OKC RAT Model 2 Folding Knife - Black Blade

The OKC Rat Model 2 Folding Knife with Black Blade is Ontario's answer to those who love their RAT-1 but want something smaller and more compact. You'll find the RAT-II has the same tough construction, superior ergonomics, and extreme performance as the Model 1 just in a smaller overall size.

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  1. OKC RAT Model 2 Folding Knife - Black Blade
  2. Overall Length: 7"
  3. Blade Length: 3"
  4. Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
  5. Hardness: 58-60 RC
  6. Finish: Black
  7. Edge Type: Plain
  8. Weight: 2.75oz
  9. UPC: 071721088615
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Overall Rating
The Rat II! Awesome budget folding knife.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I’ve been using the Okatu Black Blade knives for about a year now and love the steel. So durable and I’ve never broken one. They come really sharp but that’s to be expected with that type of steel. The clip has some good flex and I’ve yet to get a gut and need it for emergency openings, which they can do. Just have to apply a bit of force to the release. So what’s not to like about these little stout and awesome looking pocketknives? I use mine for everyday carry. This model has the double flipper to close it and you don’t have to worry about loosing a piece as the locking liner retracts in the frame. No serrations on this one but that’s not a deal breaker. It comes razor sharp out of the box and a good lansbury oil will keep it there. I would recommend a BOB 3 in 1 or equivalent in order to sharpen your knife. I got a bone handle kit and that looks really nice on this model but I don’t really use the blade flipper much so the kit isn’t needed for me. All around a great knife for the price. 500K, an American tactical company uses the model 2 frame to make a few different custom knives that I think are way overpriced for the modest frames that the original Rat II uses. I have two so that’s the number of blades for me, as I only own two so that I don’t lose them. These have become my favorite everyday carry, not for self defense but to use as a knife, and they are really inexpensive and well worth having one in your pack, pocket or in your kitchen drawer. A great budget knife that has held up to everyday abuse. Update to review: Just took a bone folder and the lansbury and these Rat IIs can now shave hair! Nice and smooth!
Overall Rating
Well-Designed, but Difficult to Open and Close Well
Review by Keepshooting Customer
The RAT 2 is a simple folder with no fancy gimmicks. There is no pocket clip, so this is more of a backup/utility/outdoor/lightweight knife. I like this knife because of its simplicity. It's also made in the USA, which is a big plus. But I have two issues with this knife. First, it is not very easy to close. When you push the knife closed, you have to hold the blade open for a split second with your thumb, so that it will fully snap shut and won't rattle. Also, if you close the knife too fast, it will pinch your finger. I found it very hard to do a one-handed closing. You need to use two hands for that. The other issue is that the frame lock does not hold well. When the blade is completely closed, you can force the blade to close with your thumb and the frame lock will disengage, and the blade will fall out. You need to make sure that you keep the blade firmly closed when you pull it out. I like this knife a lot, but the difficulty of closing it is an issue. If you're just using it as a pocket knife, you might want to get something easier to use. For utility/outdoor/lightweight, I'd recommend this. For daily use in urban environment, you might prefer something else. Note: if you use a large thumb/finger, you might have trouble closing the knife one-handed. This would be a problem for me.
Overall Rating
It's A Rat Knife
Review by Keepshooting Customer
A pretty darn good knife for the $30-40 range. It does all that I need a pocket knife to do and then some. If you are the kind of person who wants every little detail done perfectly and there is nothing that will make you happy, then look elsewhere. I find that with my hands, if I close my hand down, the blade tip may catch my fingers. However if I do it right, and slowly, there is no problem at all. The knife will close with enough force to separate two railroad ties. If you use your knife to whittle, pry, chop, saw, etc. be aware that there is a reason this is a folding knife. The opening and closing motion is quite solid. So solid, that if you have any heavy or sharp items, you do not want to stick it in your pocket with your keys. I did buy the T or X which was supposed to be the locking version, which is true, but it was more work to get it out and to lock it. I'm glad they took that version out of the equation. If you don't mind a little work, you will be rewarded with a superb knife. It's really quite fun to take apart and oil up and put back together. The edge will not last as long as say the Kershaw knives, but then you pay a third of the price. It comes with the full sharp and can be kept that way with a couple of passes on the coarse stone that is included. If you have the cash to burn, get the Spring assisted Kershaw blade tone and for the same price. However I'm sure you will have to change out your blade a couple of times and if you want it razor sharp all the time, the OKC RAT may be a better option. They say that "Rats know how to work" and that could be the most appropriate saying about this little workhorse in my hand. My last blade was a couple of years old and is the same steel and length, the first was 3 inches longer, and had lost it's sharp edge, which tells me that the metal is softer. I think I'll give it another few years and I'll buy another when the
Overall Rating
Amazing EDC
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This has become my favorite everyday carry. Very well made and sturdy, this is a high quality blade at a low price.
Overall Rating
Best knife ever.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Best blade ever! I got a smaller RAT1 for daily pocket knife. And this knife for utility and bushcraft knife. I also like SOG kiss2 and sona k20. This knife seems smaller, due to it smaller hand grip. However its ergonomics is perfect for every finger grip. Feels like custom made. And yes the rat1 is smaller, if you need full palm swipe opening - the rat2 will be the best choice.
Overall Rating
Wow ! I can shave with this thing !
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This a great all around knife. It's not the smallest folding model but is very sturdy and comfortable in the hand. I bought one for my girlfriend and after seeing how sharp it was, I purchased another for my daughter. These two gals are extremely hard on a knife but this has taken everything we've thrown at it.
Overall Rating
I was nervous to buy it online but glad I did
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Nice, sturdy. Arrived fast. Will be ordering from Ontario Knife again. Very satisfied with this purchase. No negatives
Overall Rating
great blade ,a tad difficult for one handed closing
Review by Keepshooting Customer
this is one of the top 5 knives I have ever purchased, excellent blade ,a slight issue with opening it ,you can open it with 1 or 2 hands. As you may be able to see in some pictures. When open,I wear this on my right index finger (ring on my right hand). Fits very nicely and you have very quick access to this blade. Shipping is excellent with any company. Please give it a try . thank you john the customer you do no deal with China products. Amazon makes that possible .Thanks, my next order is here, Thank You John in CT USA!
Overall Rating
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Love this little feller! Highly recommend. Feels and functions like a much more expensive knife! Would buy again in a heartbeat!
Overall Rating
17 Ounce Monster.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This Knife is the new leader in EDC. Super Slick Lock. High Quality Steel . Only Complain is Handle. You cannot Fold this Knife while wearing as Lock Will Not Allow Folding when closed.. Great Knife ! BD’13
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