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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Coyote Brown Nylon Handles - 8848CB

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Part Number: ON8848CB
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON8848CB: RAT Model 1
Ontario Knife Company

The Model 1 features a 4-way clip position, heavy-duty open post construction, razor-sharp AUS 8 blade, full flat grind, reversible thumb stud, precision pivot screw, lanyard hole, and ergonomic handles.
  • Blade Length: 3.6"
  • Overall Length: 8.62"
  • Closed Length: 5"
  • Steel: AUS 8 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Nylon 6
  • Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Lanyard hole
  • 4-position pocket clip
  • Dual thumb studs
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Hardened stainless steel liners

UPC Code: 071721884842

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.857 (7 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Feels like a quality knife
I just recently upgraded my EDC to the Ontario RAT model 1 and couldn't be happier. I wanted a quality knife that was durable, highly rated, and had a good weighty feel. When I first opened the knife, I was impressed with the nice, solid "click" of the lock engaging. I was actually surprised at how much grip it had, even though it was nylon. Though I haven't taken it camping yet, I am sure it will hold up to some abuse. Lastly, this was the sharpest out of the box blade I have ever owned. I always hear how others buy knives that are rather dull at the time of purchase and have to put in some work to give them a clean edge, but not with this one. This only downside that I will have to get used to is opening. The pin is in a spot that doesn't offer a lot of leverage, but I can live with it. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for an over 3" stainless folder.
5 out of 5
Jan 13, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Awesome knife!
I have posted a similar review over at the 3" version of this knife as well... Purchased both this knife and the 3" version and my hubby loves them both and is please with the quality and feel. Great knife!
5 out of 5
Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 28, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Fantastic value
I own a fair amount of knives. This knife is fantastic. I love it when quality exceeds price, when you see features of higher-priced gear in a budget-minded package. This folder completely nails it. I purchased a model 1 and a model 2. While the smaller model 2 rides much smaller in the pocket, the model 1 is much easier to carry than, say, a CRKT M16-12ZE (another favorite of mine), due to its thin profile. Like to carry your knife multiple ways? This guy's got four options for clipping in, plus ambidextrous thumb studs. And the lock up on it is simply perfect. You'll find yourself opening and closing it over and over again, wiggling the blade to find flaws. You won't find a single flaw. It's smooth to open, and it wont move once locked. It locks up perfectly. The metal may not be the greatest in the world, but for an EDC, this knife is bang on. I'll be buying its estranged cousin, the ESEE Zancudo, to evaluate that against the RAT #1. It appears to be the only competitor in this price range. I strongly recommend this knife. It's a brilliant value and a great EDC knife.
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