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


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Part #: ON8848 | Ontario Knives
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ON8848: RAT Model 1

Ontario Knife Company

Randall's Adventure Training has been designing, marketing, and selling survival and military-style knives since their first survival courses in the Amazon Jungle of Peru. One of their first designs was the RTAK which was built by Newt Livesay's Wicked Knife Company before Ontario Knife Company produced the design. ESEE also produced and sold the RAT skinning/survival knife made by John Greco and the RAT Laser Strike knife made by TOPS (ESEE has since re-introduced the Laser Strike as an ESEE knife). Randall's Adventure Training also designed the following knives for Ontario Knife Company: RTAK II, TAK, RAT-7, RAT-5, RAT-3, Model 1 folder and the Model 2 folder. 

The Ontario RAT Model 1 from Randall's Adventure Training is a folding EDC knife that can withstand hard use and abuse associated with tactical or survival tasks. For the money, there might not be a better knife on that market that can match the performance of the RAT Model 1. It features an ergonomic handle with smooth action and rock-solid lockup. The four-position pocket clip allows the user to customize their carry method to their liking. We absolutely love the off-set blade from the handle, which creates a unique look we rarely see in a knife and distinguishes it from all the rest. Whether you need to add a new knife to your EDC rotation (or you think it would make a great fit for a survivalist, serviceman or woman, or a true friend), rest assured you're making the right choice when you go with an Ontario RAT Model 1.


  • 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

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handlesrated 4.762 stars out of 5 (84 reviews)
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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Queens, NY
Aug 31, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
good value
Great bang for your buck. Solid folder, if not all that pretty.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Portland, OR
Jan 30, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Great Knife - Great Value
RAT = Randall's Adventure TrainingKnife = Substantial, SHARP, Rugged, AffordableMe = HappyThe RAT1 blade deployment was tight when it first arrived but continues to get better over time. The heft of the knife takes it out of the realm of EDC for me - still, it's great for work around the home, throwing in a pack for the trail or keeping in the car/truck to ward off bad guys. If I had to choose one folding knife to bring into the wilderness with me, this would be it. You can beat the ever-living life out of it and never worry about it breaking. If it ever did break, then I would be more than happy to purchase it again.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Black Nylon Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mr Mikey
Sep 13, 2019
Pros: Weight, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Awesome EDC
What surprised me about this knife is how strong and versatile it is. Its SO good for everyday mundane tasks and the full flat grind makes it great for food prep as well as outdoors use. Mine always accompanies my BK2 when I go camping, even though I own much more expensive blades. This is a Neo classic that I Highly recommend.
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