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Ontario Rat 1

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by knifehunt, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. knifehunt

    knifehunt Banned BANNED

    Nov 10, 2012
    First a BIG "THANK YOU" to (HWilh000) who sold me this one. I picked it up in our knife exchange Saturday, and it was at my door this morning which is unbelievable.

    It's an Ontario Rat 1 and this is one amazing knife. Upon opening the box and checking it over very well, I can say with confidence that this is one well made knife. I have knives costing 10x as much that are not any nicer. The craftsmanship is fantastic, centered blade, smooth as silk, tight lock-up, very comfortable in hand and hair shaving sharp. This will be my main EDC for now. Well enough talk........


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  2. timberweasel


    Jan 5, 2011
    Congrats! I dig my RATs too. Best bang-for-the-buck folder out there, imo... :thumbup:


    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  3. A.P.F.


    Mar 3, 2006
    Great pics, Knifehunt. :thumbup:

    From a design and execution standpoint, the RAT-1 is certainly one of the best knives out there. Some may be wary of the AUS-8 steel, but don't be, as it performs like a champ and touches up in a snap.
  4. Waldamir


    Jun 30, 2012
    I just got mine in the mail too. Its great. i just wish the handle had better texturing
  5. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Kinda fond of them also. :)


    Hard to beat them for the quality you're getting for such a low price.

    The orange one makes a great outdoors folder!
  6. DallasSTB

    DallasSTB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    I'm kinda picky when it comes to knives, so I was completely taken aback by the quality of this knife. I really really like it. Solid lock up, good ergonomics, excellent fit and finish, decent steel, and cheap! Seriously, the quality is right there with a G10 Endura I had for awhile, it's that good. I know, it's FRN and not G10, AUS-8 and not CPMXXX, etc. etc. Still, I like it and will probably get one or two more to stow in backpacks or my car or just give away.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  7. agile_1


    Dec 2, 2012
    Agreed. I just got my first RAT1 last week. I will get a couple more versions before long.
  8. JimSocks


    Sep 14, 2008
    theres supposedly going to be an updated smaller version this year too.
  9. KrisNZ


    Aug 28, 2012
    Hi, were are the Rat 1's made?. Kris
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  10. T Schloz

    T Schloz

    Oct 3, 2001

  11. The Compound Eye

    The Compound Eye

    Dec 7, 2011
    They're made in Taiwan.

    Edit: Looks like you beat me to it Tom. :)
  12. Groove


    May 3, 2011
    Love mine!

  13. macknife12


    Jan 1, 2013
    It's amazing that they can put such a quality knife out for an amazing price.
    Talk about value.
  14. cncpro11


    May 28, 2012
    I got one too! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359419099.696341.jpg
  15. knifehunt

    knifehunt Banned BANNED

    Nov 10, 2012
    Seems to be a very popular blade....
  16. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Yep,the RAT 1 is a great knife. love mine.I can't wait for the RAT 2 (the smaller version) to be released! A pic of my modded Rat1
  17. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Those scales ROCK flatblackcapo!
  18. KrisNZ


    Aug 28, 2012
    Thanks, anyone had any QC issues with theirs? Kris
  19. knifehunt

    knifehunt Banned BANNED

    Nov 10, 2012
    Taiwan QC is excellent, and this one is no exception.
  20. T Schloz

    T Schloz

    Oct 3, 2001
    The Rat 1 is a well spent $30.


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