RCT “Defender” Spike
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roarkjames13 – September 18, 2018
ok i am giving you 4star simply because i like your stuff normally but this months blade has no real function and in some states might even be questionable to carry the workmanship is ok the edges are dull but i am assuming you want it that way because a two edged dagger or three edged dagger sharped could be an issues i will put mine in my collection its definately not a EDC or any other kind of carry knife sorry guys you missed on this Months issue
Russ – September 19, 2018
This feels like a very poorly thought out knife… It feels unfinished as well. The clip and sheath are hard and oddly placed. In the belt, you would end up poking yourself in the abdomen constantly and in the boot, the triangle lump would make it tough to conceal. The handle is bare, and it is too thin to be gripped comfortably. Received this as the monthly knife and while I was BLOWN AWAY by last month’s Ambassador, I am equally as disappointed with this knife. This is practically unusable, while last month’s knife has not left my side since unboxing…
dafearfighter – September 19, 2018
This stabber will do nice on my vest. It will not be my primary, well not planning on it anyway, but who knows how it will go.
It may take a little or lots more energy to penetrate anything, due to the point being dull and little rounded. The edges have no sharpness.
4 stars instead of the achieved 5 stars from other knives I have received from the monthly knife club.
Cecil.Heath.IV – September 19, 2018
Extremely unimpressed with this knife. Several knifes in the club have been awesome, while others have been quite lackluster. This one was the one that finally let me down enough to cancel my subscription. An almost unusable chunk of metal.
Ian – September 19, 2018
Not functional, not sharp, poor design in my opinion.
Tony Serrano – September 19, 2018
Though I see no use for this knife, it is still worth the $16.00. Since I have been a member I have received 3 previous knives that were excellent! I guess .75 success rate is pretty good so far. Thank you RavenCrest!
Mike Novelli – September 19, 2018
Not your best, but I guess maybe the bar was set too high with the last couple knives I got in my subscription. Still referring everyone I know but this months knife was just not in the same class as all of the others. Doesn’t mean I won’t be giddy like a kid at Christmas when I get the next one. Great company, great idea with the raven pac club. And for $16 bucks I understand they all can’t be $50 knives. Keep em coming boys.
Len Penrod – September 19, 2018
As usual the quality of the knife sent out is top notch. The steel used in the construction of this blade is excellent and very durable. The finish is top notch and it is a very visually appealing knife. The kydex sheath, like the knife, is durable and well made. My only issue with this knife, is what would it be used for. I like the knife. I like the way it feels in my hand, the blade is good, and with a little bit of work it is extremely sharp and holds an edge well. I just did not know what it was for. Until I talked to my friend, fellow Ravencrest member, Jon Brewer. Jon told me to try stabbing things with it, so I did, and wow was I impressed. I found myself walking around my garage looking for things to stab. It almost pulls itself into things. I stabbed multi-layers of cardboard, plastic buckets, old basketballs and volleyballs, and even the door on the parts jeep that resides in my garage. It had just a bit of and issue with the door metal, but only because of how light the knife is. But I also found that with the right application of force, i.e. a hammer, it would punch right through. I gave this knife 5 stars after I realized its purpose. I would not use this as an EDC knife, but it has found a home in my backpack, because it has many uses as a utility type tool. It is sharp enough to cut, it is thick enough to use as a digger or to pry things with and it is durable enough withstand abuse. I also like the one sided edge because it makes it really easy to sharpen. Strong work Ravencrest.
eric – September 20, 2018
Great spike, will definitely be going on my vest since my cold steel spike came up missing. People should learn the intended uses for different blades before commenting on the practicality of a blade.
Tyler Luff – September 20, 2018
I am extremely pleased with this months Ravenpac. I love how different every month is. This month especially. Ravenpac is introducing me to blades and tools that I wouldn’t have previously purchased. This month introduces a tool that is exactly what it is, a backup defensive tool. It has one function, to stab and do damage. It is not a “knife” so don’t expect it to be one. It is extremely pointy sharp, not cut sharp. You will not be “using” this everyday. It wasn’t designed for that. One thing about the spike that it describes in the description is that it is triangular shaped, there needs to be a picture so you can see that and understand what that means. It is completely flat on one side, perfect for carrying in a boot or against your body. The sheath fit and finish is amazing. A Win in my book Ravencrest!
Ryan – September 20, 2018
Really happy with the monthly knife club. I like the different variety of knifes you receive each month. It is really money well spent.
T Isbell – September 20, 2018
I like it. Light, strong and useful when needed.
Walter D Perry – September 20, 2018
Lost the top climbing rung to my deerstand and drove me new “stabbing Knife” into the tree. It worked well and supported my weight. No bending or coming loose. Regardless of use or design, a man will always find a new use for a tool. Walt
Daniel Murakami – September 20, 2018
Just received it, it’s an awesome defender strike knife.
Miller – September 20, 2018
Wonderful, great balance and good edge…
Alan – September 22, 2018
I think people are being too harsh on this review. It’s not supposed to be sharp, or multi purpose. This is a self defense, stabbing based weapon. Not a utility blade. Good for a backpack or in the car door. Do to it’s blunter edge, you could, though questionably, could use this as a kubaton. Think of the Cold Steel punch daggers, or the Benchmade skeletonized daggers. It’s really a singular purpose weapon, not an edc blade. I personally really like it. It is a bit thin, but it’s supposed to be tight and concealable.
Sean – September 22, 2018
Another awesome product from Ravencrest. Excellent job on both the spike and kydex sheath. Definitely a nice addition as a last-ditch defensive tool.
Jack – September 22, 2018
When you absolutely need to stab someone in the neck, this will get the job done. That being said, this blade is legal to own in my state, but not legal to carry. It’ll be readily available in the house in case someone needs to be stabbed in the neck.
trainfan2000 – September 22, 2018
Pretty good, nice to have a self defense knife on me, and at work it is pretty concealed on my belt and under my shirt, I have been signed up since June, and I carry all the knives I have received thus far.
Nikita – September 24, 2018
I love this defender spike. As many have mentioned above, this is not a “knife” in the cutting sense. This is a self defense tool and should be used for poking things. As a tool, it is definitely durable and works as intended. Good craftsmanship, clean design, and very simple elegance. If you find the handle too thin, then wrap the handle…Paracord is fairly inexpensive and it’s useful to know how to wrap/braid with it.
Definitely not an EDC (every-day-carry), but going in my hiking/camping backpack cuz shit happens, and this is a tool above and beyond stabbing things…. just be clever.
chris.forster79 – November 13, 2018
Definitely not an EDC item, but I wouldn’t say useless. This knife has a specific purpose….stabbing things. This knife will be joining my SHTF kit, more than likely attached to my plate carrier.
Jeffery W. – May 27, 2019
Well, I was a bit surprised when I received the spike; I had no idea when I would use it! It has sat for several months in a box with other unused knives. My daughter decided to pull it out while we were throwing knives this last weekend and, wow, it has amazing balance and throwing characteristics! Using a no spin throwing technique, the point skewered the wood targets with ease. I was impressed by its deep penetration into cedar at 10’ despite its low weight. It throws well using a traditional index finger hold or bo shuriken technique. I can’t carry a handgun where I work and I’m not going to throw my pocket blade. But, the Kydex sheath fits perfectly at the 3 o’clock position with the knife easily accessible in a pinch for either a piercing weapon or as a thrower with my pocket blade as my primary blade. While it’s not exactly what I expected from RavenCrest, I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Brandon Desens – May 31, 2019
I don’t care for this one, the blade part is well made and the point is crazy sharp. The main complaint I have is that the handle is to thin, so it’s not comfortable to hold. Also I don’t get why the holster is so wide for such a skinny blade, it seems like it defeats the purpose.
I don’t care for this one, the blade part is well made and the point is crazy sharp. The main complaint I have is that the handle is too thin, so it’s not comfortable to hold. Also I don’t get why the holster is so wide for such a skinny blade, it seems like it defeats the purpose.
ChipN – June 14, 2019
This was interesting and fun to practice with but is not very practical for me personally. It is too long for EDC (IMO) and would be better suited to use as a boot knife or backup last-ditch weapon under a vest. It is thin and light enough where it could be ideal for either of those use cases.
My dagger had completely unsharpened blades, which I initially thought was by design but later realized that somehow that step was missed. Still, it was fun to practice with and since it was one of the RavenPac Club monthly knives I don’t feel bad at all having it due to the low monthly cost.
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