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Ontario RAT Model 2 Folding Knife 3.0" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handles - 8860

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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.
4.738 (42 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Feb 15, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Best bang for your buck!!!
Can't beat it!!!
5 out of 5
Kevin W.
Dallas, Tx
Feb 05, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Excellent for the price!
After reading the reviews here I decided to go ahead and get one. I must say I am very happy I did. When clipped to my pocket I don't even feel it until I need it. I am very impressed with the quality as well. Blade is centered when closed. Easy to open with one hand with solid lock up and no blade play. Sharp right out of the box. The feel of the knife in my hand is excellent. So much so that I ordered her big sister as well. Service from Knife Center, including packaging for shipping, was top notch as always.
4 out of 5
Cole W.
Phoenix, AZ
Jan 01, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material
Rat 2 - 1.5 year review
I've been using this knife as a part of my EDC rotation for over 1.5 years now, and it has served me very well. I carry it as my friendlier-looking knife for everyday use, and for in places where blade length is limited. I've carried this knife through multiple states, different backpacking/hunting trips, even to the other side of the globe. It has never let me down. This knife is ideal for general cutting, scraping, etc. uses, and shouldn't be expected to do work outside of it's design. While some knives are much beefier and can be abused/pressed into other uses like prying or batoning, this knife is not one of those. I have definitely abused this knife because of how cheap it is, I'm comfortable pressing it into hard work. I've chipped the tip from prying/using it as a screw driver, swam/surfed with it on me for a week, banged it up, cut material that shouldn't be cut with a knife, used it to scrape carbon off of BCGs and more. It keeps rocking. I have lost one of the screws for the handle, but that's it. Favorite things about the knife are the high quality to low cost ratio, the weight, and ease of maintenance. I did stipple a little section on the left-side scale to aid in drawing the knife, and took it apart about 6 months in to clean/polish everything. The lock-up is at about 90-95% now, but that's probably expected after the use this knife has seen. The handles are a little slippery, and the coating on the clip comes off easily. I love this knife. I would absolutely recommend it if you are looking for a cheaper EDC knife. The blade shape is very useful, the steel has held up well, and the quality is higher than expected. While this is the lowest cost knife I would ever rely on if given the option, it is still better than some knives I have tried that cost more.
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