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Old 04-26-2019, 08:23 AM
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In praise of the RAT-II Model 2 - D2 Steel at reasonable cost



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I am a fan of D-2 steel for a knife blade. It sharpens easily and, in my experience with Great Eastern Cutlery folders, keeps an edge well for all sorts of daily tasks. True, it is not stainless, but I have never had a pocket knife rust out on me with just a tiny bit of care. I recently heard that Ontario Knife had updated its RAT pocket knife, and brought out a Model II. It is offered in D2 steel and in stainless, but the D2 is what interested me. What arrived was a no-nonsense knife where most of the effort/expense has gone into the three-inch blade. Handles are plastic (not ideal or particularly pretty, but durable) and the blade lock is of the liner-spring variety. The blade is just shy of .09 across the spine, with a bit of gymping by opening stud. The action is not spring assisted, but opens easily with the thumb stud. The opening action is smooth, like there might be some delrin washers at the hinge. The knife is made in Taiwan, and somehow got through the manufacturing/retail process to my door for just under $40. Here are the pix:





Because of the plastic handles the knife is light weight, but the blade feels substantial. A quality D2 knife for $40? I thought it worth a mention.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:05 AM
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Okay, I have a G-10 handled Rat I in D2 steel, and a Rat II with AUS 8. A good using knife design, not flashy and tough.
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I have a RAT II; love it!
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