Nichirin Blades are special blades used by and made specifically for the Demon Slaying Corps to slay Demons. They are forged from a unique ore that constantly absorbs sunlight, one of the only major weaknesses of Demons. Therefore, decapitation by Nichirin Blade is one of the only ways a human can kill a Demon, the other being the use of a Wisteria-poison coated weapon.
Nichirin Blades take on a distinct color when first drawn by its owner, which is why they are also referred to as "The Color Changing Swords". However, the holder is required to have a certain amount of skill, or the blade will not change color. Tanjiro Kamado, wields a black Nichirin Blade, but the symbolism of the black blade is unknown. The reason for this is because black blades are seen as a rarity, as demon slayers who wield them don't have a tendency to live long, let alone becoming a Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps. After Kyojuro Rengoku's Death, his younger brother, Senjuro, passed down Kyojuro's Guard to Tanjiro as a keepsake. Tanjiro's sword was reforged and now have the Flame Guard on his new Nichirin Sword.
Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel
Overall Length: 41"
Blade Length: 30"
Handle Length: 11"