Ontario RAT Model 1, Copper and D2
wherein I braze a rat.
Specifically a RAT 1 in D2 and G-10 from Ontario Knives. The RAT is Ontario's best known collaboration with Randall's Adventure and Training (hence the RAT name), an outfit better known for their association with ESEE and for teaching people how to evade capture and survive in the jungle. The RAT Model 1 (and its slightly smaller brother the RAT Model 2) are fairly well known, very good budget knives. Fast flip, good ergos including a bit of thumb ramp, strong liner lock. No wiggle, no nonsense. The standard models come with AUS-8 -- with a good heat treat AUS 8 can be ok steel, but I wanted to go a little better for the Copper Rat. So I grabbed a D2 version with some light colored scales that I might customize later for some other project (light scales are a lot more interesting to dye.)
So I have my threadlocker, my Torx T6 and T8, some lanyard stuff, and a pair of aftermarket copper scales from Flytanium. And a nearby pair of needlenose...
Nov 24, 2019