Police1 puts the latest version of the legendary EDC knife in
2023 Top Three List
Ontario Knife Company® (OKC®), the award-winning cutlery manufacturer with over 130 years of experience designing and creating knives for every need, is proud to announce that the editors of Police1, an equipment website, news and Techniques for Law Enforcement, has the latest iteration of OKC’s legendary RAT-1 folding EDC knives, the RAT-1 Red, on its list of Top Three Knife Innovations for SHOT Show 2023. Read the full article here .
“The RAT-1 Red is true to the original design, except it comes in S35VN steel and red G-10 scales,” Lindsey Bertomen, police products editor, said in the article. “These are improvements on an already proven design. The RAT-1 Red was designed for EDC, and the simple design is perfect for patrolling and even better for field work. I’m already looking around to see if I can find one.”
The RAT-1 Red has a 3.5-inch long, 0.115-inch thick blade made of S35VN steel with a hardness rating of 58-60 HRC that has a full flat conical grind. As noted in the article, Red has upgraded to extremely strong, high-quality S35VN steel, providing superior wear and chip resistance with excellent long-lasting edge retention. Other features are a 5-inch closed length, which helps make this such a popular EDC knife, and an 8.5-inch open length. It’s compact enough to fit in your pocket, yet large enough to comfortably complete tasks with ease. The new red G10 scale handle was inspired by the OKC brand. OKC added a bit of history with the 1889 maker’s mark on the clip and the original Randall Adventure Training logo on the blade. The red handle and additional markings add a bit of nostalgia to the legendary EDC knife from a company with many decades of history behind it.
Founded in 1889, the Ontario Knife Company® is an award-winning manufacturer of knives, cutlery and tools that has operated in upstate New York for more than 125 years. OKC® produces a wide range of tools, including cutlery and cookware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue gear, scientific and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has a long tradition of manufacturing knives and tools for the US Army, producing high-quality equipment that has seen continuous service since World War II. In addition to being a major supplier to the US Military, OKC leverages a network of major distributors, dealers, and commercial retailers to sell its products nationally and internationally in more than 35 countries. OKC’s custom manufacturing division, Jericho® Tool, advances capabilities that include a broad spectrum of tool and die, and machining operations to provide private label and OEM manufacturing services for consumer and industrial goods. Together, OKC’s product lines and manufacturing services reach the home goods, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement and first aid, and education industries.
For more information about the Ontario Knife Company and its industry-leading line of advanced knives, machetes, sharps, and specialty tools, contact the Ontario Knife Company at PO Box 145-26 Empire Street Franklinville, NY 14737 Phone (716) 676-5527 · Or visit www.ontarioknife.com. Ontario Knife Company is a subsidiary of publicly traded Servotronics, Inc. (NYSE MKT – SVT).