Classics never go out of style.
The RCT-1 Raven Double Action Out The Front Knife features a 440c Stainless Steel blade with a two tone matte black finish. The blade can be quickly deployed with the ambidextrous sliding button. Pushing forward on the button deploys the blade out the front of the handle and pressing backwards on the button retracts the blade back into the handle where it is ready again to be deployed at a moments notice.
Details that matter.
The handle is patterned for non-slip handling in any environment. The metal pocket clip is reversible and can be carried in the button back or button front positions. When clipped into the pocket it has a nice low profile “ride”. The end of the knife features a glass breaker pommel designed to shatter glass or break anything else you might need to in case of an emergency.
All RavenCrest Tactical OTF knives are extremely safe to operate and use.
RavenCrest Tactical OTF knives come with a built-in safety that will not allow the blade to fully deploy if anything is obstructing its path. Once in “safety mode” the blade will need to be reset by pulling the blade all the way into its locking position making it fully functional again.
What is Cerakote?
Cerakote is not a paint. Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.
This is the second high quality OTF knife I have purchased. The other is a Bench Mark Pagan. The Pagan blade locks up better but the Raven has better blade action. For what I payed for the Raven it’s a much better deal.
Very nice knife. Opens and close perfectly every time. Would like if the blade kept its edge longer. Other then that, you feel quality when holding it, heavy and good grip
This knife is just to hard to praise in words, you really need to see and feel it for yourself. The cerakote finish looks awesome and can definitely stand the abuse. When you hold this knife you can feel the quality, and when you finally push forward on the slide button and the blade shoots out you know you’ve made the right choice. The quality you get for the price is amazing. And the RCT team is so helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. I’ve definitely found my favorite knife company, and look forward to do more business in the future.
Steve chavez –
Just received my otf tactical knife for my birthday what a awesome knife so strong and beautiful thanks I will be buying more
I utilize my knife as a tool in my law enforcement job daily. Recently, I car went into a river with the driver stuck inside and I utilized the glass breaker on the knife. Another officer took several asp stikes to the window which only took me one strike to break. The salt water messed up the opening action but some WD40 seemed to cured this problem.
I just received my first knife from Raven Crest. A Titan OTF. I am extremely please with the purchase. The knife is solid as a rock, and works flawlessly. I was so impressed with the quality of the product that I decided to join the knife club so I can enjoy this level of excitement every month! I cannot wait to receive my first shipment. Nice work Raven Crest.
chris5 (verified owner) –
This is my first OTF knife and easily the best knife I’ve ever owned. I’ve had many knives over the years, some issued by the military and others I’ve purchased and none come close to the quality of my RCT-1. I really like that it is easily disassembled for cleaning or changing blades when I want. Thanks for building me a great knife RavenCrest !!!
James Miller (verified owner) –
When I unboxed my first off knife ever and deployed it for the first time it felt so good that i almost cried. After only having it 10 days the cerakote finish was chipping on the front back and end of the knife. I contacted ravencrest and 2 hours later a prepaid shipping lable was sent to me and their response was very nicely worded that they would take care of my problem. I will be getting the knife back tomorrow. These people really do stand behind their products. I ordered a different blade today just so I can change them at will. I am looking forward to having A KNIFE FOR LIFE. THANKS RAVENCREST
This knife is a beast. Hefty blade and the whole knife has some weight to it, but if feels perfect in the hand. A little bulky for light work. This is perfect for camping or hunting. Don’t forget the lifetime warranty, as long as you have the pieces its under warranty. Check out ravenpac too. A new suprise knife delivered every month.
Mark Ceniceros –
I have had my OTF for over 2 years. Using it every day in both my professional and private life. Working with the US forest service we need a good knife as well as a multi-tool. After seeing all the videos of this knife I figured I had to give it a try.
First thing I noticed was the weight it has in your hand and I liked that a lot. The action was a bit stiff at first but over time it quickly broke in nicely. I’m not sure at what point but on a drop here or there I’ve lost 2 of the 6 screws. That is pretty much the only reason I won’t give a 5-star review.
All and all a fantastic and very sturdy knife.
Dan S. –
Neat knife, cool action. The finish on mine began to wear off in the first week, just from going into and out of my pocket.
I had not ever started using it yet, just carrying. No way this is cerakote finish,
Was going to buy these as Christmas gifts for my brothers, can’t do that if QA/QC is not part of the manufacturing process, or the description is incorrect.
James aguileta (verified owner) –
In my opinion this is one of the best OTF knives on the market I am very pleased with it however I wish you would make a stonewash version of it I don’t care for the coating but the knife itself is great works perfect no mechanical problems feels great my hand love it however the coating is nice I myself just don’t care for it I am looking forward to getting one of the alpha models the custom mirror
PATRICK B. (verified owner) –
RCT-1 is my favorite thus far. You can feel the quality & who can beat the warranty! I have the titan bravo and use it daily. Returned it for repair once with no hassle. Just purchased the micro stinger today. Thanks RCT!
Bobby Davis (verified owner) –
What a great knife. It is ready for anything right out of the box. This was my second knife, I now have 4, and I have never been disapointed in it. It feels solid id in your and operates flawlessly evey time I use it.
A friend of mine bought me a mini Raven as a birthday gift. I loved it so much I’m in the process of buying my husband, boys and daughter in laws one for Christmas. Great knives!
James meadows (verified owner) –
Just got it in today and already have a blister on my thumb from making the blade going in and out. I’ve been standing in front of the mirror with it makin like I’m wolverine, snikt!! The glass breaker is more like a skull breaker, you could really smash some people with it. Hold on, I have to take a break from writing this review so I can pretend I’m wolverine again, snikt!! I wish they would have shipped a cigar with this thing, that would really complete the effect. Did I mention this thing is heavy? If the knife ever stops working you can just fire this thing at someone’s face and they will be done. Super sweet! Oh, one complaint, it wasn’t very sharp.
Bobby Davis (verified owner) –
This is a seriously tough knife made for tough work. It feels good on your hand, and you can feel the quality as you hold it. It is sharp and ready for use right out of the box and ready to go to work. This wasn’t my first RCT-1 and it probably won’t be my last.
Cheri (verified owner) –
Although this knife was larger than I anticipated Ravencrest has worked with me to exchange it for the mini version. Excellent customer service and looking forward to receiving my smaller knife.