The Ontario Rat Model 2 is a shrunken-down version of the Rat Model 1. It's smaller, but retains the same great shape and performance of the original. This knife is designed for comfort and performance, with an index finger groove on the handle and jimping on the spine of the blade for controlled cutting. RAT stands for Randall's Adventure & Training, a world-class outdoor training institution that designed this epic knife!
Ontario Knife Company makes a variety of tough-as-nails folders and fixed blades at an unbelievable price!
The action on this knife is "smooth as butter" (overused cliche, but it fits). Perfect center. No "assist open," but easy to flip open just as fast with the thumb stud. Secure lock-up with the liner-lock - no play in any direction. Razor sharp out of the box. Great size and appearance to be office/family friendly, but very effective. Bought the Esee Avispa over the Rat-1 because I liked the blade shape better, but action and ergos are bad - wish I'd gotten the RAT 1 instead. Rat 2 a great knife at a great price - can't go wrong!
Great knife at a great price. Perfect for a cheap knife to beat on.