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25th Jun '17 9:29:24 PM CashSloth
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* ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard''. Magnus' sword, Sumarbrandr, a.k.a [[EmpathicWeapon Jack]]. It's said to be the sharpest sword in the nine worlds and more than lives up to its reputation, being capable of slicing steel, enchanted rope, and ''the fabric of reality''.
14th Jun '17 11:58:56 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* The Sword card from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
30th Apr '17 4:16:16 PM Vir
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* ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'': Fenghuang's talons can cut through ''an entire house'' at one sweep.

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* ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'': ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'': Fenghuang's talons can cut through ''an entire house'' at one sweep.
29th Apr '17 10:57:42 AM nombretomado
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* Played realistically in TimothyZahn 's HandOfThrawn duology with "molecular stilettos," pocketable knives that can cut through almost anything... but are also absurdly delicate, to the point that even a simple cutting job is as likely as not to ruin the blade. Using them to attack a person is considered both overkill and wasteful.

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* Played realistically in TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn 's HandOfThrawn Literature/HandOfThrawn duology with "molecular stilettos," pocketable knives that can cut through almost anything... but are also absurdly delicate, to the point that even a simple cutting job is as likely as not to ruin the blade. Using them to attack a person is considered both overkill and wasteful.
28th Apr '17 6:49:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* In his first episode on ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}: GP Legend'', Samurai Goroh uses his sword to cut through prison bars, a missile flying towards him (while on the back of a moving vehicle,) an armored vehicle, and at the end, an ''entire spaceship''. Truly Goroh's blade is the mightiest force in the universe.

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* In his first episode on ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}: ''VideoGame/FZero: GP Legend'', Samurai Goroh uses his sword to cut through prison bars, a missile flying towards him (while on the back of a moving vehicle,) an armored vehicle, and at the end, an ''entire spaceship''. Truly Goroh's blade is the mightiest force in the universe.
23rd Apr '17 12:32:35 PM caivu
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* In issue #2 of ''ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth'', a man gets his hand cut off from a single swipe of a knife no larger than a switchblade.
19th Apr '17 6:56:29 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has the Runefangs, dwarven-made swords that are wickedly sharp. There are twelve of them, each made for one of the Elector-Counts of the Empire. None of the people the swords were made for lived long enough to use them, because the dwarves wanted them to be perfect and it took longer than a human lifetime for the smith to make them all. The descendants of the original intended owners use them just fine.\\\
''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. To keep this 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.
* "Monomolecular edges" frequently show up on bladed weapons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', especially on the chainswords and power swords used by Space Marines and the various edged weapons used by the Eldar.

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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** The [[CoolSword mighty blade]] of the Blood God [[WarGod Khorne]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' is so sharp that, when imbued with the strength of his endless rage, it is capable of splitting the very fabric of reality itself.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''
has the Runefangs, dwarven-made swords that are wickedly sharp. There are twelve of them, each made for one of the Elector-Counts of the Empire. None of the people the swords were made for lived long enough to use them, because the dwarves wanted them to be perfect and it took longer than a human lifetime for the smith to make them all. The descendants of the original intended owners use them just fine.\\\
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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. To keep this 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.
* ** "Monomolecular edges" frequently show up on bladed weapons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', especially on the chainswords and power swords used by Space Marines and the various edged weapons used by the Eldar.
2nd Apr '17 10:23:12 PM DarkHunter
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** The Z Sword is a subversion: it's incredibly heavy, and sharp enough to make clean slices through boulders without issue, but when they test the blade against a block of solid ''kachine'' (the hardest metal in the universe, apparently), it breaks in half. [[spoiler:This turns out to be a good thing though, since it frees the Kai that was sealed inside it.]]

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** The Z Sword is a subversion: it's incredibly heavy, and sharp enough to make clean slices through boulders without issue, but when they test the blade against a block of solid ''kachine'' ''katchin'' (the hardest metal in the universe, apparently), it breaks in half. [[spoiler:This turns out to be a good thing though, since it frees the Kai that was sealed inside it.]]
13th Mar '17 11:55:00 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouch]] [[RedBaron the Merciless]] from Episode XCII has his sinister scimitar sword that slices as cleanly as Jack's and the Scotsman . While his scimitar is the death of him it's not his most lethal weapon, that would be his tuning dagger, which is not just sharp but can obliterate anything by vibrating at a high frequency.

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** [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouch]] [[RedBaron the Merciless]] from Episode XCII has his sinister scimitar sword that slices as cleanly as Jack's and the Scotsman . Scotsman's. While his scimitar is the death of him it's not his most lethal weapon, that would be his tuning dagger, which is not just sharp but can also obliterate anything by vibrating at a high frequency.
13th Mar '17 11:51:45 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouch]] [[RedBaron the Merciless]] from Episode XCII has his sinister scimitar sword that slices as cleanly as Jack's and the Scotsman . While his scimitar is the death of him it's not his most lethal weapon, that would be his tuning dagger, which is not just sharp but can obliterate anything by vibrating at a high frequency.



* Related to this trope is the old cartoon gag of a blade being sharp enough to [[SplitHair split a hair]] neatly in two. A notable example is in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny", where Hassan's scimitar comes short of piercing WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's skull but it does part a single hair (feather?) on the top of his head.

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* Related to this trope is the old cartoon gag of a blade being sharp enough to [[SplitHair split a hair]] neatly in two. A notable example is in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny", where Hassan's scimitar comes short of piercing WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's skull but it does part a single hair (feather?) on the top of his head.head along with the hat that covered it.
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