Raadvad, or Rådvad is a neighbourhood in the Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality, by the Mølleåen, in the middle of the Dyrehaven. It was originally a small industrial town, built around a waterwork, the Raadvad Mølle.
The Raadvad factory
The place has given its name to the Raadvad company, which was founded in 1758 with the name Raadvaddams Fabrikker. The company produces mostly kitchen equipment, and is well known in Denmark for its knives. After the First World War, it changed name to Raadvads Knivfabrikker and, for a period, it produced exclusively knives and bread-cutters. In the 1970s, the company moved to Brønderslev, and is now a part of the Fiskars group.
- Jan Møller, Mølleåen, Forlaget Cicero, 1992. ISBN 87-7714-108-3.
- Bondebyen, a similar neighbourhood, also in the same municipality, but of agricultural, rather than industrial, origin, and (nowadays) much more central