I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE RADA Brand knives. I first bought them at the State Flea Market from a distributor just to try them out. The local Junior League has always sold them at a Christmas fair, but I've never bought any until this summer at the flea market. I'm so glad that I did! This is going to be a standard gift that I give this Christmas to my mom, sister, grandmother, really anyone who cooks and cares about quality knives.
If you cook like I do (everyday), you understand that quality is a must in a good knife. I have now bought many of the RADA knives and love each and every one. This summer, I bought a tomato knife when tomatoes were in season and it sliced through tomatoes like butter...wonderful!
Honestly, the construction is wonderful, I stick them in the dishwasher all the time with no problem. I also bought the sharpener which has been worth it's weight in gold. I have the paring knife, steak knives, tomato knife, and several others. All VERY GOOD KNIVES! Buy them for yourself or for a gift...you will be happy either way!