Built to be versatile and durable, the RAT® series features either 1075 carbon steel, tough micarta handles and MOLLE compatible sheathes. The RAT's make ideal fixed blade "every day carry" (EDC) or for on the work site, campground or down range.
I have many K-Bar knifes and really like this full tang knife
Bad quality control. The grind angle was un even on side look around 15º and the other around 25-30º The handle scales are to blocky and uncomfortable.
I bought this knife thinking that it was going to be good usa quality. When I got it home and out of the packaging, a quick look at the blade i found the edge was ground off center. I fixed it on my sharpening stone but it took some hours. Next the handle was loose. Don't seem to want to tighten all the way. I guess I bought a project knife.
Worst knife I've ever bought for my collection, crooked blade with a big deviation on the right.
After receiving a defective knife, a few days later I decided to bet once more on the RAT-7 model and made a second purchase, as my first one had a bent blade, as well as a crooked edge and completely poorly made.
To my surprise I received the second copy in worse condition than the first. Now I have a completely crooked and misaligned blade, in addition to having a much smaller thickness blade than the first knife. Blade Thickness 0.19" on the knife manufactured in 2022 and 0.188" on the knife manufactured in 2023. In addition to the 2023 model having an extremely thinner and more fragile tip.
A complete disgrace, the manufacturer should be ashamed of themselves for putting such defective products on sale. A complete disrespect to the consumer.
In short, Ontario products made in China are much better quality than Ontario products made in the United States. I repeat, completely disgraceful.
In my first purchase I received a knife manufactured in June 2022 and the second knife I bought was manufactured in February 2023, both are rubbish and were purchased at an official dealer.