Mini Grip vs Rat 2
Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:15 PM
Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:14 AM
Ive never had a mini grip, but I had the full size Ritter grip, and while a great knife, you make a good point. For what I mainly use a folder for, my Rat 2 (that I recently got), does the exact same thing my Ritter could do, with less retention and better lock up. Sure, the grips have an axis lock, which is really good, but the liner lock on my Rat 2 is plenty sufficient for what I use my knives for and for a fraction of the cost. Hell, I could break 3 Rat 2s for the price of 1 mini grip, although the mini grip may take a much worse beating.
So in my opinion, having a rat 2 now, I personally would only buy something like an adamas if Im going to spend a lot on a folder. I love the way the rat 2 carries, and honestly, the quality is on point. I know a lot of people knock a liner lock, but its fine for what I do. My blade came near perfectly centered and Im impressed with AUS 8 (for what it is). Sure, it isnt m390 or s30v, but its plenty for what I use my knife for.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:27 PM
I own both and you really can't go wrong with either one, just depends on how much you want to spend. The Mini grip is sharper out of the box and the axis lock is just so much fun to play with. The RAT 2 despite the low entry point and being a liner lock is really quite impressive. It came centered and the action for a non assisted folder is fast and effortless, one of the best for a budget knife. The RAT 2 doesn't hold the edge as well as the Mini grip if compared but for daily light work like cutting card board boxes, packages, mail, small zip ties, etc. it is just fine. So, if you want to spend less go with the RAT 2 and you'll be happy. If you have the dough to spend more you'll definitely be happy with the MIni grip.
Thread is less worthy without pics so here are mine, carrying the mini grip today as part of my edc...
my old RAT 2
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:38 PM
Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:18 PM
Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:18 PM
Aus8 gets a bad name, but for what it is, it's not anything way less inferior to 154cm...but they have there respective places I guess.
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