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Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black)
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- Made of AUS-8 Steel
- 3.5 inch plain edge blade
- Knife Closed Length: 4.5-Inch
- Knife Open Length: 8.5-Inch
- Weighs 5 ounces
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Top Customer Reviews
Compared side by side with much more expensive knives (Spyderco Delica FFG, e.g.) this knife tows its own. First, it's built like a tank. It has a stout blade with a working tip that you do not have to worry about breaking. The blade itself is heavy and stout, and does a great job slicing. Furthermore, it has thick steel liners throughout, which really makes this knife the most heavy duty folding knife I own. There is absolutley no blade play at all since there is thick metal post around which the blade rotates. There is just no tolerance for blade play. The liner lock is rock solid, and I trust it as I would any lockback (or even more so since there is little chance of you squeezing down on the liner to release it by mistake).
The blade steel is perfectly adequate, and it is meant to be USED. It holds an adequately sharp edge for the nature of work this knife is meant to accomplish. Incidentally, this work could very easily include self defense while walking through a bad neighborhood (and yes, this is NYC legal for all my fellow law abiding NY knife nuts).
Out of the box, the pivot is a bit stiff. However, once you get your hand positioned properly, and once the enzymes begin to flow after repeated opening, this thing flies out like it hates being kept shut! At the same time, it retains in handle well; I have had no unwanted opening incidents.Read more ›
- A blunt blade bevel.
- A stupid "kewl dood" handle shape which isn't so good for its only purpose.
- Flimsy handle liners.
This knife is the opposite of all 3 of those common flaws. The thick blade steel is beveled down to a very sharp edge, and the continuous flat-ground bevel is great for slicing through things. The curves of the handle make a comfortable grip, and the edges of the handle are even rounded well. The liners are nice and thick.
The pocket clip can be moved to any of 4 different positions (up/down and left/right).
The design is a legitimate original from Ontario, not some lame knockoff of another brand.
In addition to the screw at the blade pivot, the handle has 5 more screws holding the handle together for a more reassuring construction. A lot of pocket knives try to make do with as few screws as possible (some as little as ONE little screw on the handle, in addition to the pivot). The hefty liners and large number of screws result in a very solid knife with very little flex, which is unusual for a plastic handle.
The choice of low-cost handle slabs with thick liners and quality AUS-8 steel make this a good working knife for the price.
Lighter weight knives carry easily, but DO tend to work themselves out of the pocket. The Rat-1 folder has full steel liners, a heavy plastic handle, and heavy post construction. That weight is good weight, also the full sized handle can be used as impact weapon/tool, unlike a light-weight knife. Like say, busting open a car window if heaven forbid you come upon a person trapped in a burning car. Or freeing yourself in that case.
Also, the open post construction is a godsend because its easier to keep lint and stuff out that attracts moisture and rusts steel blades, even stainless steel ones. Believe me that's a huge selling point.
The lockup is smooth, liner locks tend to open faster and easier, and again, the full steel liners on both sides make the liner lock strong. As strong as a lockback or other systems? Maybe not but for real world use that a folder will see: daily light cutting tasks, any emergency use (in disasters like earthquakes or tornadoes) cutting through things, pressed into emergency defensive use, the lock is more than strong enough to keep the knife locked into position.
The knife itself is beautiful -- attention to detail and VERY sharp.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this as an edc knife to beat up. Have not put it through its paces yet but straight from the box it is wicked sharp and has some good oil already applied. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Zach Jorgensen
Opening and closing is a little stiff, but it is the sharpest knife "out of the box" that I have ever seen. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bill
This is another excellent knife from Ontario Knife Company, and hits on many great notes.
- Overall length is a good size for a utility knife; of course this is... Read more
great knife, aus 8 steel, comes very sharp. took off one star because the labeling on the pocket clip is half rubbed off or not put on all the way. Read morePublished 2 days ago by i pee freeley
Great knife! Opens almost as easily as a assisted one because the blade pivots between oiled brass washers. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
Best pocket knife I've ever owned, can't believe the low price. I carry it on me every day, well made, blade locks firmly, very sharp.Published 2 days ago by Tyler
Love this knife. Its my EDC knife and I carry it everywhere. Blade is sharp and sturdy. holds and edge very well!!Published 2 days ago by DogTheMan
It's a cheap knife that feels cheap. If I haven't been ruined by higher end knives I would think it would be OK, but it's one I just keep in my vehicle for issues that may pop up.Published 3 days ago by TK
This is probably the best value knife that you can buy anywhere for the amount of knife and the quality you get. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Michael Henderson