Ontario RAT Model 1 Folder Knife | D2 Tool Steel | Satin, Plain | Black Handle | 8867
Ontario Knife - OKC
The very popular RAT Model 1 Folder knife with edge-holding D2 Tool Steel. The RAT Model 1 Folder with D2 Steel is easily one of the best everyday carry knives on the market. Affordable, reliable and well made, this RAT Model 1 Folder features a D2 Tool Steel Blade with a satin finish, plain edge blade. Easy to open with a thumbstud and the flick of your wrist, the D2 blade locks securely open with a linerlock. A OD Green nylon 6 handle offers a good grip that's comfortable in the hand. A lanyard hole lets you attach the RAT I w/D2 to any pack or bag and/or use the pocket clip for everyday carry.
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folder Knife with D2 8867OD Specifications:
Knife is solid, well made, and allows a full-handed grip. Great cost-benefit. Received incorrect color, Replacement was promptly sent.
The RAT knives in D2 are awesome for the price point. I own more expensive knives, but use the Ontario knives as my EDC. Tough and durable, and the scales have just the right grip.
This is not my first RAT I knife. I have previously owned one with the AUS8 steel and gave a similar one to a friend. Both of them were razor sharp, comfortable to hold, and snap open like nobody's business. This example with the D2 steel is no different. These are large for pocket knifes but the slim profile and rounded edges make it still fit nicely in a pocket. They fill your hand well. The spine of the knife is cut to a sharp 90 degrees so it can strike a ferro rod or process tinder, unlike knifes with a rounded spine. The 4 way clip is also a plus, although I usually don't change the position. They lock positively in the open position without any play. My only two complaints are that the handle scales are too slick, although the shape and size of the knife mostly make up for this. The scales are also not symmetrical, so it might not be particularly lefty friendly. This won't bother me or most people though, because most people are right handed.
solid, great fit in hand, easy to open but appears to lock solidly