Every year since then I've been back and bought more knives, so that I now have almost a complete set of Rada knives, including a couple of lovely carving knives, a butcher's knife, a set of steak knives, a bread knife and many others. I'm particularly pleased with the remarkable wavy-edged carving knife which allows a super fine cut on chicken and turkey and the wide variety of paring knives of different sizes and blade shapes for every purpose.
Sadly a couple of years ago the MDI Workshop closed down, but I've kept my eyes out and have discovered other sources for Rada as well as other Rada products which they didn't carry. My current source is a booth at our local gunshow where a retired couple sell a really complete selection of Rada. But there are lots of other sources. Rada has a very active program of selling through small dealers who go to flea markets and craft fairs all over the country. The minimum purchase is only $75 which will get you about 15-20 knives which you can then resell at a modest markup and make some spending money. A great little business for retirees or anyone looking for some extra income selling a really high quality product from an American manufacturer.
Among the interesting non-knife products I've found recently are an excellent ice-cream scoop with a super-strong unbendable shaft, plus several sizes of spatulas with a similar strong yet flexible design. There's also an excellent draining spoon, a cooking spoon, a pizza cutter, the best peeler I've ver used, and many other useful kitchen tools. But in my opinion the finest of their other utensils is their extraordinary scissors. They're super sharp and incredibly strong, and the blades can be easily separated so that they can go through the dishwasher. They're actually strong enough to cut leather or tin - though I wouldn't necessarily recommend the latter.
The scissors and some of their other items - like their rarely seen hunting knife - are hard to find on the Rada webpage, but they are in the catalog. If you visit their site you'll also see that they offer most of their knives in three different handle styles, the standard brushed aluminum, a polished aluminum and a black handle made from a composition material similar to that found on traditional expensive kitchen knives. The blades are all made from high carbon T420 steel and the quality can't be beatten. And don't forget they're not expensive at all. they range in price from a $5 paring knife to a top price of about $25 for the largest and fanciest items. Rada also offers gift sets and special combinations in nice retail packaging.