Demon Slayer: Every Sword Color (Meaning, Symbol and User)

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Every Sword has its different colors and separate meanings. In the series, we can every Demon Slayer carry different colored swords because the color talks about their wielder’s character. Do you know which is the rarest color?

White Blade

Hashira Muichiro Tokito

Symbolizes: Mist

User: Hashira Muichiro Tokito

The white sword in Demon Slayer symbolizes mist. The wielder of the white sword is non-other than Muichiro Tokito. He’s one of the strongest Demon Slayers who is a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, with the title of a Hashira.

Muichiro is an exceptional swordsman and has mastered the mist breathing technique. The mist Breathing technique originally originated from Breath of Wind, so it’s not an original breathing style.

The beautiful white blade denotes a calm and tolerant personality. Even its wielder gets lost within his thoughts. Muichiro can’t be any perfect wielder of the white blade.

Lavender Blades

Hashira Obanai Iguro

Symbolizes: The Serpent

User: Hashira Obanai Iguro

The Lavender Blade users can use the Serpent Breathing Technique efficiently as it symbolizes The Serpent. One of the well-known users of this sword is a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, Obanai Iguro, the Serpent Hashira.

The Serpent Sword can use some of the greatest unpredictable moves, it can change its direction and move like a snake which can give serious slash if you leave a small opening for the opponent.

Obanai Iguro is the perfect user for the Serpent Balde. He can effortlessly use his Lavender Blade to its full potential. We can tell how powerful the swordsman is because he was able to stand on his ground while fighting with the greatest Demon, Muzan Kibutsuji.

Amber Blades

Hashira Tengen Uzui

Symbolizes: Sound

User: Hashira Tengen Uzui

Amber Blades users can use the power of sounds efficiently. Member of Demon Slayer Corps, Hashira Uzui Tengen can’t be any more perfect example of this.

The hashira has shown his exceptional skills when he fought with the Upper Moon six, Daki, and Gyutaro. The sound breathing style was very efficient which helped them to attack the opponent in a flashy way.

When a user uses sound breathing technique, they can combine with their hearing skills which Tengen id in his battle with Daki. This was one of the intense fights in the Demon Slayer, he went head-to-head with the Upper-Rank six and injured him effortlessly.

Gray Blade

Hashira Gyomei Himejima

Symbolizes: Rock

User: Hashira Gyomei Himejima

The gray sword in Demon Slayer symbolizes rock but when the swords turn grey it can also indicate another thing. The first thing that indicates is that they are going to master the Stone Breathing technique, and another one is that they will not wield a Nichirin Blade.

In the case of Hashira Gyomei Himejima, the second condition was applied to him. He does not wield a Nichirin Sword but wields a hand-ax which is attached to a large chain.

The great wielder of this gray sword is exceptionally strong and possesses an emotional and quiet personality, but without a doubt, he is a great threat to the Demons. He thinks about every positive aspect of others and will pray for anyone who is in the struggle.

Green Swords

Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa

Symbolizes: Wind

User: Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa

The swordsman whose blades turn into green ones symbolizes that they’ll use Wind’s breathing style to its full potential. One of the greatest swordsmen who owns this green sword is Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa.

The Wind Hashira has shown some extreme attacks using his green sword. He can make great tornado attacks and slash his opponents. If an opponent tries to cut paths with Sanemi they should be ready to face consequences.

Sanemi is an exceptional hashira who can fight with every opponent with a great fighting style using his iconic blade. Just like his sword he has a swift and violent fighting style. Hashira for a reason.

Pink Swords

Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji

Symbolizes: Love

User: Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji

The user of pink swords can use Love Breathing Technique effortlessly. The Pink Blade symbolizes love and this blade isn’t adapted from any other breathing styles, it was created by the Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji.

The Pink Blade denotes support and passion. The Love Hashira is the perfect user for this beautiful blade. She’s passionate, caring, shy, and full of joy. Although she looks like a cute and younger girl she possesses inhuman strength.

Although she looks weak she is super powerful, and her muscles are almost eight times thicker than a normal human being. The demons might get fooled by her looks but once she punches they’ll get a great goodnight sleep.

She has great muscles but that doesn’t mean that she is slow it’s the opposite. She’s the fastest hashira in Demon Slayer Corps. The Love Hashira’s willpower is unshakeable. The hashira created her breathing style, this proves how determined she is.


Inosuke Hashibira

Symbolizes: The Beast

User: Inosuke Hashibira

The Indigo-gray users can use the Beast Breathing Technique and by beast, all of you know who we’re talking about, Inosuke Hashibira.

Inosuke can’t be any more perfect wielder of the beast sword. Looking at his personality, just like his blade, he has a wild and energetic personality. He made such a personality after he trained in the mountains his whole life.

Since he was a young boy, trained with wild boars and adopted their personality. The more interesting thing about Inosuke is that he wields two blades and he has a unique kind of blade with great sharpness.

Inosuke has unshakeable willpower, just like the beasts he won’t give up unless he can’t move his legs anymore. The demon slayer is full of energy and always trains to become greatest than Tanjiro.

Yellow Swords

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Symbolizes: Thunder

User: Demon Slayer, Zenitsu Agatsuma

The yellow sword users can use their thunder breathing technique effortlessly and even though Zenitsu might look like a coward character he will turn into his different self. Just like his sword, he turns swift and powerful.

His sword symbolizes swift and tremendous power. Although he can’t use this when he’s conscious, he can use his tremendous power when he’s unconscious. He can use his thunder blade to its full potential only when he passes out.

The Yellow blade is truly ferocious, his lightning breathing can take out strong opponents in a swift. They will already be in blood before even they can notice.

Blue Blades

Hashira Giyu Tomioka

Symbolizes: Water

User: Hashira Giyu Tomioka

The blue Nichirin Sword users can use the Water Breathing technique efficiently and in the Demon Slayer Corps, Hashira Giyu Tomioka has displayed a great use of his blue blade powers.

Just like his sword, Water Hashira Giyu is a very calm, fluent, and composed person. He can make his attacks look effortless but they are powerful enough to kill a demon with a single slash. The Water Hashira is an exceptionally powerful water blade user.

Tomioka is an important member of the Demon Slayer Corps and he just has his personality, his blades can also work in an aggressive order. He has even defeated Spider Demon and Lower Five Moon effortlessly.

When we will see Tomioka and his blue blade in action, it will always be a great battle, a moment where we can see exceptional movements, because he is one of the strongest Demon Slayers.

Red Swords

Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku

Symbolizes: Flame

User: Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku

The Red Sword symbolizes fire and its powerful user Kyojuro Rengoky who could wield his sword and use its breathing technique effortlessly. He was one of the strongest flame users and a disciplined Hashira who died with a smile during his last moments.

During his last moments in Mugen train Arc, the flame Hashira fought exceptionally with Akaza, an upper rank three demon. He showed some exceptional battles that shocked the young demon Slayers Tanjiro and Inosuke.

The attack was so ferocious and intense that it was one of the best battles in the whole saga. The swift moments shown by Rengoku with his flame sword were so fast that Inosuke and Tanjiro weren’t able to keep up with their movements.

Just like the flame sword Rengoku has a burning passion and disciplined personality that helps him to focus on his goal no matter the obstacle he has to face. He was one of the greatest Hashira in the Demon Slayer.

Black Sword

kamado tanjiro

Symbolizes: Sun

User: Kamado Tanjiro

The wielders of these iconic swords are blessed but cursed at the same time. The users of the Black Sword can use one of the powerful breathing but at the same time, those who obtain such swords are more likely to die sooner.

One of the well-known users of this iconic blade is Kamado Tanjiro, the main protagonist of the series. Black Swords are the true fear of the demons. The black blade absorbs sunlight and attacks through its powers. If they want to live, it’s better to avoid fighting with Tanjiro.

Purple Sword


Symbolizes: Moon

User: Kokushibo

The user of Purple Sword can use the iconic “Breath of the Moon.” We the Upper Moon 1 Kokushibo use this technique. This was one of the iconic swords because not only Slayers but even a Demon had a sword.

The sword’s colors reflect its owner’s appearance, when this scene comes into action it will make unfold a huge secret and the purple can reflect his loyalty because in Japan purple means loyalty.

Which one is the rarest sword?

The rarest word colors of swords in Demon Slayers are Black Noichirin Blades.

The true meaning of the color black was unknown but the mystery has been unraveled: the great black blade means the ‘Sun’- the true fear of the demons.

Such black sword wielders should also be prepared to face the consequences because the users of such kinds of swords are said to face death at an early age. But the powers of these Black Sword are unmatchable with other swords.

The black swords are so unique and rare that there is rarely anyone who has unlocked this blade. It possesses the main weakness of the demons, there is no doubt about the sword’s power. The black blade will kill but take your life as well.

How are Nichirin Blades made?

The blades that the Demon Slayers use must look like a normal sword but they are more than ordinary. There are many extra materials and things added to such deadly blades.

The Nichirin Swords are made specially, rare materials like Scarlet Crimson and Scarlet Iron are used in such blades. This kind of material can only be found in a special place.

Such kinds of minerals are obtained from extremely high altitudes and at a specific time. With such kinds of minerals, the blades can absorb the great powers of the sunlight and infuse it. The only weakness of the Demons.

While making such blades, they need to concentrate on each and everything of the blade because it should be powerful enough to slash a demon. That’s why the blades aren’t normal, they are ‘Nichirin Blades.’

Another material that adds more power to the blade is Crimson Red. Crimson Red Blades are more powerful than the normal ones. For a user to obtain such powers they should increase the temperature of the sword and or by applying the Blood Demon Art in its right form.

The Demons will hardly be able to stand against the Crimson Red Blades. If a user strikes with such blades then the wounds will not heal. You can imagine how deadly and effective this sword is for the Slayers.

Why does every Sword have different Colors?

Every Blade in Demon Slayer has its iconic colors and it changes its color when a Demon Slayer wields it but just by drawing the sword a user can identify its sword’s true colors. There is something more.

The user should be powerful and skilled enough to unlock the colors of their blade. After the user triggers the sword and unravels its true identity, a Demon Slayer can use their swords to their full potential and the blade starts to grow in power.

The colors that transform in their blades denote their user. The color defines its wielder’s personality, nature, and strength. If the Demon Slayer has a loving personality then their blades might turn into a Pink Blade.

If the user has a calm and tolerant kind of personality then their sword might turn white and only a few chosen ones can turn their blade into black swords like Demon Slayer Kamado Tanjiro.

Just like their colors, the powers of their blades will also be formidable to the user. They will obtain different breathing styles according to their sword color. But these Nichirin Swords also have different handguards according to their user.

Different words have different kind of Handguards that allows a Demon Slayer according to their sword’s colors and wielders. If we take a look at Tanjiro then he has a wheel-like structured handguard and Mitsuri’s and Shinobu’s blades reflect their arts of Hashira.

Have all Demon Slayer Swords colors been discovered?

The abovementioned are some of the famous sword colors that are used by some of the famous Demon Slayers and Hashiras. But it won’t end here, just like the unpredictable Upper Moon 1 had a purple sword there’s no limitation on what kind of colors we will see next.

Later on, the series will introduce more characters with more intense battles and during it, many characters will use different kinds of swords, completely unheard of. But the Demon Slayer manga has already ended so there are few chances that we will get to see a new color unless Koyoharu Gotouge wants to put it.

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