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Ontario RAT Model 1-A Assisted Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles - 8870

$51.95

MSRP* : $79.95 | You Save* : $28.00 (35%)
Part #: ON8870 | Ontario Knives
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Description
ON8870: RAT-1A Assisted Opener, Satin
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.
 
Ontario Knife Company is proud to introduce one of their all-time best selling folding knives, now reissued as assisted openers with their proprietary Tactical Assisted Opening (T.A.O.) technology and G10 handles. This knife has been a long time in the making since the original model was introduced in 2007. The RAT-1 is one of those knives every knife collector should have in their collection, at least at one point. The production quality for the money is absolutely second to none and these knives are built extremely solidly so you can use them for even the toughest tasks. Now, after almost seven years, Ontario has engineered this folding knife for those who prefer an assisted opening blade. They've also improved upon the design by using real G10 for the handles instead of FRN for a better grip under extreme conditions and added a locking mechanism for safety.
Features
  • Hardened stainless steel liners
  • Lanyard hole
  • 4-position pocket clip
  • Dual thumb studs
  • Locking safety mechanism
  • Tactical Assisted Opening technology
  • G10 handles
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Closed Length: 5"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless Steel, 57-59HRC
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan
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-A Assisted Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles5.000 (3 reviews)
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Ontario RAT Model 1-A Assisted Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
UK
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material
Cons: None
Very impressive EDC
Used as an EDC, really excellent quality and action. Particulary suited to people with dexterity problems as I have. This is a great quality knife at a keen affordable price.
Ontario RAT Model 1-A Assisted Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Kuala Selangor, Other
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Cons: None
Very grippy, fast deployment.
I love the G10 handle. I wish that OKC use this material to all of their RAT folder line up. If you like the RAT 1 perhaps this also will become your worth upgrade. G10 handle and open assist. The only downside is closing of the blade is quite stiff due to the spring assist.
Ontario RAT Model 1-A Assisted Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
KS
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Type, None
love my knife you kept me informed waiting on backorder thanks
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