The Heavy Duty Paring Knife truly earned its name and reputation! This is a superb knife for handling any paring and slicing job, providing superior leverage and offering more control thanks to its slightly longer handle.
Silver Handle: Item R103
Black Handle: Item W203
This one is aptly named, taking on those heavy-duty jobs with ease. Thanks to its handle length, you'll get a good firm grip while cutting. Its 3¼” non-serrated blade glides easily through all kinds of food. The Heavy Duty Paring Knife works hard, so you don't have to.
The straight-edge blade cuts smoothly through cucumbers and onions for salads, apples and pears for cobblers, and yes, even those pork chops that need to be trimmed and cut for dinner. For all the tough chores in your kitchen, this is the knife you'll reach for.
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.
This knife has two handle options. The silver handle is made from permanently cast brushed aluminum and has a satin finish. The black handle is constructed from 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 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!
Rada’s Cooking Essentials Gift Set comes with three wonderful knives, making it an ideal gift for any occasion. The Heavy Duty Paring, Utility/Steak, and Tomato Slicer covers ALL the essentials and will handle virtually any cutting task.
The Paring + Sharpener Gift Set is the ideal gift for anyone who does lots of prep work in the kitchen! This infinitely useful three-piece set includes two of our longer paring knives (Heavy Duty and Super Parer) plus a sharpener that will keep those knives going strong for infinity.
Knock it out of the park with our All-Star Paring Gift Set, which includes the complete lineup of Rada’s MVP paring knives—six knives in all! From our smallest, Granny Paring, to our largest, Super Parer, and everything in between—Peeling Paring, Regular Paring, Serrated Regular Paring, and Heavy Duty Paring. Anybody would love these outstanding performers.
The Paring Knives Galore Set is a versatile three-piece set. A Rada best seller — it is ready to take on all the fruits and veggies you can handle. In three various-sized lengths, the knives in this set allow the recipient to pare dozens of apples for block party pies, trim chicken breasts headed for the grill, and prep vegetables or create detailed flourishes for a veggie tray. For function and style, you can’t go wrong with this set. Give it a try and see why folks are falling in love with these three knives.
Rada's Meal Prep Gift Set peels, slices, cuts, trims, dices—you name it, it does it. Featuring four precision pieces—Granny Paring, Heavy Duty Paring, Super Parer, and Vegetable Peeler—making meal prep a breeze.
Rada's Pare & Peel Set may be a basic set, but it’s not basic in function. Featuring just two pieces—our Heavy Duty Paring and Vegetable Peeler—this set will be beyond useful.
"A must have in my kitchen! I cook daily for my family. This knife stays sharp. I do a lot of peeling and cutting of vegetables. Love it. I have several and love to bless family and friends with a new one often."
BLADE LENGTH 3¼"
TOTAL LENGTH 7⅛"
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.
I bought two of the heavy duty paring knives and I love them. I have always trusted the Rada brand so I was sure these knives were exactly what I wanted. I was not disappointed. Just the right size and very sharp. Makes food prep a breeze.
Love my heavy duty paring knife! Since the handle is a little heavier, it stays put in my hand, especially for vegetables with thicker skins!
Must have! Great for just about anything you need to do.
Thanks for pointing out how utilitarian the Heavy Duty Paring knife is -it can handle many cutting tasks while cooking!
Grew up with Rada knives. The Rada Heavy Duty Paring knife is no exception. Sharp with just the right weight. Love it!
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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