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7th Jun '16 2:59:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheDevilsDictionary's article on [[http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/devils/s.html Scimitars]] has a lengthy passage on an executor flourishing his sword before lightly tapping the condemned man's neck. He is later called in to explain why he didn't kill the man, and realized he had in fact ''[[YouAreAlreadyDead decapitated himself]]'' while showing off.

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* TheDevilsDictionary's ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'''s article on [[http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/devils/s.html Scimitars]] has a lengthy passage on an executor flourishing his sword before lightly tapping the condemned man's neck. He is later called in to explain why he didn't kill the man, and realized he had in fact ''[[YouAreAlreadyDead decapitated himself]]'' while showing off.
26th May '16 10:32:42 AM Someoneman
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''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' allows runesmiths to create more Runefangs by adding the master rune of Alaric the Mad (the smith of the original Runefangs) to weapons. Lest you think this a GameBreaker, creating a new Runefang can only be done by a master runesmith (a tertiary career), will take ''years'' for a PlayerCharacter even without failing any checks (making a sword that can become an absurdly sharp blade for a single blow is easier, taking a few days' off-time), and it's explicitly verboten for a runesmith to ever create two weapons with identical runes on them (that Alaric did this is why he's called 'the Mad'), and master runes occupy all slots on a weapon.

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''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' allows runesmiths to create more Runefangs by adding the master rune of Alaric the Mad (the smith of the original Runefangs) to weapons. Lest you think To keep this a GameBreaker, from being overpowered, creating a new Runefang can only be done by a master runesmith (a tertiary career), will take ''years'' for a PlayerCharacter even without failing any checks (making a sword that can become an absurdly sharp blade for a single blow is easier, taking a few days' off-time), and it's explicitly verboten for a runesmith to ever create two weapons with identical runes on them (that Alaric did this is why he's called 'the Mad'), and master runes occupy all slots on a weapon.
22nd May '16 3:43:21 PM zarpaulus
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* The main character of the Literature/{{Safehold}} series has one of these, it's made of some super-hi-tech alloy that's nearly indestructible to boot, he actually considered making an even sharper blade with an edge SharpenedToASingleAtom, but decided that was overkill. It helps that the character in question is a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with SuperStrength who can thus put enough force behind the blade to slice an opponent's own sword into bits. Later he gives another character a similar blade.

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* The main character of the Literature/{{Safehold}} ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has one of these, it's made of some super-hi-tech alloy that's nearly indestructible to boot, he actually considered making an even sharper blade with an edge SharpenedToASingleAtom, but decided that was overkill. It helps that the character in question is a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with SuperStrength who can thus put enough force behind the blade to slice an opponent's own sword into bits. Later he gives another character a similar blade.


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* In ''Literature/SpiritHunters'' Sura's hoko yari, "Leaf-cutter". At one point, a fly flies into the edge of the blade and is bisected instantly.
22nd May '16 7:00:09 AM Fourze99
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** Subverted with Guts' {{BFS}} that Godo gives him after that. While the Dragonslayer does far better and cleaves through nearly anything, it's really because the blade is insanely heavy and Guts is just that strong. In fact, Godo calls it absurdly ''dull''.
18th May '16 2:35:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Parodied in an episode of ''{{Newsradio}}'' Matthew gives Bill a katana which Bill thinks is fake. When Bill realises it's real he drops it and it cleanly cuts off a piece of a nearby table as it falls.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''{{Newsradio}}'' ''{{Series/NewsRadio}}'' Matthew gives Bill a katana which Bill thinks is fake. When Bill realises it's real he drops it and it cleanly cuts off a piece of a nearby table as it falls.
17th May '16 4:34:08 PM Piando
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* In ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' the Tetsusaiga is sharp enough to cut through the scar in the wind created when two demons' auras collide, allowing InuYasha to use his signature Wind Scar technique.

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* In ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' the Tetsusaiga is sharp enough to cut through the scar in the wind created when two demons' auras collide, allowing InuYasha Inuyasha to use his signature Wind Scar technique.
16th May '16 4:55:06 PM Doug86
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* {{Wonder Woman}} has a sword forged by the god Hephaestus that is said to be so sharp it can cut the electrons off of an atom. In the New 52 she even splits an atom with it causing an atomic explosion.

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* {{Wonder Woman}} Franchise/WonderWoman has a sword forged by the god Hephaestus that is said to be so sharp it can cut the electrons off of an atom. In the New 52 she even splits an atom with it causing an atomic explosion.



* {{Wolverine}} from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' has adamantium claws in his hands. Very, very sharp adamantium claws. There are very few things that they can't cut. He lampshades this in the first issue of his first solo series[[note]]well before the "bone claws" reveal[[/note]]:

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* {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' has adamantium claws in his hands. Very, very sharp adamantium claws. There are very few things that they can't cut. He lampshades this in the first issue of his first solo series[[note]]well before the "bone claws" reveal[[/note]]:
15th May '16 5:26:24 AM jormis29
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' revolved around the threat of the assembly of ''the'' Masamune. The sword was so sharp, it could cut through light, rendering the user invisible. That was clearly a bit of hyperbole though, since that function didn't work until the tsuba (the little circle thing above the hilt) was reattached. That said, the sword is absurdly sharp in its own right, as it was able to slice through a computer monitor and stab in a man's shoulder effortlessly.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' revolved around the threat of the assembly of ''the'' Masamune.{{UsefulNotes/Masamune}}. The sword was so sharp, it could cut through light, rendering the user invisible. That was clearly a bit of hyperbole though, since that function didn't work until the tsuba (the little circle thing above the hilt) was reattached. That said, the sword is absurdly sharp in its own right, as it was able to slice through a computer monitor and stab in a man's shoulder effortlessly.
14th May '16 7:20:34 AM Discar
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' revolved around the threat of the assembly of ''the'' Masamune. The sword was so sharp, it could cut through light, rendering the user invisible. That was clearly a bit of hyperbole though, since that function didn't work until the tsuba (the little circle thing above the hilt) was reattached. That said, the sword is absurdly sharp in its own right, as it was able to slice through a computer monitor effortlessly.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' revolved around the threat of the assembly of ''the'' Masamune. The sword was so sharp, it could cut through light, rendering the user invisible. That was clearly a bit of hyperbole though, since that function didn't work until the tsuba (the little circle thing above the hilt) was reattached. That said, the sword is absurdly sharp in its own right, as it was able to slice through a computer monitor effortlessly.and stab in a man's shoulder effortlessly.
-->'''Pete:''' You sure you want me to just pull it out?\\
'''Artie:''' It's the sharpest sword ever created, it should slide out like butter.\\
'''Pete:''' ''[pulls the sword out]''\\
'''Artie:''' ''[crying out in pain]'' Not like butter!
11th Apr '16 9:05:38 AM WillBGood
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* The sharpness of the Lotus Blade in the ''FanFic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries'' of ''Kim Possible'' fanfics is more of an InformedAttribute. While it can obviously take any form that Ron likes while he's wielding it, when Kim [[spoiler: AKA the Scarred Warrior]] wields it, it becomes simply a "very hard, very sharp" sword, one "so perfect that  if one of the men of the school had been so blasphemous as to try it could easily be shaved with." And this description comes from Sensei, who has surely seen his share of swords. On the other hand, we never see it cut anything that an ordinary sword couldn't cut, at least not when it's in sword form.

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* The sharpness of the Lotus Blade in the ''FanFic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries'' of ''Kim Possible'' fanfics is more of an InformedAttribute. While it can obviously take any form that Ron likes while he's wielding it, when Kim [[spoiler: AKA the Scarred Warrior]] wields it, it becomes simply a "very hard, very sharp" sword, one "so perfect that  if one of the men of the school had been so blasphemous as to try it could easily be shaved with." And this description comes from Sensei, who has surely seen his share of swords. On the other hand, we never see it cut anything that an ordinary sword couldn't cut, at least not when it's in sword form.
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