Rat II D2 Blade Tip Clearance

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by salimoneus, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. salimoneus


    Aug 14, 2011
    The tip clearance on this knife is a bit too close for comfort on my example. I barely have any finger nails and can fairly easily dig the tip out with one of my nubs. Just gently rubbing a finger across the end I can feel the tip digging in slightly.

    Is this typical for this model, or did I receive one that is slightly out of spec?

    Of course not the end of the world, but it's not too hard to imagine some bunched up pocket cloth getting caught up in there and deploying the blade during removal, or any number of other feasible scenarios.

    There's a lot to like about this budget folder, but not sure if I can get past the tip being that exposed.


  2. sv4


    Feb 13, 2014
    I just compared your pictures to my new Rat 2 D2. The tip on mine is more recessed, so it looks like yours is indeed a bit out of spec, maybe insufficiently ground off. I can't feel the tip when I rub my finger against the end of my Rat 2.
  3. D2FB


    Aug 14, 2009
    I will try to get a photo but I actually have a rat 1 aus8 that was in the tip up position when I bought. I recently reached into pocket that it was clipped to and sliced the outer edge of pinkie that rubbed the edge. Switched clip to tip down, it may also grind tip a bit. I compared to two Other rat 1s that I have and the offending one definitely has a more exposed blade tip
  4. LG&M


    Dec 19, 2005
    My rat 2 does not have that problem. It's well below the handle.
  5. smitty44


    Dec 31, 2006
    My new Rat 2 D2 CF, if I run over it with a finger nail it doesn't touch, but with my finger just barely but not enough to cut, I really like mine, hope that helps. Retired E9, USAF 62-93
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  6. KennyB


    Jan 19, 2010
    Mine has this problem too and got bit exactly the way you were describing today


  7. HKGuns


    Jan 28, 2019
    My R2D2 suffers not from this issue.

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
  8. sv4


    Feb 13, 2014
    That's nasty. Hmmm, it certainly appears that Ontario does have issues with certain batches of their R2D2 blades being out of spec. It would be good if the Ontario rep here can chime in to address this.
  9. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Sorry to see anyone get cut like that. When the blade closes, there must be a stop pin somewhere. Maybe a little polish in the contact area on the blade might let it sit down a little further? That might affect the detent, so careful. A better idea might be to file the clip down a little. Shouldn’t have to do that on a new knife, but...

    BTW, the Ontario rep hasn’t been on the forum in almost a year, so it looks like we’re on our own.

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