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Ontario RAT Model 2 Liner Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin D2) 8832

Ontario RAT Model 2 Liner Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin D2) 8832 Knife Image Thumb
Ontario RAT Model 2 Liner Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin D2) 8832 Knife Image Thumb
Ontario RAT Model 2 Liner Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin D2) 8832 Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $69.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.75 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:Model 2
  • Model Number:8832
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.75 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:Model 2
  • Model Number:8832
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This RAT Model II has been upgraded with a D2 steel blade in a satin finish and a carbon fiber/G-10 handle.

If you like the Ontario RAT Model 1, but want something a little less bulky, then you'll love the Model 2. The RAT Model II is based on the popular Model I. 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. It features carbon fiber/G-10 scales with an open-built steel liner lock frame. The RAT Model 2 is fully ambidextrous with dual thumb studs and a 4-way reversible pocket clip.

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Customer Reviews

Really awesome, perfect size
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Matt P.
12-28-2020
I got the larger version of this on a whim with some other knives and it is just a tad too big for daily carry, its about the same size as a Spyderco Endura, but this smaller version is closer to a Delica which is about the sweet spot for a daily carry for me, I got the carbon fiber just to compare and I'm quite pleased with it, took a little bit of oil and some open/close cycles to get it smoothed to where I like it but it has been perfect, it sharpens easily and is built like a tank, really very happy with it if you need something that can fit into different types of pants pockets like I do.
Get the regular handles
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Andrew C.
09-06-2020
This is a great knife. For a budget price, you get a great design with good steel (D2). The scales are real carbon fiber, but it really doesn't feel like it and its slippery. You're better off getting the cheaper regular handles. Overall, I like this size better than the Model 1 and its such a good value knife for the quality.
Quality control?
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Michael J.
07-10-2020
I really wanted to love this knife. Everything I heard/read about this knife was overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately my experience was the not great. There was a lot of liner lock on mine, so much so that it would stick every time and hurt my finger trying to close it. The carbon fiber handle also felt very cheap (albeit I didn't expect it to be premium given the price). The only redeeming quality I could see was the blade steel and grind were quite nice, but otherwise it seems like a fairly overhyped knife. There are quite a few better options at this price-point that I would recommend instead. Perhaps the regular non-carbon fiber one is better. BladeHQ though did take care of me with the return so kudos to them for great customer service.
Slippery little knife.
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John R.
06-19-2020
I must admit just not a fan of small knifes like the Rat 2. First Ontario knife was the Rat 1, just love it. Rat 2 is quite small, opens easily. Doesn't take up much space in pocket since it's so small. The CF handles look nice, but on the slippery side. Don't think it's worth the money. Not very functional. Don't see me carrying this knife.
Perfect intro blade
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Jozef J.
08-23-2019
This is a great knife. Couple issues out of the way. Carbon fiber pattern is only on the top of the blade and doesnít cover the sides so it looks kinda fake and weird. Out the box the action was a little stiff. Fidgeted with it a few times and the action smoothed out and now itís great. Liner lock is great but sort of a lame lock in my opinion. However look at the price of this freaking thing! D2 steel too. Excellent knofe.
Smooth
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Bret P.
02-23-2019
Great upgrade on the steel of this knife. Love the look of it with the CF scales. Smooth action like all the Rat models. A great knife for my collection
2nd most pocket time
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Craig A.
09-17-2018
I absolutely love this little gem. It is tough, great action, looks good and keeps an edge. I will glance over the $100+ knives and pick this one up along with my Bugout from benchmade almost every time. I do try and swap things around but time and again this finds its way back in my pocket.
This knife is excellent and better than expected..
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Nicholas G.
07-21-2018
Not as slick (slippery) as I thought the scales would be, great ergonomics, great aesthetics and literally razor hair-shaving sharp with D2. Sharper than my 154cm Griptillian. Super smooth opening with the studs, I expected it to be stiff. Taiwan made, but solid and durable. Can't beat the price for D2 steels. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good knife in their collections.
Smoothest action you will get for this price
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Greg S.
03-12-2018
The lightweight of the blade coupled with the location of the thumb-stud makes the R2D2 have an amazing action. Even when compared to a 220 dollar knife using barings, it can compete. Buy this knife!
Finally in D2
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robert b.
01-31-2018
I've heard about the RAT for years and held off do to the steel. I believe I ordered mine the day the went up on the sight. So very happy I did this is a very impressive knife fit finish ergos the flat ground blade wants to slice and does it with pleasure. I have many high end knives and I think all collectors and makers should take a look at and handle this knife at some point. This lil RAT proves a high price point is not needed for high quality cutting tool. Bravo
This needed to happen years ago.
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Matthew D.
01-27-2018
The D2 steel is a big improvement over the AUS8. I would be sharpening the blade on my original rat 2 by now, but this thing is still sharp even after a week of hard cutting. The scales are also a great improvement over the originals, even though they are slippery on the CF portion of the scale, the G10 sides give it a better feel over the plastic version. I would honestly prefer just plain G10 scales, but i cant really complain too much about the CF, they still make the knife feel less cheap . Buy this one over the plastic version, its worth the extra few bucks.
Such a perfect budget folder
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Aaron B.
01-27-2018
Great action for a washer thumb stud knife. Carbon fiber is attractive. D2 edge is shaving sharp out of package. 4 way Clip is nice option. Perfect weight and size for edc role. Liner lock is rock solid at 50%
Great gift or great user
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Andrew B.
01-19-2018
This is the best knife for the money and you get an American made product with carbon fiber and D2 tool steel for under $50

You can't find an endura anymore for sub $50 these days - buy two
HYPE
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Austin P.
01-19-2018
The Ontario Rat 2 is hands down the best economic knife on the market. I have had mine for 2 years now and have abused it heavily. You will not find a more sturdier knife of the market for anywhere near the price of The Rat 2.

That being said, I cannot wait to pick this upgraded version. With the stronger carbon fiber handles and my prefered D2 steel, this knife is going to be the new standard to what economic knifes should all look up too.
Awesome
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Tae S.
01-16-2018
Amazing little EDC that's very discrete and razor sharp. Had the original RAT Mod-2 with AUS-8 for about a year and a half, just as amazing and it's easy to sharpen (Haven't needed to yet!).

But I've been waiting for an upgraded steel RAT Mod-2 version for a while now! So glad Ontario decided to come out with one finally - & It's Carbon Fiber.. I had to buy a couple..

Discreteness: 5/5
Heavy Tasks: 3/5
Light/Office/Daily Tasks: 5/5
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This RAT Model II has been upgraded with a D2 steel blade in a satin finish and a carbon fiber/G-10 handle.

If you like the Ontario RAT Model 1, but want something a little less bulky, then you'll love the Model 2. The RAT Model II is based on the popular Model I. 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. It features carbon fiber/G-10 scales with an open-built steel liner lock frame. The RAT Model 2 is fully ambidextrous with dual thumb studs and a 4-way reversible pocket clip.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.75 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Ontario Knife Company
  • Model:Model 2
  • Model Number:8832
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Product Type:Knife
Really awesome, perfect size
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Matt P.
12-28-2020
I got the larger version of this on a whim with some other knives and it is just a tad too big for daily carry, its about the same size as a Spyderco Endura, but this smaller version is closer to a Delica which is about the sweet spot for a daily carry for me, I got the carbon fiber just to compare and I'm quite pleased with it, took a little bit of oil and some open/close cycles to get it smoothed to where I like it but it has been perfect, it sharpens easily and is built like a tank, really very happy with it if you need something that can fit into different types of pants pockets like I do.
Get the regular handles
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Andrew C.
09-06-2020
This is a great knife. For a budget price, you get a great design with good steel (D2). The scales are real carbon fiber, but it really doesn't feel like it and its slippery. You're better off getting the cheaper regular handles. Overall, I like this size better than the Model 1 and its such a good value knife for the quality.
Quality control?
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Michael J.
07-10-2020
I really wanted to love this knife. Everything I heard/read about this knife was overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately my experience was the not great. There was a lot of liner lock on mine, so much so that it would stick every time and hurt my finger trying to close it. The carbon fiber handle also felt very cheap (albeit I didn't expect it to be premium given the price). The only redeeming quality I could see was the blade steel and grind were quite nice, but otherwise it seems like a fairly overhyped knife. There are quite a few better options at this price-point that I would recommend instead. Perhaps the regular non-carbon fiber one is better. BladeHQ though did take care of me with the return so kudos to them for great customer service.
Slippery little knife.
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John R.
06-19-2020
I must admit just not a fan of small knifes like the Rat 2. First Ontario knife was the Rat 1, just love it. Rat 2 is quite small, opens easily. Doesn't take up much space in pocket since it's so small. The CF handles look nice, but on the slippery side. Don't think it's worth the money. Not very functional. Don't see me carrying this knife.
Perfect intro blade
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Jozef J.
08-23-2019
This is a great knife. Couple issues out of the way. Carbon fiber pattern is only on the top of the blade and doesnít cover the sides so it looks kinda fake and weird. Out the box the action was a little stiff. Fidgeted with it a few times and the action smoothed out and now itís great. Liner lock is great but sort of a lame lock in my opinion. However look at the price of this freaking thing! D2 steel too. Excellent knofe.
Smooth
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Bret P.
02-23-2019
Great upgrade on the steel of this knife. Love the look of it with the CF scales. Smooth action like all the Rat models. A great knife for my collection
2nd most pocket time
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Craig A.
09-17-2018
I absolutely love this little gem. It is tough, great action, looks good and keeps an edge. I will glance over the $100+ knives and pick this one up along with my Bugout from benchmade almost every time. I do try and swap things around but time and again this finds its way back in my pocket.
This knife is excellent and better than expected..
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Nicholas G.
07-21-2018
Not as slick (slippery) as I thought the scales would be, great ergonomics, great aesthetics and literally razor hair-shaving sharp with D2. Sharper than my 154cm Griptillian. Super smooth opening with the studs, I expected it to be stiff. Taiwan made, but solid and durable. Can't beat the price for D2 steels. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good knife in their collections.
Smoothest action you will get for this price
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Greg S.
03-12-2018
The lightweight of the blade coupled with the location of the thumb-stud makes the R2D2 have an amazing action. Even when compared to a 220 dollar knife using barings, it can compete. Buy this knife!
Finally in D2
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robert b.
01-31-2018
I've heard about the RAT for years and held off do to the steel. I believe I ordered mine the day the went up on the sight. So very happy I did this is a very impressive knife fit finish ergos the flat ground blade wants to slice and does it with pleasure. I have many high end knives and I think all collectors and makers should take a look at and handle this knife at some point. This lil RAT proves a high price point is not needed for high quality cutting tool. Bravo
This needed to happen years ago.
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Matthew D.
01-27-2018
The D2 steel is a big improvement over the AUS8. I would be sharpening the blade on my original rat 2 by now, but this thing is still sharp even after a week of hard cutting. The scales are also a great improvement over the originals, even though they are slippery on the CF portion of the scale, the G10 sides give it a better feel over the plastic version. I would honestly prefer just plain G10 scales, but i cant really complain too much about the CF, they still make the knife feel less cheap . Buy this one over the plastic version, its worth the extra few bucks.
Such a perfect budget folder
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Aaron B.
01-27-2018
Great action for a washer thumb stud knife. Carbon fiber is attractive. D2 edge is shaving sharp out of package. 4 way Clip is nice option. Perfect weight and size for edc role. Liner lock is rock solid at 50%
Great gift or great user
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Andrew B.
01-19-2018
This is the best knife for the money and you get an American made product with carbon fiber and D2 tool steel for under $50

You can't find an endura anymore for sub $50 these days - buy two
HYPE
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Austin P.
01-19-2018
The Ontario Rat 2 is hands down the best economic knife on the market. I have had mine for 2 years now and have abused it heavily. You will not find a more sturdier knife of the market for anywhere near the price of The Rat 2.

That being said, I cannot wait to pick this upgraded version. With the stronger carbon fiber handles and my prefered D2 steel, this knife is going to be the new standard to what economic knifes should all look up too.
Awesome
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Tae S.
01-16-2018
Amazing little EDC that's very discrete and razor sharp. Had the original RAT Mod-2 with AUS-8 for about a year and a half, just as amazing and it's easy to sharpen (Haven't needed to yet!).

But I've been waiting for an upgraded steel RAT Mod-2 version for a while now! So glad Ontario decided to come out with one finally - & It's Carbon Fiber.. I had to buy a couple..

Discreteness: 5/5
Heavy Tasks: 3/5
Light/Office/Daily Tasks: 5/5
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