Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! As one of Andy's newest models, we haven't seen many pack rats infesting houses or roaming the forests. When bringing one in, I was under the impression the knife would be quite small. However, the Pack Rat is squarely in the Handyman/HB/Bushboot size range. Among all of the knives this size, the blade shape on the Pack Rat has a more leaf-like drop-point shape. In this regard, the blade shape is quite close to the Monarch, but smaller. It is not as aggressive looking as any of the aforementioned models. Of other Fiddlebacks in the same size range, the Pack Rat has a larger and more acutely angled integral guard. Additionally, each Pack Rat has been ground with a marked recurve. It is a funny knife. It doesn't look as svelte as the bushboot -- there is no sense of being a classic design which is how I would describe the HB -- this one is a little heavy -- and in some ways it is the evolution of many other models that we know work well. Other than the wider two-finger notch on the grip, there isn't much new introduced by the Pack Rat. Rather, the newness comes from its hybrid nature. Much like a rat, it is an unapologetic, opportunistic little sneak. I like it. This one has a super sweet edge that I got by thinning to 18.5 degrees per side with an Edge Pro and then freehand sharpening the recurve and plunge with a Chosera 2k stone (6.7 microns), followed by light stropping with Veritas green compound on a leather strop. I'll be using this one as an EDC, so expect updates as it takes on more character. Let's see your Pack Rat!