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!
This knife is just what I was needing. It is very light weight and easy to use. The carbon fiber look handle gives it an aesthetically pleasing look as well.
I've spent the past few weeks watching countless hours of videos between Blade HQ, Metal Complex, Nick Shabazz, and others. I think I'm hooked! I couldn't decide on a first decent edc so I went with the Rat 2 and Civivi Elementum. The Rat 2 is exactly what I was hoping for and I expect it'll serve me well! Thanks for the lightning fast shipping! My wish list is looking daunting but I already have my next 2 picked out!
I picked this up and put some copper scales on it and have been taking it to work a lot. Once my coworker borrowed it to scrape out the inside of a copper pipe it made it a whole lot easier to use and abuse and its put it some work. So far its the second favorite of my limited knife collection, right under the Civivi Elementum. It was stiff opening at first but i took it apart when I put the copper scales on and it flips out so fast now I fidget with it all the time.
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.
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! Discreteness: 5/5 Heavy Tasks: 3/5 Light/Office/Daily Tasks: 5/5
Small compact light carry’s very well .. I’m very happy with it plus it’s a great price
The Rat 2 is the most amazing knife out there, but I prefer the GFN over the CF. The CF is extremely slick and it just feels like hard plastic. Furthermore, the edges of the scales are not rounded off, they are just squared off making it less comfortable to hold. That being said the action is as amazing as the RAT series always is and it is one of my favorite knives.
Nice fit and finish. In a few small areas on the scales edges, the laminate shows tiny signs of wanting to lift, but hasn’t so far. Not apparent unless looking real close. Compact height and width with a really great feel in the hand (medium). Basically same total length as a Delica, and a bit longer than a typical Benchmade mini. Full liners make it a good weight for its size, detent smooth and action is a little stiff but even. Seems to be staying centered on brass washers and the thumb studs are very comfortable. D2 FFG clip point, 0.09”/2.3mm thick with sharp edge OOTB. Two complaints: Lock up is consistent and solid but unfortunately late. Its more in the center when flicked open and further right with stud deployment. I always want to see some space left on the tang no matter what, especially on a new knife. Stock clip position is right side tip down and there is much less of the knife showing compared to tip up (OKC should use the bottom standoff bolt as the center clip bolt ala BM 484). I prefer to EDC liner locks with the blade spine against the pocket seam. Flipped the clip to left side tip down and it ends up being very close to the noticeably larger choil, which feels like an obstruction. Clip position is now right side tip up. I am wondering if lockup position varies in a partial lot. All in all nice.. have to see how the liner lock fares in the long run.
It's a great classic now with improved D2 steel and nice scales. A great addition to my EDC collection.
This is my 5th knife from BHQ and everything I've received so far have been excellent, until this knife. Not sure why this knife receives so much praise. The opening is stiff, even with loosening the pivot screw. The detent ball is so prounounced on the liner lock that it requires unnecessary amount of force to close. The carbon fiber finish on the handle had knicks and scratches. This knife looks and feels like it could ve sold out of a gas station for a quarter of the price. If this version was sold at the same price as the nylon handle version, then it would be a little more acceptable but at this price, the expectation was much higher. All the reviews on websites and forums have nothing but good things to say about this knife, so hopefully I received a lemon, but this knife is a huge disappointment.