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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Desert Tan Nylon Handles

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Part Number: ON8848DT
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON8848DT: 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: 071721884811

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.
4.571 (7 reviews)
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~ Serpent Lord ~
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 11, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Blade Material, None
My 2nd RAT-1
I had previously purchased one in OD/black finish. I thought having one with almost opposite colors would be cool. It is. Handle color looks more white in the picture than it actually is though. It really is tan. I'm really going to be critical of the RAT-1 in this review. Overall, it's a good knife for the money and remember, I bought two. NOT an EDC unless you're a hunter/skinner/similar tough use; too big and too heavy for that. I just wish they gave you a thicker blade. If I was digging inside of an elk and was trying to cut and pry off skeleton I'd be could snap. Maybe that's not this knife's intended purpose? I think Ontario should make one like that(heavier) and then also one sized more for the EDC crowd. That market is getting crowded for sure, but I think a RAT model would fit in. It's a great time to be a knife collector! Usable blade on these is more like 3 1/4". Most importantly: please, please skeletonize the liners Ontario!!! If you're afraid of weakening the pivot area then just don't go so closely there. This knife would be a 10 out of 5 if they did that. I know! More labor intensive = more cost.
5 out of 5
Warrenton, Oregon
May 08, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: None
Now that's a knife!
First impression was the overall quality of the knife. Already own CRKT, BUCK, and KERSHAW knives. ONTARIO easily matches them. (or perhaps they match ONTARIO quality) Little heavier than some EDC knives but those few extra ounces give you a rugged and hard working tool. Good blade steel (AUS-8), nice finish, very sharp, easy to open with a flick of the thumb, has a good feel and fits the hand vey well, locks up tight, and easy to breakdown for cleaning. That's a lot of knife at a very reasonable price. Actually bought a second one to put in the tsunami bugout bag.
4 out of 5
Sean M
Sep 05, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Weight
Excellent Folding Bushcraft Knife
The only thing that makes this knife a 4 out of 5 stars is the weight. It's pretty heavy compared to a Benchmade AFO or similar knife, but lighter than a Buck 110. It comes extremely sharp out of the box, can be adjusted to carry tip up in the right or left pocket, and opens well one handed with either hand. The real winner for this knife is the price - I bought one and tried it out and was so satisfied that I bought three more to keep in the drawer for future gifts. The only thing I woud change is to have blaze orange colored handles - orange is easy to find when you drop it and makes the knife less threatening to people who are afraid of knives (which seems to be more and more the case these days).
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