Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Somewhat tactical EDC
I purchased this knife after buying an Ontario RAT 1. I carry the RAT 1 at work as a utilitarian knife. I have fallen in love with it and wanted to purchase another one to carry all the rest of the time. When I saw the Utilitac II knife I thought it would be a great tactical carry and great work horse for every day carry. I have had it now for over a month and have finally come to grip with it. It is a good knife; however I still like the RAT 1 better. The RAT seems to deploy smoother and with slightly less effort. I had to put some oil on the Utilitac knife straight from the box and work the action a couple hundred times to get to break in. I also attempted to loosen the screw which didn't help. After playing with it non-stop for several days it now deploys smooth. As for a tactical folder...it's ok. The drop point design with bevels cut on the top end of the blade help in with piercing however the handle is slightly shorter than the RAT and ends up be a little uncomfortable for my size of hand (Large Size Glove is a snug fit). It cuts very well too. However, again…the RAT 1 seems to pierce just as good with the different blade design. Overall the knife is very sturdy, great lock up, super sharp blade, and looks tough. The paint on the blade is crap, just like the RAT, but I kind of like the worn look of it after some use. Decent knife but NOT better than the RAT. For the price you won’t be let down. Hope this helped your decision.