The Ontario RAT Model 1 Folding Knife is one of the absolute best deals on the market when it comes to folding knives. These knives offer extremely versatile design, quality construction, and a surprisingly low price. Now Ontario is offering a smaller version called the Model 2.
The Model 2 has an AUS8 steel blade like its bigger brother, the Model 1. However, the Model 2’s blade is only 3″ long which makes it legal to carry in more places. AUS8 may not be sexy these days but, unlike many stainless steels, it is easy to sharpen at home or in the field and was purposely chosen because of that by the Model 1’s designer, Randall Adventure Training (the group that would later become ESEE).
The Model 2 features a large easy to use double thumb stud. It has textured FRN scales that are pre-drilled for a 4 position pocket clip. The Model 2 will be have a liner locking mechanism and hardened steel liners like the Model 1.
The best news is that they will cost even less than the Model 1. This may be the best sub-$30 folding knife on the market. Check out the Ontario RAT Model 2 Folding Knife at our affiliate KnifeCenter.com.