
Our Regular Paring is Rada’s best-selling product. This handy knife’s 3¼" blade slices and pares with ease, making it a wonderful addition to meal prep. It will quickly become one of the most-used knives in the kitchen!
"The quality of the knives made by Rada is something to rave about. Coming across the product online is one of the best things one can do. This product is American made and by purchasing this great product it helps support hard working Americans. I will continue to buy the great products made by Rada and have already told friends and family about their products. You will not be disappointed with any purchase from Rada."
INCLUDES Essential Oak Block, Slicer, Cook’s Knife, 6” Bread Knife, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, Cook’s Utility, and Regular Paring Knife.
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
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.
Love my new cutlery essential oak block set. The knives are super sharp. I have used Rada knives for over 30 years and I think they are the best.
Wow!! Best knifes ever had, I believe these will be with me forever!!
We bought my mother-in-law the Essential Oak Block Set for Christmas. She's always used the paring knives, and was thrilled to receive an entire kitchen set. The set was beautiful and well packaged.
I purchased this knife set as a housewarming gift for a family member. i have used Rada cutlery for years as have many of my family members. The cutlery is great quality, affordable and easy to maintain. I usually obtain my products from a fundraiser but wanted to purchase this set direct. It was delivered just a few days after I placed my order. Wonderful service!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
Rada knives are crafted with surgical-quality high-carbon stainless steel and hand sharpened for a razor-sharp edge.
All Rada products have been proudly 100% manufactured in the USA for over 70 years.
Rada Mfg. Co. will replace any product manufactured by our company returned due to defects in material or workmanship.
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