The Ontario RAT-2 D2 is the baby brother of the RAT-1. A nice and solid EDC pocket knife, for an even better price. This knife is a must-have for any knife enthusiast.
We start with the blade. The blade is made from D2-steel. A hard, tough type of steel that retains its sharpness well. According to many it is a little better than the AUS8 on the 'normal' Ontario RAT. However, D2 is not 100% stainless so you need to be careful with (fruit) acids and moisture. The blade has a classic droppoint shape. A very common blade shape you can use for almost all daily tasks. Pointed enough for packages, enough belly to cut things on a base and a flat part to peel an apple. Finished with a black coating. This coating will help you prevent rust and reflections. Even though in time even a coating will wear out.
You can easily open the pocket knife with the double thumb stud. Once opened the blade is locked by a solid linkerlock. As such the pocket knife will never close during use. The top of the blade has been enhanced with ridges for additional grip for the thumb.
The pocket clip can be attached in four different positions. Up, down, left, right. On each side you can find mounting holes. As such you can carry the knife 'tip-up, tip-down' and left and right-handed. You can decide for yourself where you want the pocket clip.
The handle on the RAT-2 is made from a laminate of G10 and carbon fibre. A nice carbon fibre top layer for the looks and solid G10 underneath for the structure. It feels solid and fits nicely with the knife. The handle is smooth enough to never damage your pocket. The handle is nicely shaped and feels great in hand. The handle has also been enhanced with a lanyard eye.
With the Ontario RAT-2 you won't get a knife that will last a lifetime. You do, however, get a solid tool for not a lot of money. And yet, the knife doesn't feel cheap. The perfect companion to take with you on a daily basis.