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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Combo Blade, Black Nylon Handles - 8849


MSRP* : $48.75 | You Save* : $18.80 (39%)
Part #: ON8849 | Ontario Knives
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ON8849: 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: 071721088493

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.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Combo Blade, Black Nylon Handles4.769 (13 reviews)
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Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Combo Blade, Black Nylon Handles
5 out of 5
San Juan, PR
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Weight
Best buy!
Strong, excellent quality and extremely affordable. Razor sharp out of the box. Ordered another one for my son. I own over 20 blades for EDC and find that I´m going for the "Rat" more often than for any other.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Combo Blade, Black Nylon Handles
4 out of 5
Janesville, Wi
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great EDC/Tactical knife for the price
I approach my knife evaluations from a few perspectives, first, what did I pay for the knife, second, what do I expect of the knife for that price, third did the knife reasonably meet my expectations.In the case of the RAT 1, the price, very reasonable. My expectations for a knife this price were fairly reserved, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The knife came razor sharp from the box, I found the thumb opening process quite easy and non intrusive. While the knife doesn't have the tightest lockup, I found no loose play up/down/side to side. The knife scales were grippy without being obnoxiously abrasive. Overall impression of this knife is a very capable and reasonably priced knife that would serve you well.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Combo Blade, Black Nylon Handles
5 out of 5
Jupiter, FL
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, Weight, None
Ontario RAT 1: Folding tactical excellence
Just got this a little while ago and have already put it to good use! It's a truly solid blade that locks up well. Handles aren't the grippiest, but they are fine and look very nice. The blade opens lightning fast and has good gimping on the top of it. The serrations are unusually good as compared to some serrations on other blades. The logo on the blade adds a bit of a cool factor and the shiny satin finish is great. While it is a little on the heavy side, it is a solid, reliable, and beautiful knife. I highly recommend it!
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