July 1, 2019
4th of July Fun Facts

Independence Day – 10 Fun Facts

Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later. he only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. One out of eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard (7 total). The stars on the original American […]
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 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 […]
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