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R.A.T.1 R.A.D2 project

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by TheFuzzz, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. TheFuzzz

    TheFuzzz

    11
    Oct 14, 2018
    Starting a thread for a project. Taking CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. R.A.T 1 Revised: Assisted, D2. Since I cant buy or order what I want, I've decided to assemble it. The only part I can see that will need modification will be the D2 blade(to add pin for spring assist) all other parts "should" be plug and play. End goal is a waved (snaggletooth) , spring assisted (for the times when "waving" it out may not be "socially appropriate"), deep carry (bm contego clip), D2 ,satin, serrated, tan G10. Before it all starts...Yes I am aware that: 1) frankensteining a knife like this voids all warranties, 2) I could have bought any of thousands of other knives that have these features for what I'm spending to do this, 3)I'm gonna catch some hate for this. If Ontario had a custom shop, like most of their competitors do, this would be both easier and cheaper(knowing my luck, before all the parts get in, they will release this as a production knife, AND open a custom shop)
     
  2. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    What are you going to use to drill the blade?
     
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  3. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    this sounds like an interesting challenge, do you have a diagram of how the assist will be installed?
     
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  4. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    For the record assist and wave probably aren’t going to be going very well together. But if you must do it then let us know how it went!
     
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  5. TheFuzzz

    TheFuzzz

    11
    Oct 14, 2018
    Ive got a buddy with a shop space. Drill press, decent bits, plenty of lube.

    Im lazy, really its a blade swap from one rat to another, i probably just made it sound complicated.☺

    This would be my first wave+assisted knife. Ive had plenty of assisted knives over the years, but I just started dealing with my own diy wave mods. I opted for the snaggletooth, rather than grinding on the blade for this project"just in case " i dont like it or it gives me problems.
    Thanks.
     
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  6. TheFuzzz

    TheFuzzz

    11
    Oct 14, 2018
    Parts are (mostly) in!! Waiting on some deep carry clips, and some custom printed bits.
    Notes: the g10 scales are the way to go, almost sandpaper like. Carbon fiber is WAY to slick for my taste, flat and smooth as glass.FRN is smooth and needs stipple, but the g10 is perfect. D2 flattened my centerpunch, drilling it is gonna be a chore, but hoping to get it done in the next couple days.

    Now... if only i could figure out how to upload pictures...
     
  7. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    [​IMG]
    This was easy and works. But it is aus 8.
     
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  8. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    To post pictures, Use Imgur and upload your pictures there. Then copy the pictures link and come back here. Then click this icon....
    [​IMG]
    And paste the link in the space
     
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  9. TheFuzzz

    TheFuzzz

    11
    Oct 14, 2018
    I really like the way you did that, looks good. I picked a different bolt on route [​IMG]
    (Dont judge my awful scales, i learned not to do that)
     
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  10. TheFuzzz

    TheFuzzz

    11
    Oct 14, 2018
    Update
    Backspacers have shipped(due in monday) , found a shop to drill hole in D2($10) , still waiting on pocket clips. May be done with this project faster than i thought.
    Snaggletooth tumbstud is 3/16" hex nut and a 2mm allen screw. May find a rounder option. It does not accept the factory stud heads. The product seems to be of quality. Time will tell.
     
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  11. jux t

    jux t

    364
    Jan 10, 2018
    The Snaggletooth MF is a quality product, I've used them on knives since the company started when I happened upon their first YouTube video.
     

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