The immensely popular RAT® folders are among OKC's® top selling products. Featuring versatile AUS-8 stainless steel and a nylon handle, the RAT® folder comes in a variety of styles including different blade and handle colors. The RAT® folders are an ideal and affordable every day carry.
On all the Rat II models that I have owned the tip of the blade sticks out just enough when closed that it can snag on your pants or even your hands. This is a super design flaw that they never addressed. The second issue I have is that blade never comes centered. Although one can work on it themselves, just like repairing a cell phone, majority of people don't know how to do this. These two things need to be fixed, most importantly the blade tip. I ripped my pants when getting the knife back in my pocket. Lol
I received the knife and overwhelmingly disappointed that it was manufactured in Taiwan. Sure it is sharp and seems to be decently made but when I bought from an American company with a long American heritage of making quality knives this is not what I expected. I bought solely with the expectation to support American manufacturing jobs. I have an M9 and will probably purchase the TAK 2 as it is made here also but feel I paid $30 too much for a knife made in Taiwan.
I gave this knife as a gift. I didn’t read the size description “I already own the rat 1” before purchasing, “my fault” it was smaller than I would have normally purchased. All in all it is a nice knife and the person that received it liked it.
I own a lot of knives, but the one knife that was missing from my collection was the RAT Model 1. When I got it I was impressed with its classic, simple design. It's not only ergonomic, but its also very practical. AUS-8 is a good mid-range steel, making this knife very affordable. I also liked the fact that it was razor sharp out of the box. This is a great knife, and I am proud to have it in my collection.