French Chef


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  • Blade Length 8 1/2" (Overall 13") / Blade Height 2 3/16"
  • High Carbon Surgical Quality Stainless Steel
  • 100% USA Made, Lifetime Guarantee

The French Chef knife is perhaps the most desired knife for your kitchen that we make at Rada Cutlery, a serious knife for the serious cook.


This professional chef knife features an 8 ½-inch blade, one designed with a large cutting surface and specially shaped so that it can rock to dice and mince vegetables and fresh herbs. Ask any professional chef and they’ll tell you that the French Chef knife is their most valuable tool on the job, one that home cooks who prepare top-quality meals should also consider.

Rada knives such as the French Chef are of superior quality, suitable for even cooks with the highest standards. That’s because we produce them with surgical-quality, high-carbon stainless steel blades, and hand sharpen them for a razor edge. An offset handle keeps you knuckles clear of the blade so you can prepare meals safely.

Countless customers have spoken, and they aren’t hesitant to declare this the best chef knife they’ve owned.

“I am a culinary arts professional who works at not one, but two restaurants,” writes one chef. “I use this knife at BOTH locations because it's unique properties allow me to make cuts I wouldn't ordinarily be able to make with industry standard or boutique knife blades.”

“This is the single most important piece of gear in my kitchen and I use it every day,” writes another impressed French Chef user. “ (It’s) Uber sharp, and hones well, this guy slides through just about anything. I even give it as a gift sometimes, that's how much I like it. Definitely pick one up if you're in the market.”

“This is an excellent buy. I have other Rada Cutlery and it is all good quality. I like the aluminum handle and the weight of the knife is just right for me. I will enjoy using this knife,” raved another customer in a 5-star Amazon review.

Rada Mfg. Co. has been producing America’s best cutlery since 1948. Since then, it has been used in millions of homes, as well as sold by countless fundraising groups (churches, schools, clubs and teams) to bring revenue to worthy causes. Not only is it proudly made in the USA, but it comes with a Lifetime Guarantee, meaning that this knife will be in your kitchen for years to come!

Care Instructions

(Hand Wash VS Dishwasher)

Hand washing all fine cutlery is the preferred method of cleaning because:

  1. Hand washing prevents unnecessary microscopic dings on the blades' cutting edge.
  2. Recent government mandated changes to phosphate-free dish washing detergents creates a harsh environment for metals - including stainless steel blades and in particular our silver brushed aluminum handles.
  3. Dishwashers have evolved to higher temperatures for cleansing and drying that are incompatible with fine cutlery.

Some customers choose to use the dishwasher with varying results depending on their detergent, water mineral composition and dishwasher. The combination of these factors affect the pace and degree of oxidation experienced.


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Charles V.
United States
I recommend this product


The knives I purchased were a gift foe someone that only had dull knives! Upon arrival of the gift they were very very surprised and gave me a very positive review of the knives.. The knives are really sharp and cut with ease.. Ordering by calling direct was a cinch.. The woman I talked to was extremely helpful while taking my order.. I asked about inserting a penny into the box with the knives and my gift arrive with a penny taped tp the box.. The penny is given so that the friendship will not be severed.. Its an old fashioned habit that I had heard about years ago.. I think you for your great customer service also.. Butch

Nancy. B.
United States
I recommend this product


This knife lives up to my expectations of RADA knives. Just be careful extremely sharp. Love my RADA knives. These make up to about 10 of them that I have bought love them.

Donny M.
United States
I recommend this product

Rafa cutlery

Best knives money can buy. Peelers are super good. Sharpeners are the best

Georgia F.
United States
I recommend this product

Very happy

Love my knives. They feel good in my hand and are well balanced. I use them daily for multiple cutting jobs.

Carol B.
United States
I recommend this product

French chef

I love it. It makes chopping up all those vegetables so much easier


Great Knives!

Knives are great. This is the second time we have purchased the knives as we have two places and decided to stop carrying the knives between places. We now have them in both places. However, we have not been able to find kitchen scissors on your site. Do you have any?

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