December 8, 2014
How To Throw A Knife

101 Ways to Use a Knife : Knife Throwing

Knife throwing is not only a useful skill to know for survival purposes, but it is also extremely challenging and fun. In this article we are going to go over some knife throwing fun we had with one of our Nemesis OTF knives. Because of the weight of our knife, we wanted to try the “no spin” knife throwing technique. Here was our results Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding our shoot: First, the thrower (co-owner Nate Mirand) had no proper training in how to “no spin” throw a knife or any other knife throwing technique. […]
November 30, 2014
How To Use A Knife To Start A Fire

101 Ways to Use a Knife: Starting a Fire (Part 1 of 2)

Knowing how to start a fire without standard fire starting materials (i.e. matches or a lighter) is a fundamental survival skill. From boy scouts to the most elite special forces operators, they are all taught basic fire starting skills. Once again there are many ways to learn how to start a fire with minimal tools. We are going to show you how to start a fire by using two of our basic EDC tools that some of you carry with you everyday. We want to show you how easily you can start a fire whenever and wherever you are with […]
November 21, 2014
OTF Knife Torture Test Behind The Scenes

Torture Tests “Behind the Scenes”…

If you have been following us, you have probably noticed that we like to put our OTF knives through “Torture Tests”. For the most part, the torture tests we put our knives through are far more extreme than anything the average person is going to do to their knife. These tests were designed to show how our OTF knives will perform when put through extreme conditions. We get quite a bit of email / feedback about these videos, sometimes the feedback is that they don’t believe we actually did these tests. They are certain that we did some sort of […]
November 18, 2014

Slick Like John Wick…

Did you see that scene in John Wick where he put that small OTF knife in his boot? It was quick but it was definitely there. We have been getting a lot of emails asking if that was one our knives. We don’t think it was, but it got us thinking. What other cool action heroes / villains have carried an OTF knife. Hi there Jack Bauer, that is a nice looking OTF knife you have there in your hand. Seems like OTF knives have been in the hands of some pretty cool characters. Remember the Joker and how creepy […]
November 14, 2014
Every Day Tactical

Everyday Tactical People….

As a man, when someone says the word “Tactical”, there are a few images that pop up in my mind. I would guess most of us men would probably picture something similar: soldiers in combat formation, or that lone beast mode soldier who is armed to the teeth a la  “The Exependables”.   But what we are learning from our awesome customers is that tactical sometimes looks like this: We are happy to introduce you all to Amanda. Amanda is one of our loyal and happy customers and a close friend of the company. Amanda is a wife, mom, registered […]
November 13, 2014

101 Ways to use your Knife: #1 “How to make a Spear”

If you were ever in a true survival scenario, being able to make a spear would not only be useful for hunting or fishing, but a spear is also a useful tool for protection. Being able to make a spear is a simple yet critical survival skill. Below, we will go over some basics to spear making techniques. There are many many ways to do this, some that could take you hours to finish. We are choosing a very simple and quick technique that takes minimal time, energy yet could produce maximum damage in a pinch.) Note: If you are […]
November 11, 2014

The Importance of Honoring our Veterans…

In case you didn’t know, today is Veteran’s Day.. Veteran’s Day seems to fall into that class of American holidays that typically includes one of the following activities: hanging with your buddies or family, eating or drinking way too much, catching up on chores or errands, or just plain relaxing and doing nothing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those activities, as long as we don’t forget why we have this day, and who this day honors. What Exactly is Veteran’s Day? Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day”, and has always been celebrated on Nov. 11. This […]
November 8, 2014
Spartan Facts

Spartan Warrior Trivia

8 Spartan “Did You Know?” Facts : 1. Did you know Spartans had to prove their fitness even as infants? Infanticide was a disturbingly common act in the ancient world, but in Sparta this practice was organized and managed by the state. All Spartan infants were brought before a council of inspectors and examined for physical defects, and those who weren’t up to standards were left to die. The ancient historian Plutarch claimed these “ill-born” Spartan babies were tossed into a chasm at the foot of Mount Taygetus, but most historians now dismiss this as a myth. If a Spartan […]
November 7, 2014
Spartan Toughness

Spartan Toughness…

The Spartan army stood at the center of the Spartan state, whose citizens’ primary obligation was to be killing machines. The Spartans were one of the most feared military forces in world history. At the height of Sparta’s power, it was commonly accepted that, “one Spartan was worth several men of any other state.” The tales of Spartan warriors are filled with pictures of fearless and almost reckless bravery. The story that most of us are familiar with (thanks to the movie 300) is The Battle of Thermopylae. This was a week long battle where a Greek force of approximately […]
November 4, 2014
Spartan Warrior

The Weapons of the “Ideal Warrior”

Thanks to Hollywood, and Gerard Butler, most of us have a picture of what a Spartan warrior looked like. Maybe they embellished a little, but what they did get right was how serious of a warrior the Spartan was. Sparta wasn’t like other Greek city-states that were centers of the arts, learning and philosophy. No, Sparta’s culture was plain and simple: war. Male Spartan’s were allowed only one occupation: solider. Indoctrination into this lifestyle began at age 7, when they left their home and entered the Agoge. During this stage of life the warrior children were subjected to continuous and […]
October 28, 2014
Why We Love The Tanto Blade

Spirit of the Samurai – Why We Love The Tanto Blade

Who was the Samurai Warrior? Deadly. Smart. Skilled. Disciplined. Loyal. Precise. Feared. Respected. These are just a few of the ways that history has described the samurai warrior. The mighty samurai is a warrior legend, and for over 200 years stories of the samurai trickled down from generation to generation. The story of the samurai will continue to live on because of how interesting and unique the samurai were. We are going to discuss some interesting characteristics of the samurai, and at the end of this article we will show you how to add a piece of the samurai spirit […]
October 23, 2014
OTF Knife Care RavenCrest Tactical

OTF Knife Care and Maintenance : Taking Apart and Cleaning your OTF Knife

Cleaning and caring for your OTF knife is a very important part of owning one. A clean and well maintained OTF is a functional and useful tool. A dirty OTF knife can misfire and be unreliable. The good news is that cleaning and caring for an OTF can be very easy and fun. Now, before we go any further we must put this little disclaimer out there: “We understand that OTF knives come in all different shapes and sizes. So, when discussing the caring for and cleaning of your OTF we are going to assume that you own one of […]