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July 23, 2018
RavenCrest Tactical Kukri

History of the Kukri

The Kukri, or more traditionally named, Khukuri is the national weapon and utility knife of the Nepalese people. It holds symbols of national pride, valor in battle, and personal bravery; although it is all of these things and more. With its wickedly curved edge, the khukuri is known as one of the most the most renowned fighting knives in the world.  However, the khukuri was also commonly employed as multi-use utility tool, rather like a machete. In this familiar role, it is used for the peaceful, daily tasks of chopping firewood, cutting meat and vegetables, skinning game, and opening cans […]
July 10, 2018
Samurai Steel

All About Samurai Steel…

What is Samurai Steel? It has been said that the samurai’s sword was his soul. Perhaps this deep attachment had something to do with the perfect melding of form and function found in the katana, as the famous curved sword is known in Japan. Invented a millennium ago, the katana remains a marvel of aesthetic beauty and skillful engineering. While most bladed weapons over the centuries were designed to either pierce or slash, the katana’s two different types of steel gave it optimum qualities for both, making it a highly versatile weapon in battle. Let’s look at the steps taken […]
July 10, 2018
All about D2 Steel

All About D2 Steel

D2 Steel History:     D2 steel’s popularity began during the “Rosey the Riveter” days of World War II. Back then, D2 steel was used to make dies for production lines. A die is pressed down to cut and create shapes out of softer steel. To sum it all up, D2 steel was created to “punch” out large military vehicle/ airplane parts, that would then be hand assembled on an assembly line. D2 steel was not just designed to easily cut through other steels, it was designed to cut through other steels repeatedly, in a factory setting without major wear […]