RAT Folding Bushcraft Knife 4

RAT Folding Bushcraft Knife 4

CA $49.00

With the Ontario RATs, you are not getting an heirloom that you would be proud to hand down to your children. What you get is a solid, working tool for not a lot of money. And yet, it doesn’t feel designed down to a price point. Rather, it feels like Ontario said “Let’s build the most solid folder possible for under $50,” if that makes any sense.

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RAT Folding Bushcraft Knife 4

RAT Folding Bushcraft Knives are solidly built little workhorses.  The knife has dual full liners that are joined together by five sets of screws!  The blade is flat ground out of AUS-8, an excellent steel for edge holding and ease of sharpening. The thumb jimping is large enough to do the job when gripped with or without gloves.

Dual thumb studs provide ambidextrous opening.  The black-painted, four-position clip ensures that any carry preference is accommodated.  The liner-lock is very impressive. When closed, the blade centering was near perfect, and there is no blade play when open.

Ontario’s RAT lineup of knives toe the line between a clip point and drop point.  Featuring a broad blade with a flat grind and pronounced, up-swept belly.  Furthermore, the main focus of the RAT knives is outdoors performance, and these have features that appeal to campers and hunters alike.

Despite the size, the RATs carry easily in the pocket.  The clip provides just the right amount of retention. Insertion and removal is easy thanks to the smooth scales.  The weight is good.

The more you use it, the more you will find the AUS-8 is the gold standard by which other entry level steels should be judged.  In addition it is easy to sharpen and holds its edge well.  Because of the simplicity at which a razors edge can be achieved, you will quickly have this knife passing through newsprint with ease.

Conclusions

With the Ontario RATs, you are not getting an heirloom that you would be proud to hand down to your children. What you get is a solid, working tool for not a lot of money. And yet, it doesn’t feel designed down to a price point. Rather, it feels like Ontario said “Let’s build the most solid folder possible for under $50,” if that makes any sense.

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