Ontario Knife Company’s newest offering is an improved RAT-6 fixed blade knife. The RAT-6 is great for chopping and fine detail work, making it excellent for survival and outdoor use. The RAT-6 is a part of OKC’s RAT series fixed blade knives.
Ontario RAT-6 Now With S35VN Steel
According to V.P. of Sales and Marketing, David Fenske, “For the new RAT-6, we’ve upgraded the blade steel to tough-as-nails S35VN, while incorporating a 5.5-inch blade with a deep finger choil and a micarta handle.” The deep finger choil and micarta handle provide a secure grip when you want to do detail work. The S35VN steel, rated at 58-60HRC and with a satin finish, provides resistance to wear and chipping while “delivering excellent, long-lasting edge retention.”
The RAT-6 is 100% manufactured in the USA and has an overall length of 12.1-inches. It comes outfitted with a Nylon MOLLE sheath which is perfect for strapping to packs, MOLLE belts, tactical vests, or anything with a MOLLE panel. This knife is excellent for any outdoor task. The RAT-6 retails for $229.95.
The History of OKC
The Ontario Knife Company was founded by William B. Ensworth, Charles Albert Brace, and William Maudsley in 1889. Operating out of Upstate New York, OKC specializes in manufacturing cutlery and kitchenware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue equipment, science and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has been building knives for the U.S. military since WWII. OKC’s products reach the housewares, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement and first responders, education, science and medical, and industrial and agricultural industries. OKC has been producing knives for over 125 years and sells them nationwide and internationally in over 35 countries.
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MODEL: OKC RAT-6
BLADE LENGTH : 5.5 inches (14cm)
BLADE MATERIAL: S35VN
OVERALL LENGTH: 12.1 inches (30.7cm)
BLADE HARDNESS: 58-60HRC
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
HANDLE MATERIAL: Micarta