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The RAT, the hype is real!

Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by cbrstar, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Poriggity

    Poriggity Gold Member Gold Member

    124
    Sep 15, 2018
    My current Rat 1 that's my daily carry is in AUS-8. I have been looking at adding a Rat 2 to my arsenal, and was going to go with D2, but quite honestly, I am very impressed with Ontario's AUS-8 steel, and will probably go that direction.
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  2. Daverageguy

    Daverageguy

    Nov 19, 2004
    Like my pair of Rat 1s in aus8. Sharp good feel and just work.
     
  3. Wormil

    Wormil

    93
    Sep 11, 2007
    More often than not the knife I grab is a Rat 2, or a Rat 1 if I might need something bigger or going into the wood.
     
  4. sv4

    sv4

    139
    Feb 13, 2014
    I have an older Rat 1 in D2 with carbon fiber scales, and just recently got a Rat 2 in D2. Really like the Rat 2, as I found the Rat 1 a bit too large & heavy. The Rat 2 is a great EDC knife.
     
  5. upnorth

    upnorth

    Nov 25, 2006
    I got a RAT 1 out of curiosity about three years ago, in D2. Why?, because so many people considered it a well designed inexpensive folder. They don't cost much even up here in Canada, so I'm not going to pick fly sh** out of pepper about the steel. I'd like it even in AUS8.
     
  6. Poriggity

    Poriggity Gold Member Gold Member

    124
    Sep 15, 2018
    I just recently added another Rat 1 in D2, Carbon Fiber scales to my Rat Army. Still haven't made the plunge on a Rat 2, but I venture to say that will likely happen soon.

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  7. Michael Sankewitsch

    Michael Sankewitsch

    206
    Nov 4, 2018
    LOL!!

    Mine just arrived in the mailbox today. Coyote D2 R1. Had it not been called to my attention as an inexpensive D2 blade, I likely never would have gotten it. Now that I have it, I have to say I am very pleased with the blade and handle and edge geometry. The snap and pop, I am sorry I never looked at one before!

    I would likely be happy with AUS8 in a Rat 2, aside from the small stature of the 2, seems natural to give the big guy company, right?
     
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  8. sv4

    sv4

    139
    Feb 13, 2014
    Nice :thumbsup:
     
  9. sv4

    sv4

    139
    Feb 13, 2014
    Now you MUST get the R2D2, haha.
     
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  10. Michael Sankewitsch

    Michael Sankewitsch

    206
    Nov 4, 2018
    No way! R2D2! Have seen it, just got it! There is something wrong with y'all!

    And you are right, now I MUST get an RIIDII, AUS8 is gonna have to wait.
     
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  11. Poriggity

    Poriggity Gold Member Gold Member

    124
    Sep 15, 2018
    I want an R2D2 so bad lol
     

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