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After MUCH research, I am torn between an Ontario RAT-1 and Spyderco tenacious. I would buy both but I am buying this as a gift. I really can't decide between either one. Can someone help me? If there is a better knife for the money in the same price range, I would like to know about those as well.
 

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My .02 worth. With the options you offered, I would go with the Ontario Rat-1. I have friends that are current Leo's, that carry them and they swear by them.:thumb: hope this helps.
 

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I own both. They are both good. I prefer the RAT 1 since it is a heavier knife but the Tenacious is faster to open. Opening speed is not a deal breaker for me since I carry a gun anyway.
 

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After MUCH research, I am torn between an Ontario RAT-1 and Spyderco tenacious. I would buy both but I am buying this as a gift. I really can't decide between either one. Can someone help me? If there is a better knife for the money in the same price range, I would like to know about those as well.
I just bought this Mantis the other day. It's pretty hardcore for a folder:




Here's their site: http://mantisknives.com/products.html
 
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After MUCH research, I am torn between an Ontario RAT-1 and Spyderco tenacious. I would buy both but I am buying this as a gift. I really can't decide between either one. Can someone help me? If there is a better knife for the money in the same price range, I would like to know about those as well.
You are comparing apples and oranges here. The Ontario RAT-1 is a carbon steel blade and the Spyderco is stainless.

For real easy use and carry the Ontario RAT-1 is the clear winner simply due to the easy to sharpen carbon steel blade.
 

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Check out CRKT, they have so many great EDC tactical folders, for an excellent price point. Go to amazon type in crkt folders. I have a massive knife collection, and funny enough I EDC three different blades all being CRKT. It is also the largest growing brand in my collection. The M 21series knives are the very best folding knives I have had the pleasure of owning, and the flipper makes opening them easy and fast, also absolutely zero blade play they lock up tightly and safely. Anyway you choose to go, good luck and happy hunting.
 

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You are comparing apples and oranges here. The Ontario RAT-1 is a carbon steel blade and the Spyderco is stainless.

For real easy use and carry the Ontario RAT-1 is the clear winner simply due to the easy to sharpen carbon steel blade.
Not true. Spyderco uses 8Cr13MoV which has a 13% Chromium content. Ontario uses AUS-8 which has a 13-14.5% Chromium content. If anything the Ontario is possibly slightly more stainless.
 

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You are comparing apples and oranges here. The Ontario RAT-1 is a carbon steel blade and the Spyderco is stainless.

For real easy use and carry the Ontario RAT-1 is the clear winner simply due to the easy to sharpen carbon steel blade.
Not true. Spyderco uses 8Cr13MoV which has a 13% Chromium content. Ontario uses AUS-8 which has a 13-14.5% Chromium content. If anything the Ontario is possibly slightly more stainless.
OOPS! :eek:: MY MISTAKE...........
 

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I've been EDCing a Byrd Cara Cara 2 for going on 5 months now after researching $20-40 folders to replace my much loved S&W HRT folder that I lost this winter after carrying it every day for years, skinning deer and cutting everything.
I wanted a cheap folder that would give me the same performance as the S&W and settled on the Byrd. I've made feather sticks, cut everything I could, drilled the tip through stuff I shouldn't have trying to make it fail (within reason).
It still locks up tight, is made of a decent steel and can be bought for about $20. Very hard to beat and yes I have more expensive knives but just like Mora's the Byrd knives seem to defy thier price.
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