Saturday, November 17, 2012

GEAR REVIEW - ONTARIO RAT 1


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.

Length:
  • Overall: 8.62"
  • Blade: 3.6"
  • Closed: 5"
Weight:
  • 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.


Pro
  • 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

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

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