American Bushman

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Caught a Rat

Yesterday the kids and I ran down to JRE Industries to drop off a knife for a new sheath and picked up a RAT Cutlery RAT3 with green blade and orange handles.

The RAT3 came with a molded plastic (not kydex) sheath and several accessories that allow multiple carry options with the sheath. There was also a warranty card, instructions for the sheath attachments, and a thick plastic card with contact information for RAT Cutlery Company on the front and some survival and signaling information on the back.

Knife Specs:
1095 Steel
0.135" thick right in front of the handle slabs
3 7/8" from tip to front of handle
8.5" OAL
5.75 oz.
Orange G10 handle slabs
Approximately .513" thick at thickest part of handle

The sheath accessories include a clip plate, Chicago screws, rubber spacers, MOLLE clips, and a piece of paracord with a cord lock. This allows the user to configure the sheath to his/her preference and the numerous carry options allow you to locate the sheath on your person where it best suits you. HERE is an image from the RAT Cutlery website with the various carry options.

The knife is very thin and comfortably fits into my hand. The handle has been left fairly grippy (just the way I like 'em) and the super thin profile doesn't really lend itself to much contouring of the slabs. You can see it's rounded at the top and bottom edges but the slabs are essentially the same thickness from front to back.

I haven't used this one yet but look forward to getting it out for a little testing and evaluation. This is my first foray into RAT (Randall Adventure & Training) knives but it certainly won't be my last.

Thanks for reading,



At 3:02 AM, Blogger Aaron said...

Beauty! I picked up a RAT Izula, and I'm loving it.


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