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19th May '16 5:54:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The variable sword used in the ''KnownSpace'' stories of Larry Niven is a length of monomolecular wire held straight by a projected stasis field. There's a little red ball at the end of the wire so the wielder can tell where the otherwise invisible "blade" ends.

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* The variable sword used in the ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' stories of Larry Niven is a length of monomolecular wire held straight by a projected stasis field. There's a little red ball at the end of the wire so the wielder can tell where the otherwise invisible "blade" ends.



* ''Brasyl'', by IanMcDonald, one-ups monomolecular-edged knives with the Q-blades: they have an edge that can cut quantum strings. Y'know, the stuff that decides matter ''is'' matter; essentially erasing anything the edge comes into contact with, with zero resistance. If a Q-blade ever [[LikeCannotCutLike breaks]], the flying shrapnel will slice through soil and rock, ultimately sinking towards the Earth's core.

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* ''Brasyl'', by IanMcDonald, Creator/IanMcDonald, one-ups monomolecular-edged knives with the Q-blades: they have an edge that can cut quantum strings. Y'know, the stuff that decides matter ''is'' matter; essentially erasing anything the edge comes into contact with, with zero resistance. If a Q-blade ever [[LikeCannotCutLike breaks]], the flying shrapnel will slice through soil and rock, ultimately sinking towards the Earth's core.



* In ''LeftBehind'', Chaim Rozenweig creates a blade like this, so sharp that a falling date splits in two by grazing the blade. He then buries the blade in the head of the leader of the world.

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* In ''LeftBehind'', ''Literature/LeftBehind'', Chaim Rozenweig creates a blade like this, so sharp that a falling date splits in two by grazing the blade. He then buries the blade in the head of the leader of the world.
14th May '16 12:01:33 AM Doug86
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* In the ''{{Sten}}'' novels, Sten has a small knife in his forearm (within a surgical compartment) that can cut through virtually anything. It's five molecules wide at its tip.
* Matthew Mantrell wields one in at least the first book of ''AWizardInRhyme''. It's also made of a single black diamond. [[AWizardDidIt And magic.]]

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* In the ''{{Sten}}'' ''Literature/{{Sten}}'' novels, Sten has a small knife in his forearm (within a surgical compartment) that can cut through virtually anything. It's five molecules wide at its tip.
* Matthew Mantrell wields one in at least the first book of ''AWizardInRhyme''.''Literature/AWizardInRhyme''. It's also made of a single black diamond. [[AWizardDidIt And magic.]]
3rd Apr '16 2:52:20 PM TARINunit9
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*** The most common are "shuriken" weapons, which launch thousands of monomolecular discs per second.

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*** The most common are "shuriken" weapons, which launch thousands weapons. The weapon's magazine is actually a large mostly-cylindrical chuck of matter, and the upper receiver shaves off monomolecular discs per second.discs. Thousands of them. [[FlechetteStorm Per second]].
17th Mar '16 6:35:23 PM zarpaulus
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* In the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy the Subtle Knife has one edge sharpened so finely that it can cut through any material, the other edge is sharp enough to cut a hole in the universe leading to another one.
11th Feb '16 9:35:14 PM DarkStarling
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** And if it slices through your hand, not only are you bleeding horribly, but you'll need a new diamond blade, [[InsultToInjury because cutting through your flesh just broke the damn thing.]]

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** And if it slices through your hand, not only are you bleeding horribly, but you'll need a new diamond blade, [[InsultToInjury [[AddingInsultToInjury because cutting through your flesh just broke the damn thing.]]
11th Feb '16 9:34:43 PM DarkStarling
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** And if it slices through your hand, not only are you bleeding horribly, but you'll need a new diamond blade, because cutting through your flesh just broke the damn thing.

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** And if it slices through your hand, not only are you bleeding horribly, but you'll need a new diamond blade, [[InsultToInjury because cutting through your flesh just broke the damn thing.]]
19th Jan '16 11:28:35 AM nombretomado
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians have blades with monomolecular edges. The swords become important to the plot in the novels [[StarTrekTheLostEra ''The Sundered'']] and [[StarTrekVanguard ''Reap the Whirlwind'']].

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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians have blades with monomolecular edges. The swords become important to the plot in the novels [[StarTrekTheLostEra [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra ''The Sundered'']] and [[StarTrekVanguard [[Literature/StarTrekVanguard ''Reap the Whirlwind'']].
19th Jan '16 6:17:17 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it. Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.

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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it.it (despite looking like a metallic bush). Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.
19th Jan '16 6:16:17 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it. Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.
13th Jan '16 12:58:49 AM ProgenyExMachina
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-585 SCP-585 ("Sharpeners")]] can do this to pencils. After 100 rotations, the point is so thin it ''splits atoms''.
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