The Rat Bastard

An ornery little cuss

The Rat Bastard


The Rat Bastard is an ornery little cuss. Maybe it’s his trouble with the missus. Or maybe it’s a shortman’s complex. But whatever’s crawled up his ass, the Rat Bastard is a war cleaver that pisses turpentine and takes umbrage at the smallest slight.

Like its big brothers the Mack Daddy-O and Reaver Cleaver, the Rat Bastard is styled after the Chinese warsword, with a blade a quarter-inch thick and almost 3 inches wide at the tip. The butt end has the traditional ring of the Chinese dadao, suitable for hanging the piece from a hook on the abattoir wall, or for tying a lanyard. And at over 2 pounds of 5160 steel, it’s burly as all get out and capable of as much butchery as you’ve got the gumption.

The Rat Bastard is full tang, heat-treated for all manner of mischief, and comes standard with a Kydex sheath.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 5 × 5 in
Total Length

Blade Length

Handle Length

Grip Size

Steel Thickness

.25 in (6.4mm)

Steel Type



Release Date

You must be 18 or older to order a blade.
Total Length: 20 in. (.51m)
Blade Length: 13 in. (.33m)
Handle Length: 7 in. (.18m)
Grip Size: 4.5 in (.11m)
Steel Thickness: .25 in (6.4mm)
Steel Type: 5160
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz (1.02kg)
Availability: 12-16 week wait
Release Date: March 2014


1909 Wyoming St, Ste 11
Missoula, Montana 59801