Essential Oak Block Set

69 reviews
HANDLE COLOR
Silver (S58)
Black (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.

Our 7-piece set includes some of the most useful knives available, with six empty slots for you to add your favorite small Rada Paring Knives or Steak Knives. The Oak Block can also be purchased separately, without knives. All Rada knives are backed by our Lifetime Guarantee.

• Silver Handles (item S58)
• Black Handles (item G258)





Five-Star Gifts: Essential Oak Block Set

  • The Essential Oak Block Set features seven different knives, with a variety of uses. The blades are constructed from surgical-quality, T420 high-carbon stainless steel and hand-sharpened for a razor-sharp edge. The attractive oak block fits with any décor.

    The Slicer (7" blade, 11⅜" overall) is one of the three original knives produced by Rada—going strong for decades! From slicing prime rib to cutting up cabbage, this high-quality knife is a must-have for every kitchen.

    The versatility of the Rada Cook’s Knife (6¼" blade, 10⁷/8" overall) allows you to chop and mince vegetables and herbs, but it will also slice an ice cream cake or cut through meat.

    Our 6" Bread Knife will cut through any kind of bread, from soft loaves and buns to crusty ciabatta and French bread, without crumbling or squashing. Great for angel food cake and pound cake too!

    Rada’s famous Tomato Slicer is the perfect knife for slicing tomatoes. Its 5" dual-serrated blade allows you to make clean, straight cuts every time without squashing the tomatoes. Many other uses as well.

    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. The ideal size at 8⁵/8" with a 4¾" blade. 

    The Regular Paring Knife (3¼" blade, 6¾" overall) is Rada’s best-selling product. This handy knife slices and pares with ease, making it a wonderful addition to your everyday meal prep.

    Available in two handle finishes—solid brushed aluminum and black stainless steel resin.

    Customers who purchase the Essential Oak Block Set—for others or themselves—love it!

  • Includes: Oak Block, Slicer, Cook's Knife, 6" Bread Knife, Cook's Utility, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, Regular Paring

    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

  • Hand washing all fine cutlery is recommended.

    Hand washing Rada’s silver-handle knives and utensils 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 the finish. While Rada’s black-handle knives are more tolerant to the dishwasher, Rada recommends hand washing all fine cutlery.




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    MP
    03/14/2021
    Marcia P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Absolutely love my Essential Oak Block Set

    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.

    SS
    03/23/2018
    Stephanie S.
    Essential oak block set

    Wow!! Best knifes ever had, I believe these will be with me forever!!

    DW
    01/01/2018
    Danelle W.
    Mother-In-Law Loved It

    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.

    CM
    09/10/2017
    Cheryl M.
    Essential Oak Block Set

    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!





    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.