I bought a pair of these a few years back. One of them was absolutely perfect, the other, less so. It had portions of the blackening missing from the handle as well as a hole in the handle. I contacted MR about it, and less than two weeks later, they had everything taken care of (kudos to the customer service team). One of the sheaths was a little loose on the blade, but that’s a vise is for. Both blades are wonderfully balanced. The handles feel odd at first, but with some time you get how they’re supposed to fit in the hand. Only real complaint is about the sharpening. The false edge on the spine is left unsharpened, understandably so, but putting the edge on there as I have, makes the blades just that much more wicked.
Great knife, buy two, and learn to use a vise. lol
August 18, 2018
This blade is amazing!! Great quality for display, collection, or cosplay.
August 15, 2016
January 22, 2016
I have had this knife for several years. When I originally bought it the metal tip of the sheath was loose. I used a little GORILLA glue to fix that.
The knife itself was all right and still is. On Samhain (Halloween) I wear it with my pagan ritual robes and the Dark Helmet (sold by Museum Replicas) to give candy to the trick or treaters who come to the door.
October 08, 2015
First off. I LOVE the blade. The balance, edge, and general feel of the blade is all around awesome. The big let down on the weapon is the sheath. When I unwrapped it, top metal piece fell off (this I superglued back on, hope it holds), worse yet, the sheathe is not tight enough to hold the blade in. If the blade is not positioned in an upright manner, then the blade falls right out, this obiously makes it hard to wear, especially as I intended to wear it in a reverse upsidedown position. Otherwise, perfect.
September 16, 2015
The blade is great. Good lines. Made by windlass, hoping it is good metal even though made in India. Handle looks cool, made out of plastic, small even for my dinky hands.
Overall beautiful knife, the score gets a ding for the questionable metal and handle ergonomics. Will wrap the handle in leather and be completely satisfied.
July 17, 2015
Dear Erik F,
We are so sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory sheath! While highly unfortunate we are only human and sometimes things slip through the cracks. We would however, like to remind you that we can do a return or replacement on the item/sheath. We apologize and hope you have better experiences in the future!
Museum Replicas Team,
July 10, 2015
This rating is for the sheath, not the knife, which I rate as 5-star. The Knife is perfect. The sheath is very poorly made with the metal work not fitting the leather at all. The metal tip came off as I unwrapped the knife! That tip had not been glued on at all! There was no plastic grip insert to hold the knife in the sheath. Quality control is nonexistent!
July 10, 2015
I'm not really sure what anyone here in these bad reviews were talking about. The pointy ends on the sheath are not that sharp at all. I ordered my knife sharpened, it came that way. Packaging was superb because it was wrapped in bubblewrap. I even got a free item with it, a pocket knife! It shipped the same day I ordered it. The blade itself is fantastic, black with a metal handle. I've got it hanging up right now and it looks amazing! Great job on this one!
July 05, 2015
bought this item on weekend deal,and really was not expecting much,but was pleased with the knife, it has a great look and was better made then I thought. balance is good, an the sheath looked great.
April 02, 2015
Does the deal of the day mean that that is the time to get rid of substandard products? I was excited to see this knife on sale and I ordered it on the way home in the car. I asked the AC rep if I needed to pay more to have it sharpened and she said it was already sharp. What came was not sharp and the blade was loose from the handle. Also the knife did not fit well with the sheath (very loose). One of the few times I've been disappointed with AC/MR.
April 02, 2015
This knife is one of the few pieces in my family's collection that everyone wants a copy (or two) of. The knife itself is well balanced,beautiful and functional. The only thing holding me back from giving a five star rating is the sheath, which is loose and allows the blade to slip out.
December 19, 2014
I love the looks and design of this knife blade. I am not crazy about the cast handle but can deal with it. The scabbard, however, is absolutely useless! It looks flashy but the blade is not secured in the scabbard. It rattles around and will fall out if tipped. I had to make a sheath in order to carry the knife.
September 24, 2014
This is a fantastic knife, well worth the price to buy and sharpen it. I will definately be buying a second one in the future. The metal parts on the scabbard do seem to come off easily but nothing a touch of glue won't fix and definately not something I feel should drop the rating on this great knife.
October 31, 2012
Just got my Raven Claw in the mail. I am very pleased. The knife overall is much blacker than the picture can show. It is a very dangerous looking thing. It will make a beautiful addition to my collection.
April 18, 2012
i got two of these knifes and i love them the blade is good qualty and its well balanced the only problem is the
scabbard all the metal fell off and i had to glue them back on but all in all its one of best swords i have
May 17, 2011