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 careful...it 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.