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

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.
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5 out of 5
Jun 14, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Weight
Best knife I ever had. I have used this for EDC for over the last 10 years. Has never failed me. I use it pretty regularly too. I say I pull it out minimum 5-10 times a day. After 10 years it still locks up tight with very very little side to side movement. The only thing I have had to do is lock tight the screws that hold the clip on. A nice thing about the clip is you can mount it 4 ways so you can put in any pocket and have the blade orientated the way you like. After buying the first one and using it for a bit I bought 2 more for back up just incase
5 out of 5
May 25, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
EDC Done Right!
To pay $30 for a knife of this quality, sharpness, weight, brass washers, 3.5 inch blade. Is utterly mind nummbing today with so many choices that are not even worth the money. . I have spent hundreds on knives for different jobs. I am always looking for the best EDC knife to do everything. This seems to fit the bill perfectly. I am use to carrying much larger knives. This is a breeze to carry. If you like knives get this one. Nothing to lose but everything to gain.
5 out of 5
Woodland Tactical
May 07, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Awesome budget blade! In love!
I was looking for a good budget EDC knife that could take a beating and I found it in the RAT 1. This knife is amazing. The ergonomics on the handle are great, the liner lock is extremely strong, the edge retention is the best I have ever seen on any AUS 8 knife, the spine throws sparks from a ferro rod no problem, and the pocket clip holds the knife in the pocket very well! I have two videos on this knife on my youtube channel (Woodland Tactical) and will soon be reviewing the D2 version of the RAT 1 as well. If you want a tough budget knife this is it. I've fallen in love with this knife and will recommend it for many years to come!
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