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Badass Knife of the Week: Ontario RAT Model 2


With all the critical acclaim that the RAT Model 1 received, it seemed impossible for Ontario Knife Company to improve on perfection. However, the latest Badass Knife of the Week manages to recapture all the magic of the Model 1 while simultaneously being 20% smaller. That makes the Ontario RAT Model 2 a flawless EDC.

The first model of the Ontario RAT, which stands for Randall’s Adventure Training, boasted an unwieldy and intimidating 3.5-inch blade, but Ontario came back with a manageable 3-inch blade, making it an excellent carry in urban settings.

OKC RAT IIThis particular version of the RAT II has an AUS8 stainless steel blade with a full-flat grind and sleek black finish that matches the black nylon handle. The knife also comes in a satin finished blade and various handle colors.

Despite being more compact than its larger brother, the RAT II has that same robust handle that feels natural in the hand.

The RAT II is designed for maximum comfort. A customizable clip allows placement in four different positions on the knife while the reversible thumbstud allows for use with either hand.

Pound for pound, the Ontario RAT Model 2 is not only the best bang for your buck but it’s also one of the best EDC knives around.

For more information about the latest Badass Knife of the Week, check out the Ontario RAT Model 2 product page.


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