Ontario Knife Company is not known for massive new product catalogs, but this year they’ve revealed a hefty batch of models lined up for release in 2022. We’ve already covered two of the 12 knives, the Old Hickory Folder and Ti22 Equinox, in previous stories; here are the other ten.
The RAT series of fixed blades needs no introduction; the new RAT-6 falls right in between RATs -5 and -7 in terms of blade length. Its 5.5-inch drop point blade has a generous choil, simplifying sharpening and facilitating forward grips for choking up. The blade steel is S35VN, and the scales are a light tan Micarta.
Elsewhere in the RAT line, the existing RAT-3 is getting two sets of variations, each with specialized blade shapes. The Gobar model has a straight edge, chisel-style blade shape, while the Utility retains the chisel shape but gives the edge a bellied-out, curving geometry. Both have the same blade length of 3.5 inches and carbon blade steel.
The folding Old Hickory is on my list.
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