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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Desert Tan Nylon Handles - 8848DT

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Part Number: ON8848DT
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
Retail Price: $48.51
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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.
4.667 (9 reviews)
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Yaron D
Tel-Aviv, Al
Feb 26, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Superb, neer perfection.
only 2 things can think of to improve it 1. is smoother top side of the blade (done it with spyderco sharp maker) 2. milled liners to lighten it up. very smooth to open & close most comfortable knife in hand for multiple opening & closing in my collection. SUPER FEEL IN HAND NO ROUGH SPOTS. near perfection at INCREDIBLE value for the money and then some! final thoughts BUY IT!
5 out of 5
Ontario Canada.
Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
top spec
This knife is great I bought it a month ago and it still cuts paper with the factory edge! I've been using it moderate to heavy so I was suprised. Definetly worth the money for the knife you are getting. If you want a decent medium sized folding EDC knife this will surly do the job. I'm going to pick up 2 More as gifts. Also the pocket clip is great it can be moved to 1 of 4 locations and I moved mine to the bottom left as it offers another place to put your index finger when griping.
4 out of 5
~ 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.
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