The Rat Bastard

An ornery little cuss

The Rat Bastard


WHOA THERE! Please note that we can no longer make blades in time for Christmas delivery. You can still order the blade, but it will be delivered after the new year.

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 Width

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 Width: .25 in (6.4mm)
Steel Type: 5160
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz (1.02kg)
Availability: 7-9 week wait time.
Release Date: March 2014


1909 Wyoming #8-9
Missoula, Montana 59801