The silver Brushed Aluminum handle is our classic handle style that we have manufactured since 1948. The silver Brushed Aluminum handle is made by casting molten aluminum onto the blade and then completing a series of operations to brush the handle smooth.
The black Stainless Steel Resin (SSR) handle was introduced in 2007. The black SSR handle is the same size, shape and weight as our traditional aluminum handle (same blade steel too). The black SSR handles were developed for improved performance in automatic dishwashers. For more information click on the Rada Knife Construction tab under Information.