This is a review of the Ontario RAT II knife I was looking for an alternate EDC knife, something cost effective and that I could use to carry around and not worry about. The Ontario RAT II looked like it would fit the bill. I'd always wanted to get an Ontario knife and I've liked the other RAT models (fixed blades) so I pulled the trigger and ordered this one. Summary - Sadly, I'm disappointed. Rather than go into a bunch of details about the process leading up to this purchase, I think I'll just jump right into the "Pro's and Con's". Pro's - The blade is the right length, albeit a bit short. - I like that the scales are drilled to reverse the clip to tip up (it ships tip down...BOO!) - It's light, which is what I wanted. (unfortunately, that's about it) Con's - First impression when opening it up was "cheap knife" (like Knife Show on QVC kinda cheap). - Blade looked like they sharpened the dang thing on a bench grinder and just sent it out. - Scales feel cheap and plastic-ey. - Opening is not easy. It's smooth and quick once you get it started, but starting it is hard. - Balance is not very good (feels all blade and no handle). - When the knife opens and locks it makes a loud, hollow, "POP" sound. (not quiet at all). - Edge was so ragged I literally had to run it over my ceramic hone to even look at it! - It's way sharp now, but no thanks to Randall's (shame on them for that!). - Oh, and the top edges of the blade are practically sharper than the blade itself!! Don't ever stick you hand in your pocket with this thing. (Probably great on a fire steel though, but not something you want on a EDC/pocket knife). I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Sure, I didn't expect it to be a competitor to my Benchmade Mini-Grips (at 5x-6x the price), but I thought the Randall's were better than this. Honestly, I'm really actually disappointed in this knife. I expected more from RAT. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a "kids knife" (really). A while back my Father-In-Law bought me a Box-o-Knives from the 'Knife Show' on TV. Crappiest knives ever, but they serve a purpose. We probably lose about 10 knives a year out feeding the livestock, so cheap knives fit the bill for cutting open bales, and ranch work (in the dark and snow storms), etc. After I looked over the RAT II tonight and played with it a bit...I just wound up throwing it in the drawer with the rest of the Knife Show Box-o-Knives. What a bummer!