|English||The First: Killing Stroke|
The Hitotsume: Nadegiri (一つ目・撫で斬り, The First: Killing Stroke) is a Zanjutsu technique.
A swift sword strike that is more than capable of dispatching multi-story-high targets protected by hardened skin (such as Hierro or the Custode) with only a single, precision cut. It can also accomplish the same feat when used against Kidō defenses. Broken down, Hitotsume: Nadegiri is a technique that manipulates the users spiritual power into the motion of the stroke. When performing the "killing stroke" the user transfers the full force of their spiritual power as though it were "mass" through their sword and then through the air. The strike itself is the medium, with the end result manifesting as a devastating wave of pure reiatsu. It is an attack that encompasses all of one's "power" into a singular strike; which is why it is often a lethal strike.