Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Foliage Green FRN Handles - 8848FG

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$22.95

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Part #: ON8848FG | Ontario Knives
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Description
ON8848FG: RAT Model 1, Foliage Green
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.
Features
  • Lanyard hole
  • 4-position pocket clip
  • Dual thumb studs
  • Hardened stainless steel liners
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.6"
  • Closed Length: 5"
  • Overall Length: 8.62"
  • Steel: AUS 8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Foliage Green FRN
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 071721884880

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, Foliage Green FRN Handlesrated 4.714 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Foliage Green FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Robert
Bozeman, Mt
May 14, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Material, Weight
A lot of knife for the money!
I'm not sure what this will cost when you see this review but when I purchased mine it was on sale here for $22.95! That's an astonishing price for this much knife. The lockup is rock solid, the scales are very nice and the grind nicely centered. My sample is among the sharpest folders I've ever found out of the box, truly impressive! Generally in my experience Spydero is about the only brand that sells knives that are reliably sharp enough OOTB that I don't have to touch them up before using but this certainly passes muster.AUS8 is not a 'super steel' by any stretch of the imagination but it's pretty rust resistant and a good choice in this price range. It's new so I can't speak to edge retention but I imagine it will be pretty pedestrian in that regard. Not a huge issue though as AUS8 is pretty easy to sharpen.At the price there's no much to complain about. The lockup is extremely solid and the blade shape is great. The scales are comfortable in the hand and the whole package feels solid. I'd like to have the D2 version but for this price I'll live with the steel. Really the only minor complaint is that it's a tad heavy but certainly not terrible for a knife this size.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Foliage Green FRN Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Richard
Hollidaysburg, Pa
Apr 25, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
There are always exceptions ...
This is my third Rat model 1, and I've had nothing but good experiences with the first two. The both get heavy use. So when the price lowered to under $25 at Knife Center, picking up another was a no-brainer. Out of the box all looked good. Those FRN scales are wonderful. Great weighting, and an excellent grind on the AUS-8 blade, which came very sharp. What is not so excellent on this example is the liner lock, which doesn't engage properly when opening one-handed. That can be dangerous. It will snap fully into place, but only with the additional leverage provided by a second hand, or a table.When comparing the knife with another RAT Model 1, I find the liner lock mechanism to be identical. And careful scrutiny reveals that the mechanism both knives is not quite as robust as it should be. One was made with more precision than the other, that's all. That precision is no doubt the norm. I never noticed a problem with the first two. Knife Center would process a return in a heartbeat, but it is still a very useful knife. I'll keep it, I just can't rave about it.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Foliage Green FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Lyle
Virginia
Apr 07, 2020
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent Large Folder
I ordered this knife to handle chores around camp that might be asking a bit much of a Swiss Army Knife. I couldn't be more pleased. The blade is well-shaped for utility use and came as sharp as I'd want it to be. My experience with AUS-8 has been good, so I expect no trouble there. Neither the pivot point or the lock on the RAT 1 exhibit any slop whatsoever. The ergonomics are excellent, and the placement of the thumb stud is such that the knife almost seems to open itself. While "Foliage Green" wouldn't have been my first color choice for the handle slabs, I'll live with it for $22.95 and may order another before they're gone.I would offer one caution: This isn't a small knife, and it may not lend itself to comfortable pocket carry in lightweight slacks or shorts. If you're looking for an outdoor knife, go for it; if you're looking for an all-around EDC, you might consider the slightly smaller RAT 2.As usual, my KnifeCenter order got here before I actually expected it, and there were no problems with the order.
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