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Raven's Sword is Raven Branwen's signature weapon.


Raven's weapon is a long, single-edged, one-handed sword of Japanese design, with a trigger built into the hilt and cross-guard rather than the traditional tsuba. The scabbard contains a rotary chamber filled with various types of Dust blades: green, cyan, red (Fire), dark blue (Ice), purple (Gravity), yellow (Electricity) and white. When drawn, the blade can telescope to approximately double its stored length. It also has several normal blades.

When Raven connects the hilt with the scabbard, she can switch to a different Dust blade, or if the hilt does not have a blade, she can replace the blade. The Dust blades can also be broken after they have sustained too much damage, prompting her to switch to a new Dust blade during combat.

The scabbard is also capable of ejecting the sword with the press of a button.

Raven is able to create a much larger sword through magic using her Maiden powers that does not use the hilt of her normal sword. It retains the style of blade used in her normal swords, a single edged blade reminiscent of a Japanese katana. The blade she creates in the fight against Cinder Fall is made entirely of ice.


  • When equipped with a red blade, Raven's Sword bears some resemblance to the swords wielded by some of Junior Xiong's Henchmen, as well as Adam Taurus' weapon, Wilt. The rotating chamber in the scabbard also demonstrates similarities to Weiss Schnee's Myrtenaster.
  • Due to the blade's full length when drawn, it would not be considered a katana, which has a shorter blade length. Japanese classification makes it an ōdachi.
  • The weapon was modeled by Monty Oum in about a weekend during a trip.[1]



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  • Raven sword sheath

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    • Like Sentry said, it was fairly clear when we first saw her back in Volume 2. We even get to watch the blades move in the rotary system, and j...
    • If you look closely on slow-mo in the No Brakes scene, there's also a little burst of black energy when she starts unsheathing the bl...
  • Red Blades: What do they do?

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    • Phantomlink959 wrote:@SYUTK One made at 4 am running on ....That's no good. You need to sleep at least 6 hours.
    • Working at an anime convention, had no choice.