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«Sharp Nail» begins with a diagonal slash from the bottom-right to top left, followed by a horizontal slash from left to right. Finally, the skill is ended with another diagonal slash from top-right to bottom-left.An alternative execution of the skill begins with a nearly vertical slash from the user's left shoulder, hitting the target's right side, after which the sword instantly shoots back into a high position and slashes vertically again, hitting the target's left side, then leaps up again and slashes vertically at the centre of the target.
|Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 7||N/A||After dodging Morte's attack with his axe, Kirito hit Morte with Sharp Nail, reducing his hit points to just a bit above fifty percent.|
|Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 8||N/A||Having knocked Kirito's «Anneal Blade» backward, a Forest Elven Inferior Knight activated Sharp Nail, but Kirito used his sword to block all three attacks with a two-handed block, leaving the knight open for Kirito's counterattack with Horizontal Square.|
|Volume 2, Red-Nosed Reindeer, Part 1||N/A||N/A||Kirito used this skill against an ant in the Ant Hill on the 46th Floor, killing the ant.|
|Volume 9 Chapter 1 Part 4||Kirito uses this skill against Ugachi, severing the goblin's left arm with the skill.|