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Blessed by the knight who first slew the demon. If all else fails, this might stop it. I think.
Kendra Young[src]

An unidentified sword was blessed by the virtuous knight and used to first slay the demon Acathla.[1]


The sword eventually made its way into the hands of Watchers Council in 1998. Zabuto handed it to his Slayer Kendra, who, in turn, gave it to Buffy, hoping it would be capable of slaying Acathla once again in case the demon was awakened.[1]

After Kendra's death, Buffy took it from the crime scene and took it with her to the Crawford Street mansion, where Angel planned on awakening Acathla by removing another mystical sword from the demon's body that kept it dormant. Angel managed to do so, leading to a sword fight between him and Buffy until Acathla opened the portal to a hell dimension and Angel was re-ensouled.[2]

Needing both the sword and Angel's blood to close the portal, Buffy ran the blessed sword through Angel's chest, closing the portal and leaving Acathla dormant again.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

  • As with many of the weapons seen on the series, this sword was purchased from a catalog for use on the show. It is the "El Cid Tizona Sword Deluxe" by the Spanish sword manufacturer Marto, described as a reproduction of a sword that belonged to the Castilian knight Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as "El Cid Campeador" in the 11th century.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 "Becoming, Part One"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Becoming, Part Two"
  3. "El Cid Tizona Sword Deluxe." MartoSwordsToledo.com. Retrieved on August 8, 2022.