The Ontario RAT 1 is easily one of the best value blades I have found. When it comes to features this knife compromises in the right places and still offers a blade with great quality.

  • Overall: 8.62"
  • Blade: 3.6"
  • Closed: 5"
  • 5.037 oz

After two years of testing it's still one of my favorite knives to carry every day. Coming in at under $30 you wont feel guilty putting it through the gauntlet. Although this blade may not offer premium materials you will find in knives ten times the price, it does offer features you usually can't find at this price point. The quality of materials and craftsmanship at this price are pretty unbelievable. This is one blade I can highly recommend if you are looking for a great value that will stand up to hard use.

  • Price
  • Looks awesome
  • AUS 8 Stainless steel strong and holds a decent edge
  • Great blade shape
  • Stainless steel liners
  • 4 way adjustable clip
  • Dual thumb studs
  • Comfortable ergo grip
  • Lanyard hole

  • AUS 8 Steel can rust
  • Zytel nylon scales are a little slick
  • Liner lock
  • Blade finish chips easily
  • Made in Taiwan


I finally got the time this weekend to put up a video that I have been wanting to upload for over a month. In September my brother and dad made some time to getaway for the weekend to go fishing together. It's something I wish we could do more often and I'm always grateful when we can. Thank you to Ron and Catherine for your hospitality and to our wives for letting us have some unsupervised play time!