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  • Ontario RAT 1
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  • Ontario RAT 1
Ontario RAT 1
Ontario RAT 1
Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 1

18+
£44.95
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In 2002 Randall's Adventure & Training (RAT) entered into an exclusive collaboration with Ontario Knife Co in Franklinville, New York to supply a proven set of outdoor knife designs. Ontario is one of the oldest and largest cutlery industries in existence, supplying issue knives to the U.S. military as well as a large civilian market.


The new Ontario / RAT knife line bridges the gap between economy, toughness, and real- world features. These knives are designed in the field and built to be used in the field.


The Model 1 features a 4-way clip position, heavy- duty open post construction, razor-sharp AUS-8 blade, full flat grind, reversible thumb stud, precision pivot screw, lanyard hole and ergonomic handles. It is available with a OD green, coyote brown, desert tan or black G10 handle and with a black or satin, plain or part-serrated blade.

SKU
ON88-$$
Brand:
Ontario
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
8.9000
Overall Length (cm)
21.6000
Blade Material:
AUS8 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.25cm
Sheath:
No
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Youtube Link:
l17N6AMny24
Handle Material:
G10
Product Weight (g)
138g
Lock Type:
Liner Lock
Newest:
2014-02-07 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
42.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

Description


In 2002 Randall's Adventure & Training (RAT) entered into an exclusive collaboration with Ontario Knife Co in Franklinville, New York to supply a proven set of outdoor knife designs. Ontario is one of the oldest and largest cutlery industries in existence, supplying issue knives to the U.S. military as well as a large civilian market.


The new Ontario / RAT knife line bridges the gap between economy, toughness, and real- world features. These knives are designed in the field and built to be used in the field.


The Model 1 features a 4-way clip position, heavy- duty open post construction, razor-sharp AUS-8 blade, full flat grind, reversible thumb stud, precision pivot screw, lanyard hole and ergonomic handles. It is available with a OD green, coyote brown, desert tan or black G10 handle and with a black or satin, plain or part-serrated blade.

Specification


SKU
ON88-$$
Brand:
Ontario
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
8.9000
Overall Length (cm)
21.6000
Blade Material:
AUS8 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.25cm
Sheath:
No
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Youtube Link:
l17N6AMny24
Handle Material:
G10
Product Weight (g)
138g
Lock Type:
Liner Lock
Newest:
2014-02-07 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
42.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

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Reviews


  • 5
    Under rated classic.

    Posted by Matt on 20th Apr 2018

    I received this today with olive green scales and the plain edge, it was a replacement for a Byrd Cara Cara 2 that sadly arrived with a slightly wobbly blade, despite being a huge Byrd/ Spyderco fan I took a punt on the Ontario Rat instead. Brilliant customer service from Heinnie as usual on that front. While the Rat 1 may only have FRN scales rather than G10 you can see where the money saved has gone instead. It's perfectly well machined and finished, noticeably so compared to the all steel Byrd. Lock up is perfect, huge bronze washers, zero blade play, lighting fast deployment yet more importantly very safe but quick to put away again. One thing you can't tell before you order one is that the liners and pillars have a matte brushed nickle finish to enhance corrosion resistance in an area of the knife that may be neglected or collect moisture, it also stops the knife from looking too flashy. The AUS8 steel is Japanese rolled so it's a known quantity - yes it may not be a "super steel" but it's perfectly serviceable , even more so when delivered in such a well thought out package as this. 5 stars for the knife, 6 stars for Heinnie Haynes.

  • 5
    Great knife for a great price.

    Posted by Dan on 8th Sep 2017

    I really wish I'd bought this knife sooner. I don't think you could get a better knife for the price, in fact I would say this knife is better than some knives that cost twice as much or more. If your on the fence about this one just buy it, you won't be disappointed.

  • 5
    A must have!

    Posted by Marc on 18th May 2017

    With a growing collection of pocket knives of all shapes and sizes as well as price points, I can't believe it's taken me this long to own a Rat 1! Sure,I 've been told it's a must have, but how good can it possibly be? Well first off, it's built like a tank!! The fit and finish is superb! And sharp?! It's shaving sharp right out the box! And the way it just flies open with just the shipping oil is astonishing! The combination of the phosphor bronze and Teflon washers make it zip open almost like its assisted! I can honestly say I have a sore thumb from just sitting opening and closing it. It really is one of those knives you sit and play with, with the memories of your parents nagging you about playing with knives knawing at you at the back of your mind. With it being Aus8 steel, it's super easy to resharpen when it comes time, but with the use I've been giving it both in the kitchen for slicing etc, and general utilitarian uses, so far it's held its own. You do feel though that it can take a licking and keep on ticking. The aesthetics of the knife I find pleasing and functional, and it feels good in hand. The jimping on the shoulder give it a nice feel when you need to make a more precise cut and isn't to sharp, nor too smooth. Being an ambidextrous pocket carry, whether tip up or tip down makes it functional for everyone. Overall, a very well thought out and useful blade to own! I shall be purchasing it's little brother, that's for sure!

  • 4
    Review edit 2016

    Posted by Jim on 4th Nov 2016

    I gave this knife a glowing review a year ago.... Sadly this blade has jumped from £36 to £45 which changes my review a little. The knife itself is no different to my knowledge, but the price bracket is. It still deserves good marks but at this price it is now competing with the Spyderco Tenacious: Game over, in my opinion the Spyderco is better quality and value as a quality EDC folder. Ontario have just pushed their prices up too much and are now again the inferior brand for this type and price of folder. Oops.

  • 5
    Above and beyond!

    Posted by MARK on 23rd Aug 2016

    Wanted a cheap but good quality knife for rough use...Enter the superb, yes it's that good, RAT 1! For a knife costing under £40 (some reviewers on here think that's expensive for a pocket knife??) you are getting a very sharp Aus 8 blade with a nice shape and grind, good sold build and, for the money, superb fit and finish...well mine came that way, and I can't stop playing with it because it flicks open like an auto which is probably due to the phosphor bronze bushes...yes, you are getting those too, and the blade locks up like a bank volt with no play at all from the well centred blade! Go on treat yourselves to one, at this price you can buy one just for the he'll of it! Oh yes, just in case you didn't all ready know, HH ARE the BEST!

  • 5
    Ratty meets Buck! Marriage made in..

    Posted by Mart on 26th May 2016

    ...er... Taiwan mostly. But don't be put off. The OKC Rat 1 meets the Buck 110 Belt Sheath and it's a winning combo if, like me, you don't like sticking knives in your pocket. Don't get me wrong, I love folders of all shapes and sizes but I prefer them in a sheath where I always know where to find them. Pockets last longer, I can get my hand in my pocket, accidents don't happen etc etc blah blah. In short it's down to preference but it suits me. 35 + reviews are enough to tell you the quality of the Rat 1. For the price you would struggle to find a better engineered folder that fits the (large) hand perfectly; and the 110 leather Sheath is perfectly suited to the Rat. I personally wet formed the sheath; it wasn't necessary but it looks and fits perfectly now, including the Rat clip. Retention is firm but not overly but with the Button down keeper it was never an issue. The sheath will keep the knife safe and secure and I'll always know where it's at. On a purely personal note I was sad that OKC have discarded the R.A.T Triangle logo and used their own. It's garnish, I know, and the knife loses nothing in efficiency because of it but sometimes the Garnish can be a deal breaker.... don't be put off though. Still a lovely blade and now a lovely sheath. All good. Heinnie? You guys know how good you are so I won't make you blush again.

  • 4
    Bargain

    Posted by jertzy on 14th Mar 2016

    I'm always a bit dubious about the quality of a £30-40 knife having bought several, but this knife has a quality way above it's price point. This is another knife which I have not had to alter in any way. Blade centering is perfect, lock up is early. and it fits my hand perfectly. Seriously one of the smoothest thumb deployment blades that I own. Pocket clip is set up for tip up or down, left or right carry. A sturdy and weel built knife. No gamble here.

  • 5
    The one: HOGI FAWR

    Posted by Geoff Roberts on 27th Feb 2016

    I've had this knife for several years; if I had to choose one folder, this would be the one. It is well made, with good sharp steel and a hand-filling handle with excellent ergonomics and lock-up: no blade play even with "tactical" tension. I can't * the blade open centrifugally, but I can thumb-flick it open in a way that makes my automatic knives look pointless. I would rate this knife WAY above a £200 Spyderco or similar. Heinnie, of course, are just the best.

  • 5
    Very impressed

    Posted by BIGJOHNCOFFEY on 31st Dec 2015

    Ordered this knife as alternative option to my Spyderco Tenacious. I am very impressed with is. The ergonomics of the handle are great. Would ever go as far to say it is comfier in the hand than the tenacious! I ordered it with black handle, plain blade and black finish. I can honestly see the Ontario Rat becoming my go to blade now. Yet again Heinnie Haynes provided some of the best service I have ever received from an online supplier. This is the 6th knife I have bought from them and the only people i will ever by knifes from.