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* The split-a-piece-of-silk variant appears in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', when a samurai attempts to intimidate Cohen the Barbarian.
** Cohen then subverts it by throwing up a bogey-covered hankie, and decapitating three of them as they look up before they realize what's happening.

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* The split-a-piece-of-silk variant appears in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', when a samurai attempts to intimidate Cohen the Barbarian.
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Barbarian by cutting a silk handkerchief this way. Cohen then subverts it by throwing up a bogey-covered hankie, and decapitating three of them as they look up before they realize what's happening.


* ''Film/TheBodyguard''. Frank Farmer demonstates the sharpness of a katana he owns by taking a silk scarf off the woman he's bodyguarding and letting it float down onto the blade, where it's cut by just its own weight.

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* ''Film/TheBodyguard''. ''Film/TheBodyguard'': Frank Farmer demonstates the sharpness of a katana he owns by taking a silk scarf off the woman he's bodyguarding and letting it float down onto the blade, where it's cut by just its own weight.

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* ''Film/TheBodyguard''. Frank Farmer demonstates the sharpness of a katana he owns by taking a silk scarf off the woman he's bodyguarding and letting it float down onto the blade, where it's cut by just its own weight.
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* Subverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair splits just fine, but as Junyer DoesntKnowHisOwnStrength he wrecks the blade as the follow-through of the swing smashes it on a table.

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* Subverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair splits just fine, but as Junyer DoesntKnowHisOwnStrength DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength he wrecks the blade as the follow-through of the swing smashes it on a table.


* Subverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair splits just fine, but as Junyer DoesntKnowTheirOwnStrength he wrecks the blade as the follow-through of the swing smashes it on a table.

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* Subverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair splits just fine, but as Junyer DoesntKnowTheirOwnStrength DoesntKnowHisOwnStrength he wrecks the blade as the follow-through of the swing smashes it on a table.


* Inverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair breaks the blade.

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* Inverted Subverted in the short ''WesternAnimation/ABearForPunishment'', when Junyer tests the razor, the hair breaks splits just fine, but as Junyer DoesntKnowTheirOwnStrength he wrecks the blade.blade as the follow-through of the swing smashes it on a table.



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[[caption-width-right:350:If it can cut through something this small, imagine what it can do to the rest of you!]]


* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], when Superman appeared to get amnesia about every other issue. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.

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* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], when Superman appeared to get amnesia about every other issue. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.


* In the ''HardyBoys'' mystery "The Secret of Pirates' Hill", Joe drops an envelope on the blade of some pirate cutlasses in the museum to test it's sharpness. {Hint, it's very sharp}

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* In the ''HardyBoys'' ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' mystery "The Secret of Pirates' Hill", Joe drops an envelope on the blade of some pirate cutlasses in the museum to test it's sharpness. {Hint, it's very sharp}


* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the SilverAge, when Superman appeared to get amnesia about every other issue. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.

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* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the SilverAge, [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], when Superman appeared to get amnesia about every other issue. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.


* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the SilverAge, when Superman appeared to get amnesia every five minutes. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.

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* ''FanFic/VariousVytalVentures'', "Hard and Soft": Ren does this to test his Storm Flower after cleaning and sharpening them.

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* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the SilverAge, when Superman appeared to get amnesia about every five minutes.other issue. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead. \n\n[[folder:Fan Fic]]\n* ''FanFic/VariousVytalVentures'', "Hard and Soft": Ren does this to test his Storm Flower after cleaning and sharpening them.


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* ''FanFic/VariousVytalVentures'', "Hard and Soft": Ren does this to test his Storm Flower after cleaning and sharpening them.
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* Often subverted in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Superman Superman]] stories, especially in the height of the SilverAge, when Superman appeared to get amnesia every five minutes. They proved to him who he was frequently by trying to cut his hair with scissors - and the scissors would be cut by the hair, instead.


** Death's scythe is described as so sharp it can split ''atoms''

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** Death's scythe is described as so sharp it can split ''atoms''''atoms'' - and even the text on a page in a different dimension.


** In ''Broom-Stick Bunny'', as Witch Hazel is about to prepare Bugs for a brew, she remarks that her cleaver is "sharp enough to split a hair.[[AccidentalPun Split a hare?]][[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"

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** In ''Broom-Stick Bunny'', as Witch Hazel is about to prepare Bugs for a brew, she remarks that her cleaver is "sharp enough to split a hair. [[AccidentalPun Split a hare?]][[LaughingMad hare?]] [[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"

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