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Ontario RAT Model 2 Folding Knife 3.0" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handles

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Part Number: ON8860
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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ON8860: RAT Model 2
Ontario Knife Company
The Model 2 features the same 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 as it's larger brother the Model 1 but is 20% smaller.
  • Hardened stainless steel liners
  • Dual thumb studs
  • 4-position pocket clip
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Closed Length: 4"
  • Steel: AUS 8 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Black FRN
  • Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Weight: 2.7 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 071721088608

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.
4.828 (29 reviews)
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Northern Virginia
Apr 03, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
great for edc
I already owned a rat 1 and really liked the knife but I found that if was just a little too big to carry most days. The rat 2 is a perfect for light duty edc (every day carry). One of my favorite edc knives is the spyderco delica, but this knife gives the delica a run for its money when you consider the price difference. Sure the blade material is of a lesser quality but is still a great steel. It comes wicked sharp as you would expect from Ontario. The 4 way pocket clip is near perfect and its a light knife, you'll forget you have it. The only thing I can criticize is that it has a little bit of a late lockup. It locks up tight and strong but the lock bar is over halfway across the locking ramp (blade tang). It's not just my knife that does this. Every model has this same characteristic. That being said, its a minor thing and doesn't affect functionality. Amazing knife for the money. Buy one.
5 out of 5
Mar 13, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Weight
Very good, a little small
Nice blade (came razor sharp). Smooth, lightning fast opening one oiled. Strong pocket clip, but is too low on the knife (the knife protrudes too much from the pocket when clipped) A little too small for my hands, makes using the balde for heavy tasks and flick opening a little akward but not very much. Conclusion: Good EDC blade, would recommend.
5 out of 5
Dec 26, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
The perfect EDC as well as a way to start collecting
I mainly collect knives however I got two of these one as an edc and the other as a BNIB for collection. It opens smoothly with consistent travel from the closed to the open position meaning that one doesen't have to flick the wrist to get it to fully open but rather it glides into place with a flick of the thumb so that you dont have to shift you weight as one would when you flick your wrist (important for when you are holding something in your offhand (non knife hand). While it opens smoothly the blade is securely held in place and will not open with centripetal force as a RAT 1 would (this is due to its higher blade weight and could damage your knife) thus this is legal to import under Australia federal law as well as own under state law (this at time of writing check to be sure) while the RAT 1 is ILLEGAL import under federal law. A four position pocket clip is always a big plus as I'm left handed and like the option of carrying it blade down or blade up. AUS8 steel is a good one will keep an edge and is more than adequate for a knife of this size. Will keep an edge for good amount of time depending on use and more importantly allow a sharper edge to be gained which would be pointless on a cheaper steel as the cheaper steel would dull very very quickly. It comes out of the box very sharp and am most satisfied with it. Handle material is nylon which works well on this knife allowing okay though not perfect in very wet environments although considering the cost it does not detract from the knife and for people who do not work in wet environments it aids in the removal from the pocket as it doesn't grip the inside of the pocket. The knife clip holds the RAT 2 securely inside the pocket and can be used to help grasp the knife when opening and once open does not make it uncomfortable to hold in the hand (on top of this you have four positions so you can tailor it or even just remove it if you desire). Overall i would say for its cost is an outstanding knife and would defiantly recommend this to anyone looking for an edc knife. If one would desire a slightly larger blade then consider the RAT 1 which is the bigger brother of the RAT 2 with the understanding that RAT 1 are ILLEGAL to import into Australia while the RAT 2 is legal to import into Australia (at time of writing read and make yourself aware of the law at your time of purchase).
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