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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 […]
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 […]