The Ontario ON8848-BRK Rat-1 is one of the best pocket knives under 30 dollars of low-priced, hard use and able to cut through nearly everything you fall on it. Ontario Knife company is known for its quality components, uncompromising craftsmanship and has one of the widest product lines in the cutlery industry. Also, the company is a worldwide supplier especially to the United States Government and its armed forces.
Ontario Rat-1 folder features a 3.5 inches satin finished blade which is made of traditional Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel (55-56 HRC). The drop point blade has a plain edge style and full flat grind shape is great for slicing and other utility chores. Japanese AUS Steels are famous for its strength, higher edge retention, easy and faster to sharpen. Its open length is 8.5-Inch, closed length 4.5-Inch and weight 5 oz.
Also, the knife is crafted with a user-friendly handle with nylon scales over the stainless steel liners. It has a spine jimping which allows for excellent control and a perfect shape choil that protects your fingers from the sharp edge. The 5-Inch long handle makes holding and handling comfortable even your hands are larger. As a tactical folder, the handle works pretty well in both reverse and forward grips.
Furthermore, Rat-1 features a liner locking mechanism, so the knife is safe for any hard use. It also allows for a swift and easy one hand opening, all thanks to its big thumb studs. Its open structure was designed for easy maintenance and cleaning. The folding knife has a pocket clip of a 4-way (tip-up, tip-down, left/right handed) position for carrying, as well as a lanyard hole option too. Ontario offers a variety of several colors scales and a limited lifetime warranty on this knife.
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