Ive been debating about getting he BK2 for about two to three years. I know the scales leave much to desire and now I can order Micarta scales if I wanted. The RAT-5 on the other had is something i have been thinking about recently. I'm looking for a quality fixed blade knife and I'm not looking for one of those gimmicky Rambo style knives. (I already have one of those that was given to me when I was in HS). The reason I mentioned the two knives is because I like the the size, shape of the blade, and heft they both offer. Plus with there size I think both will make a nice camping knife. So lets here your thoughts on these two knives. If any of you own either or both knives lets here the pros and cons of each knife.