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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 […]
June 16, 2018
OTF Knife State Laws - RavenCrest Tactical

Updated State Laws for OTF Knives….

It has been a busy few years in the world of knife laws / de-regulations…. Thanks to the works of fine organizations like Knife Rights (kniferights.org), there have been many states that have overturned their ancient laws regarding knives and OTF’s. This has allowed us as a company to travel and share our awesome product to more states than ever before. If you are not already a member of Knife Rights, then we highly encourage you to join their efforts.. Here is what they have done for the knife community in just the last 2 years: 2016 Knife Owners’ Protection […]
June 16, 2018
All about Damascus Steel

All About Damascus Steel…

Brief History of Damascus Steel: If you hang around the knife community long enough you will hear grand talks and debates when it comes to Damascus steel.. To the casual knife collector or knife beginner, the amount of history and info out there on Damascus steel might seem overwhelming. In this post we will look to give a brief overview of where Damascus steel originally came from, how it’s made, and how it is currently being used in edged weapon manufacturing. The history of Damascus steel can be traced all the way back to 500 A.D. where in India it […]
June 14, 2018
Best Father's Day Gifts

Best Tactical Father’s Day Gifts 2018

Best Tactical Father’s Day Gifts 2018: It is almost Father’s Day, and there is an elephant in the room we all need to acknowledge…… Most people spend far more time and money on Mother’s Day gifts than they do on Father’s Day gifts… Wait, you don’t believe us??!! Well we have compiled just a few examples of bad Father’s Day gift ideas that have been created throughout the years. The Toupee Visor: No one will ever notice… Action Jeans: For those fathers whose #1 issue is denim restricting their roundhouse kicks… The Extra Love Shirt: Not just children buy bad […]
July 20, 2017
Army Tank vs OTF Knife RavenCrest Tactical

Army Tank vs RavenCrest Tactical OTF Knife

Army Tank vs RavenCrest Tactical RCT-1 Raven OTF Knife… TANK TOUGH KNIVES! Really cool some of our Army friends sent us some video clips of them running over one of our knives (wanted to see if they really were “Tank Tough”)… We put all the clips together…hope you guys enjoy!
February 23, 2015
Top 5 Deadly Swords

Top 5 Famous and Deadly Swords

#5 Napoleon’s Sword: In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte became the military and political leader of France after staging a coup d’état.  Five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor.  In the first decade of the 19th century Napoleon and the French Empire were engaged in conflict and war with every major European power. Historians regard Napoleon as a military genius and a man who made strong contributions to the operational art of war. On the battlefield Napoleon carried a pistol and a sword.  He owned a large collection of arms and artillery.  His weapons were one of a kind and […]
January 11, 2015
Knives and Blood lore

History of the Edged Tool : Drawing Blood Lore

Drawing Blood Lore Just as with swords, regional and cultural superstitions exist regarding the treatment of knives that are used in combat. One common superstition states that it is bad luck to return a combat knife from its sheath without using it to draw blood. That is, don’t take your knife out of your sheath unless you intend to attack your enemy with it. A Scottish myth exists surrounding drawing the sgian dubh (Dirk), without drawing the blood of an Englishman. These superstitions are usually attempts to insult the culture of the enemy. There are cultures that believe a knife […]
January 5, 2015
OTF Knife vs Car Torture Test

OTF vs Car Torture Test Video

We put our Full Size RCT-1 Raven, Mini RCT-1 Raven, Titan Bravo and Spartan OTF Knife Models up against a Chrysler 300 and Dodge Durango. This is by far our hardest and most brutal testing to date we have done. Every OTF Knife performed flawlessly. There are no cuts, no special effects…This is live actual footage. Only one of each knife was used for all testing. RavenCrest Tactical OTF Knives | Tank Tough
December 23, 2014
Jim Bowie Legend

History of the Edged Tool : James Bowie and Sandbar Brawl

We are a knife company owned and operated by true knife junkies. We (as owners of Raven Crest Tactical) love all things knife related, especially knife stories and history. In this series we are going to share some historical / ceremonial / cultural and religious stories regarding edged weapons. Get ready because we are coming out of the gates hot with this series.. James Bowie and the Sandbar Fight James Bowie, that name may sound familiar to some.. Ever heard of the “Bowie Knife”, here is what one looks like: Well James Bowie created the Bowie Knife and here is […]
December 16, 2014
How To Use A Knife To Start A Fire

101 Ways to Use a Knife : How to Start a Fire (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of our series on how to start a fire, we went over how to use a knife to create useable planks of wood out of a large log. These planks are the long term fuel for your fire. In this article we are going to go over how to prepare your kindling, or quick ignite material that will actually start your fire. Then we will go over how to ignite that kindling and start a fire. Tools Needed: 1. Knife 2. Flint / Magnesium Striker Step 1 : Find your Kindling Most locations are going to have […]