Essential Oak Block Only

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The Essential Oak Block is a vital part of your kitchen, protecting your knives from damage that can occur when they’re simply tossed into a drawer. With 13 empty slots to hold your favorite large and small knives, Rada’s Oak Block is a beautiful addition to any kitchen.

  • Locally made, handcrafted, 100% solid red oak block.
  • Allows easy access to 13 Rada knives, large and small.
  • Extends the life of your knives by protecting the blades.
  • Non-scratch “feet” protect your countertop and hold block securely in place.
  • Fits beautifully with any home’s décor.

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The Extraordinary Value of The Essential Oak Block


Rada’s Essential Oak Block is locally made and handcrafted from 100% solid red oak which fits into any home’s décor. With empty spaces to hold 13 knives, the block is designed at a perfect angle, allowing easy access. The “feet” prevent the block from marring your countertop and hold the sturdy block securely in place.


Rada’s Essential Oak Block is wonderful for any home cook or chef who wants to safely store a great lineup of the Rada knives they already own or those they purchase to fill the block. By using a block, your knives are protected from being tossed willy-nilly into a drawer, which can cause dings on the blades and injure fingers. Consider it part of your knives’ (and your fingers’) protection plan.


Essential Oak Block Gift Set

The eight-piece Essential Oak Block Set includes an Essential Oak Block and seven of the most useful larger knives available—Slicer, Cook’s Knife, 6ʺ Bread Knife, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, Cook’s Utility, and Regular Paring Knife. The empty slots remaining give you the freedom to purchase six smaller knives of your choice to round out your set.

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    Gayle W.

    Essential Oak Block

    i am more than satisfied with the Block. It sits unobtrusively on my counter and keeps my knives sharp and ready to use.

    Ivana K.

    Oak knife block

    I absolutely LOVE my oak block for the rada knives. It has 10 slots plus the 6 for steak knives, and it holds all the knives I need! Would recommend these knives and products to EVERYONE!

    Joshua W.

    Excellent Product

    Everything Rada is excellent craftsmanship and the Oak Block is no different. The Rada Cutlery Essential Oak Block looks great and is perfect for your Rada knives.

    James A.

    Great product!

    I purchased the oak block to safely store my RADA knives. I have been a fan of RADA since I purchased a set of paring knives from a fund raiser about 10 years ago. After receiving the block in the mail, I put my set in it. Not only does it protects my knives, but also protects my hands. I can't believe how well it showcases the knives on my countertop. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone who enjoys preparing meals.


    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.


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