The Ontario RAT Model 1 is a superb design from Randall's Adventure & Training that is manufactured by Ontario Knife Company (OKC). This knife is designed for comfort and performance with an index finger groove on the handle to keep your hand where it should be and jimping on the spine of the blade for controlled cutting. The handle features textured scales with an open-built frame. The Ontario RAT Model 1 is a strong, high-quality knife at an unbelievable price!
Ontario Knife Company makes a variety of tough-as-nails folders and fixed blades at an unbelievable price!
When it comes to reliable function, I can't come up with a better knife----and there are a lot of great knives out there. But, the Ontario RAT 1 is my overall favorite. I've owned mine for about 5 years, it's in my standard rotation, and the thing is a workhorse and still operates perfectly. Smooth action. Still no blade play closed, through opening or @ full lock-up. The AUS-8 blade holds a good edge but where it is top notch, is the ease of getting a killer edge back on it. I have no knife that's easier. For $30ish there is, IMHO, simply no better knife out there.
Classic knife in every knife enthusiast's rotation. Excellent outdoor pocket knife, probably because of the full flat grind. Feathers for days. I had heard good things and considering it's inexpensive, I picked one up and I'm glad that I did. Next is the D2 version! 10/10
This is SUCH a good knife, I had heard a lot of good things about it on review channels on youtube/word of mouth. I got it from the clearance section at Wal-Mart for 20$ which was a steal. The full flat grind makes it awesome for food prep, opening that indestructible clamshell packaging ... not to mention that its a damned decent tactical/self defense blade as well. This would be a wonderful first knife for someone who is looking to get into knives because its so handy as well as easy to sharpen. I absolutely love my Rat 1.
I carried this knife for almost 5 years through Boy Scouts and put it through everything from the general cutting tasks to food preparation and even fire making. This knife never let me down and is still going strong without blade play and good lock up. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an all around everyday carry knife.
Best bang for buck knife I own. Best ergonomics I've felt.
This knife is built rock solid. The blade is thick and can take a beating. The blade finish is nice as well. Very comfortable in the hand. There's a lot of expensive edc's that can't compare to the quality of this knife. It's a must have.
The rat 1 is priced so well for what you get. A solid feeling knife that fills the hand, and cracks like a whip when deployed. So satisfying. May be too large for those with smaller hands, but the contouring in the liners and scales really does help to make it fit. Multiple clip options also increase its versatility.