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

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Part Number: ON8848
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
Retail Price: $48.75
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ON8848: 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: 071721088486

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.
4.760 (50 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 14, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Great knife, great price, quick delivery
I am very pleased with this purchase. The quality of this knife far exceeds what one would expect at this price point. I use this for edc. Typically for cutting cardboard, food, string, rope, whatever comes up. I would prefer it to be a little lighter but the weight would not prevent me from making the purchase again if I needed to replace it. I really like the blade size and the flat grind. This knife really fits well in the hand and was very sharp right out of the box. I really don't have any cons, the weight thing is just my preference.
5 out of 5
Maui, Hawaii
Mar 06, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Quality Quality Quality
It is so easy to mess up a knife. Bells and whistles will be the death of most folders. The Rat 1 is all business and no bling. It makes no claim to be anything but a no nonsense pocket folder, built right. And if that is not enough it is a beautiful thing. It's a keeper.
5 out of 5
Dunedin, Other
Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
A favourite from beginning to end
Everything about this knife is amazing. I can flick this knife open without following the thumb stud all the way to the opened position, and with no help from a flick of my wrist. It also locks open very solidly for a liner locked knife (snaps across further than most) even though I'm not usually a fan of them. Although It opens quickly, smoothly, and without hassle, it won't open accidentally in your pocket or otherwise. The weight I feel is perfect, and the handle shape and size is good for my XXL size hands. Sure it may not have much grip when wet, but it beats most in that area anyway (I reckon if you complain about the grip of a folding knife when wet you shouldn't be using it for the tasks you are).The pocket clip is one of the more sturdy options I have seen and holds your pocket well, I also really like how you can put it in any of the four places on the knife. I have seen many mixed reviews about aus8 steel, and I have discovered that comparisons seem to be lost between this steel and others. In my day to day use I have found that it holds a better edge than 8cr13mov and 440a but is not quite as good as any of the super steel options such as vg10 and s30v (most testing was done on wood cardboard and a body-board made with foam and plastic). Overall quality was incredible, the blade is perfectly centred and all the materials are flush with no jagged edges (though keep an eye on the spine of the blade it feels like it may be sharp enough to cut something under the right circumstances), I am extremely pleased with this knife.
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