Hey guys, I recently learned about the Ontario Utilitac 2 in the Rat 1 thread and boy is this a really awesome blade! It's a bit bigger, heavier, and more stout than the Rat 1, with similar construction (AUS-8A blade steel, full stainless liners, nylon scales, etc) to the Rat 1, but the looks and ergos are top notch! As with the Rat 1 and Rat 2, the Utilitac 2 comes in a variety of configurations. The U2 is available with 2 different handle styles, black or satin blade, tanto or drop point, and serrated or plain edge, for a pretty staggering array of different combinations. I got the black on black plain edge drop point with the more rounded handled. They handles are SUPER comfy with rounded over edges, the deployment is very fast, blade centering dead nuts in the middle and lock-up nothing short of perfect. I prefer the U2 to the R1 for several reasons: ergos, blade shape, and the plastic handles are grippier than the Rat's. Combined those features w/ the overall quality of the Rat 1 we're all familiar with and this is a stellar knife. For some reason I really like black blades on my cheaper beater knives. The U2 has been a great heavy use utility knife and joins my Rat 1's and 2's, Tenacious, and Mini Recon 1 in household, EDC, yard work, garage, and general rough use work. Knives you're not afraid to abuse, bang around, and neglect. Here's a couple of pictures of the U2 w/ my beloved Mini Recon 1 (both knives sporting the "stick it to the righties" lefty-only thumb stud mod) and Tenacious. Certain online retailers are selling U2s for less than 30 dollars. Get yourself a couple today!