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Is the Ontario Rat STILL a GOOD Knife? Is It STILL Worth Buying in 2020?

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15 replies on “Is the Ontario Rat STILL a GOOD Knife? Is It STILL Worth Buying in 2020?”

I have a rat 2 in a drawer somewhere. It the only knife I own where the lock bar worked it’s way all the way over to the other liner. Not great lock geometry

It would be awesome if they'd make eather a assisted version or a Rat that utilizes ball barings! Like a flipper version!

The OKC R.A.T. Started my knife addiction….one of the best bang for your buck folding knife series; I own several variations of both 1 and 2.
I see it becoming just like the classic Buck 110 a classic that continues to thrive. If the heat treat is good on the OKC D2….it’ll be ‘harder’ to sharpen, common with D2…takes a little longer to get that edge on, but lasts.
As a matter of fact I will be ordering a D2 Rat1 as soon as the border reopens…. I lost my D2 a few months ago.
One of the most reviewed folders out there on the internet, other reviewers use this knife as a benchmark for comparison to other knives
Size, weight, functionality as it provides an all around quality standard of folders.

There will always be a place in the world for a durable knife on washers in the $40 price range. For most people, a knife is primarily and only a tool. The enthusiast concerned about action and the things that we care about are in the minority.

I've seen a fair amount of people say the liner lock isn't great on these. I have to agree as mine sticks, and it's late lockup for a blade that barely gets used. Don't even flick it much…

P.S. Stop hating on lanyard holes, lol.

Dont personally own ut but have bought 1 rat 1 snd 2 rat 2 only one rat 2 in aus 8 for my family as starter knives

I like your review on the Rat. Your comment on lanyards…do we need them in 2020…YES…it adds to the knife with some style! I bet you still wear jean short…lack of style!

There is nothing wrong with the RAT, it is us. If we all perfectly honest with ourselves, 99% of us could use a RAT for the rest of our lives and never want for more, except for edge retention. They missed the relevance boat by not adding another, better steel 3 years ago. If they had done that it would have added another 5 years onto the model.

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