Ontario Knife Company RAT-3 1095 Knife with Green Sheath
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This knife has filled my need for an EDC knife I could either use in my security job or throw in my hunting pack. The blade came in need of a slight touch-up on a diamond stone, but has held a decent edge throughout sharpening tent stakes and cleaning fish. At work, I have used it to cut several tow straps, some rope and even pared down about a dozen empty cardboard boxes. In my experience, using a knife as a box-cutter is a great way to test edge-holding capabilities and this one has held up great! After cleaning the knife with some soap and hot water, it still retained enough of an edge to slice tomatoes when preparing dinner and the cuts were all clean, with no ragged edges.I have several hunting and camping trips coming up this fall and will definitely be bringing this knife with me on each one. The included sheath came with a Tek-Lok attachment, as well as a simple boot/belt clip. The knife sits well in the sheath and, unlike some cheaper models, has not come out unless I apply a decent amount of force in my drawstroke.As far as complaints, the only one I have so far is that the handle seems to be made for smaller hands. As mine are fairly large, I would have benefitted from another 1/2-3/4 inch in handle length. It is not enough of a complaint, however, for me not to recommend the knife as a great addition for your pack or EDC gear. As long you are aware of the handle-size, and take precautions during use, it should not be a deal-breaker. My son liked mine enough to ask for one of his own and I will be ordering one for him and for our hunting buddy, as well. I will also be ordering a RAT-5 as a larger option.
Features & Specs
Constructed from 1095 carbon steelCanvas-textured handlesBlack-coated, non-reflective blade