Ontario RAT-3 Knife Fixed Blade 1095 Steel w/ Black Sheath (3.75" Black Plain)

MSRP: $128.95
Our Price: $84.95
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  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.75"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.18"
  • Blade Material:1095
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Material:Micarta
  • Color:Brown
  • Weight:5.20 oz.
  • Sheath:Kydex
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:RAT 3
  • Model Number:8630
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Product Type:Knife


The Ontario RAT-3 is an excellent knife that will stand the test of durability. This RAT-3 knife has a black coated 1095 carbon steel blade with a plain cutting edge. The canvas Micarta handle is slim, yet fills the palm for proper grip. Includes a black sheath with Tek-Lok clip.


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Feels better
Tae S.
This in my opinion feels better than the rat 5 for a camp knife. Rat 5 had thicker and bigger handles. So if you have small hands I'd go with rat 3!
Feels great in the hand with id's ergonomics, and can do just about anything.

Comes razor sharp. You won't be dissapointed
perfect small camp knife
Daniel K.
I bought this knife as a tough, small camp knife. The tek-lok mounts perfectly with the holes, I wear it horizontally at 1 o'clock on my belt. I can deploy it and stow it one-handed, and it snaps in firmly. The retention might seem a little stiff at first, but that's so it doesn't fall out! There is a technique that is necessary to be fast and safe in using the sheath, but it's not too hard.

The steel is awesome, decent edge retention (average for 1095), easy to sharpen, gets super sharp, but will rust if you let it.

The handle is awesome. This was my first knife in micarta and it's sweet stuff. It's smooth to the touch but your hand won't slip if you're squeezing it. Super comfy, although the dimensions are a bit rectangular for my taste. It's still comfortable in the hand and the flatness means it carries even better on your belt.

This isn't a knife to abuse. The thin-ish stock and full flat grind means it cuts exceptionally well, especially after thinning out the bevel (I reprofiled mine). It carves better than expected, feathersticks really well, and food prep is a dream.

It's durable enough for some light batoning, but be mindful of the thin tip. It'll do kindling just fine.

The choil isn't very good. It's a little small for a finger choil (I only wear medium sized gloves and I have thin fingers), and too big for a sharpening choil. It sort of works as a sharpening choil but it would be better if it was smaller and further forward, so as to clear the plunge grind completely.

Overall, awesome knife. Maybe a bit steep for what you're getting, but the sheath and micarta handles make it worth it.