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Flytanium Custom Copper Scales for Ontario Rat 2 Knife - Antique SW

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Item #BHQ-103752
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Specifications

  • Length:4.00"
  • Thickness:0.12"
  • Material:Copper
  • Color:Copper
  • Brand:Flytanium
  • Model:RAT 2
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Scale/Handle
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Specifications

  • Length:4.00"
  • Thickness:0.12"
  • Material:Copper
  • Color:Copper
  • Brand:Flytanium
  • Model:RAT 2
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Scale/Handle
Description

Made exclusively for the RAT 2, these copper scales from Flytanium fit perfectly and add a touch of distinction to your knife. The scales are a direct replacement and are milled to fit the RAT 2's liners, and drilled for right handed, tip up carry.

Install requires some basic tools and skills. Disassemble at your own risk.

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Nice upgrade, but disappointing fit
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Joseph A.
01-12-2021
These scales make a nice upgrade to the Rat 2; as a result I carry it and enjoy it more often. If it were as simple as that, this would be a 5 star review.

Sadly I don't think they are milled perfectly to spec, which makes the experience not so great. After reassembly, the blade was way off center, actually rubbing the liner. I'm very familiar and experienced with this knife model, Iíve disassembled and reassembled many of them countless times with no issue. But just to check, I reinstalled the stock scales - and the blade was again perfectly centered. I'm pretty good at correcting blade centering, so I went through that whole process. The adjustments improved things somewhat, at least to the point that the blade no longer contacts the liner. But this is pretty disappointing to live with on a knife that's known for being well tuned out of the box. Further disappointment awaited. Action is a bit too stiff once adjusted for blade play. Pocket clip options have been inexplicably reduced from 4 to 1. Hard to imagine a justification for that...it's just a few drill holes. All of this equals an amount of adjustment, attention, and acceptance of flaws that is usually reserved for poorly made knives. An internet search shows I'm not the only one who has had these problems. Calipers show that the scales simply do not match the stock specs - not to a layman's satisfaction, and certainly not to a machinist's. This is not user error; even after all this I can still put the stock scales back on and all of these problems go away.

I get that this is a DIY customization for a budget knife, and no one should expect perfection. On the other hand, it's a "you only had one job..." situation. All that anyone could expect of these scales is that they're made of decent material and they fit right. Since they only do half that, I'm only half satisfied. Am I happy enough to keep them on my budget knife? Sure. Will I try the brass version, which I've wanted for a long time? Eh, maybe if it goes on sale but probably not. Would I ever let one of this company's products come anywhere near one of my beloved expensive knives? Never in a million years, not even if they paid me.

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Reviews

Made exclusively for the RAT 2, these copper scales from Flytanium fit perfectly and add a touch of distinction to your knife. The scales are a direct replacement and are milled to fit the RAT 2's liners, and drilled for right handed, tip up carry.

Install requires some basic tools and skills. Disassemble at your own risk.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Length:4.00"
  • Thickness:0.12"
  • Material:Copper
  • Color:Copper
  • Brand:Flytanium
  • Model:RAT 2
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Scale/Handle
Nice upgrade, but disappointing fit
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Joseph A.
01-12-2021
These scales make a nice upgrade to the Rat 2; as a result I carry it and enjoy it more often. If it were as simple as that, this would be a 5 star review.

Sadly I don't think they are milled perfectly to spec, which makes the experience not so great. After reassembly, the blade was way off center, actually rubbing the liner. I'm very familiar and experienced with this knife model, Iíve disassembled and reassembled many of them countless times with no issue. But just to check, I reinstalled the stock scales - and the blade was again perfectly centered. I'm pretty good at correcting blade centering, so I went through that whole process. The adjustments improved things somewhat, at least to the point that the blade no longer contacts the liner. But this is pretty disappointing to live with on a knife that's known for being well tuned out of the box. Further disappointment awaited. Action is a bit too stiff once adjusted for blade play. Pocket clip options have been inexplicably reduced from 4 to 1. Hard to imagine a justification for that...it's just a few drill holes. All of this equals an amount of adjustment, attention, and acceptance of flaws that is usually reserved for poorly made knives. An internet search shows I'm not the only one who has had these problems. Calipers show that the scales simply do not match the stock specs - not to a layman's satisfaction, and certainly not to a machinist's. This is not user error; even after all this I can still put the stock scales back on and all of these problems go away.

I get that this is a DIY customization for a budget knife, and no one should expect perfection. On the other hand, it's a "you only had one job..." situation. All that anyone could expect of these scales is that they're made of decent material and they fit right. Since they only do half that, I'm only half satisfied. Am I happy enough to keep them on my budget knife? Sure. Will I try the brass version, which I've wanted for a long time? Eh, maybe if it goes on sale but probably not. Would I ever let one of this company's products come anywhere near one of my beloved expensive knives? Never in a million years, not even if they paid me.

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