The Ontario RAT 7 Fixed Blade knife is a good sized outdoor and survival knife at 12" in overall length. Designed by Jeff Randall, the RAT 7 Knife features a blade made of 1095 Carbon Steel that is 6.5" long and is .187" thick. The blade of the RAT 7 knife is coated with a black textured powder coating and is a drop point. As with all the RAT knifes, the handle of the RAT 7 is canvas Micarta.
The RAT 7 fixed blade knife comes complete with a Cordura Nylon Sheath (but you can also use the lanyard on the pommel for carrying) that features a plastic insert for edge protection and an accessory pocket for storage.
The RAT 7 Fixed blade knife is made in the USA.
The Ontario 8605 Serrated Rat 7 Fixed Blade Knife has been discontinued and is sold out.
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Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2013
Great knife,but it was not sharp at all.very dull blade,think if you pay for a $100.00 knife,it should be sharp,that is my opinion
Posted by LVPG on 28th Sep 2011
I’ve had the pleasure of using my RAT 7 on 3 outings and am very impressed with it’s handling and overall performance. Better than average balance and good proportions, the RAT 7 feels, elegant in hand. This is a stark contrast to the very ‘utilitarian” feel of my RTAK II and RAT 3.
On paper, the RAT 7 draws a direct comparison to the Recon Scout, though no 2 blades could be further apart in feel. Both have 7 inch blades with similar cutting edge sweep. But, the Recon Scout, with its chunky blade and very top-heavy feel, make it feel like a bigger knife than it actually is. The RAT 7, with its better proportion and balance, feels smaller and more nimble than its capabilities afford.
It is understood that no 1 blade can do-it-all. From my experience, I’ve found the RAT 7 to do all things well. In fact, I have not used a blade that could be better titled, “all-around” knife. True, there are knives that do certain things better, but I haven’t used one that does as many things as well. It is a very comfortable carver [push, pull or hack carving] and good wood splitter. At 3/16 inch thick, the blade slices well and has less tendency to crescent like the RTAK II. But, without the mass, requires more downward pressure with the holding hand when battoning.
Who’s a candidate for the RAT 7? Someone who likes the feel of a good 4-5 inch sheath knife, but wants more capability with chopping and battoning. If you are looking for a “big-knife,” look elsewhere. Though its performance it tops, its nimble and elegant feel will put you off. You will pick it up and believe it is “not enough” knife…although it probably is.
The RAT 7 is a great, big, little knife.