Angel blades are the primary choice of weapon for angels. The existence of the weapon is revealed when Uriel first attempts to kill Castiel. In subsequent episodes many angels carry the blades, including Castiel himself. Demons such as Meg, Crowley and Abaddon have also taken to carrying these blades as well as Sam and Dean.
- 1 Weapon Properties
- 2 Episodes
- 2.1 4.16 On the Head of a Pin
- 2.2 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil
- 2.3 5.13 The Song Remains the Same
- 2.4 5.18 Point of No Return
- 2.5 5.19 Hammer of the Gods
- 2.6 6.03 The Third Man
- 2.7 6.10 Caged Heat
- 2.8 6.18 Frontierland
- 2.9 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
- 2.10 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental
- 2.11 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 2.12 8.10 Torn and Frayed
- 2.13 8.17 Goodbye Stranger
- 2.14 8.19 Taxi Driver
- 2.15 8.21 The Great Escapist
- 2.16 8.22 Clip Show
- 2.17 8.23 Sacrifice
- 2.18 9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
- 2.19 9.02 Devil May Care
- 2.20 9.03 I'm No Angel
- 2.21 9.06 Heaven Can't Wait
- 2.22 9.09 Holy Terror
- 2.23 9.10 Road Trip
- 2.24 9.11 First Born
- 2.25 9.14 Captives
- 2.26 9.16 Blade Runners
- 2.27 9.18 Meta Fiction
- 2.28 9.21 King of the Damned
- 2.29 9.22 Stairway to Heaven
- 2.30 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?
- 2.31 10.01 Black
- 2.32 10.03 Soul Survivor
- 2.33 10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls
- 2.34 10.09 The Things We Left Behind
- 2.35 10.10 The Hunter Games
- 2.36 10.14 The Executioner's Song
- 2.37 10.17 Inside Man
- 2.38 10.18 Book of the Damned
- 2.39 10.20 Angel Heart
- 2.40 10.21 Dark Dynasty
- 2.41 10.22 The Prisoner
- 2.42 10.23 Brother's Keeper
- 2.43 11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire
- 2.44 11.02 Form and Void
- 2.45 11.03 The Bad Seed
- 2.46 11.06 Our Little World
- 2.47 11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?
- 2.48 11.10 The Devil in the Details
- 2.49 11.15 Beyond the Mat
- 2.50 11.18 Hell's Angel
- 2.51 12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On
- 2.52 12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox
- 2.53 12.09 First Blood
- 2.54 12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
- 2.55 12.17 The British Invasion
- 2.56 12.19 The Future
- 2.57 12.21 There's Something About Mary
- 2.58 12.23 All Along the Watchtower
- 2.59 13.01 Lost and Found
- 2.60 13.02 The Rising Son
- 2.61 13.07 War of the Worlds
- 2.62 13.09 The Bad Place
- 2.63 13.10 Wayward Sisters
- 2.64 13.12 Various & Sundry Villains
- 2.65 13.13 Devil's Bargain
- 2.66 13.14 Good Intentions
- 2.67 13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive
- 2.68 13.21 Beat the Devil
- 2.69 13.22 Exodus
- 2.70 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
- 2.71 14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
- 2.72 14.03 The Scar
- 2.73 14.09 The Spear
- 2.74 14.10 Nihilism
- 2.75 14.11 Damaged Goods
- 2.76 14.13 Lebanon
- 2.77 14.14 Ouroboros
- 2.78 14.15 Peace of Mind
- 2.79 14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
- 2.80 14.17 Game Night
- 2.81 14.19 Jack in the Box
- 2.82 14.20 Moriah
- 2.83 15.01 Back and to the Future
- 2.84 15.03 The Rupture
- 2.85 15.05 Proverbs 17:3
- 2.86 15.06 Golden Time
- 2.87 15.09 The Trap
- 2.88 15.11 The Gamblers
- 2.89 15.13 Destiny's Child
- 3 Trivia
- 4 See also
- 5 References
The weapon could be described as a long dagger or a short sword with a tri-blade pattern. It can be used to kill angels, demons, hellhounds, reapers, and regular Nephilim (Jack Kline being the product of an archangel makes him invulnerable to angel blades). It was revealed by Castiel that all angel blades have been touched by God, whether God actually created them is unknown. An angel blade can also drain an angel of their power, as shown with Castiel when he is wounded by Rachel's blade, which causes him to lose most of his energy to the point of hindering his time travel ability. It is also an efficient tool for torturing an angel as shown when Crowley tortures Samandriel with one. It was shown that angel blades briefly give off a blue spark of light when they clash with one another.
Uriel stated that the only thing capable of killing an angel is another angel, possibly because these blades were exclusive to angels at the time. The blades are still effective in the hands of a human or demon. Castiel gives his blade to the Winchesters to use on Anna, and Dean Winchester kills Zachariah with one as well and later another angel to save Gadreel. Sam is later able to use Castiel's blade to kill two demons. During an angelic fight, Rachel manages to pierce Castiel in the chest with her blade, but he survives, and he kills her. Meg is later able to use one to kill hellhounds, Hester and a demon with her own blade. After the Fall, angel blades have become more common around the most experienced hunters such as Asa Fox and the Winchesters.
It is shown that an angel blade can kill a reaper, as demonstrated when Crowley kills the rogue reaper Ajay with one of his angel blades. The Winchesters have also been able to use angel blades to kill reapers as well as Castiel. At one point, Crowley has a blade melted-down into bullets for a gun. As long as the wound is fatal, the bullets work just as well as the blade itself. The Apocalypse World Bobby Singer did something similar resulting in bullets and shotgun rounds capable of killing both angels and demons.
During a fight with Lucifer, Castiel manages to stab him with an angel blade, but Lucifer is completely unharmed. He is similarly unharmed by being shot with a hundred bullets made from melted-down angel blades. Castiel's later attempt to kill a weakened Lucifer with an angel blade to the abdomen likewise failed, but it did cause him harm. However, Asmodeus believed that an angel blade to the heart could kill Lucifer in his weakened state though this was never tested. During an encounter with Raphael, Dean and Bobby Singer attempted to attack the archangel by throwing an angel blade at him, but Raphael caught the blade before it could make contact. However, though archangels can't be killed with the blades, they can have their grace extracted using them like a regular angel. An attempt by Miriam to kill Jack Kline shows that nephilim sired by archangels are also immune to angel blades. Additionally, while angel blades are capable of killing run-of-the-mill demons, they cannot kill higher level demons like the Knights of Hell or Princes of Hell, nor do they appear to cause them any real harm.
After absorbing the souls of Purgatory and declaring himself the new God, Castiel became completely immune to angel blades as he was no longer a normal angel. He regained this weakness after returning the souls to Purgatory and becoming a regular angel again.
Angel blades can kill at least some species of monsters. Castiel was able to kill a werewolf with an angel blade to the heart during a regular hunt. He later killed a djinn with several stabs to the chest from his angel blade.
When an angel blade is used to kill a demon or an angel, the blade always kills the vessel as well unlike archangel blades which appear to kill only the possessing archangel and spare the vessel.
Uriel, a supporter of Lucifer, is trying to recruit angels to his cause, which is to help free Lucifer from Hell. When they refuse, Uriel kills them with his angel blade. When Castiel realizes Uriel's betrayal, he draws his blade from his sleeve, but quickly loses it in the ensuing fight. Anna eventually picks it up and stabs Uriel through the throat with it, killing him.
Castiel carries the blade with him when he meets with Anna. It is also one of the items that Castiel puts in the bag he gives to Sam before they travel through time. A young Mary Winchester uses this blade to defend herself against Anna, but it is knocked out of her hand.
Castiel uses the blade to kill two fellow angels who are also carrying blades at Adam Milligan's grave. He later brings them to Bobby's house. Castiel later uses his blade to kill an angel who is guarding the Green Room, but drops it before banishing himself and four other angels (all carrying their own angel blades) with an angel banishing sigil cut into his chest. In the Green Room, Sam fails to kill Zachariah with a blade, presumably one of the ones Castiel got from the angels he killed, but Dean, after nearly assenting to Michael, tricks Zachariah into getting close and kills him with another blade by stabbing it through his head.
After casting a blood spell on Gabriel to bind him to her, Kali takes what she believes to be Gabriel's blade and stabs him with it, killing him. However, this is merely a trick on Gabriel's part as he is still alive and hiding in the Impala, having given her a fake "made out of a can of diet orange Slice." Despite the trick, he does confirm that the blade of an archangel can kill him and Lucifer. Gabriel confronts his brother with the blade to buy Sam and Dean time to escape the Elysian Fields Hotel with Kali, but is himself killed (for real this time) when Lucifer turns it on him.
Years later it was revealed by Gabriel that he had faked his death, Lucifer having stabbed the fake Gabriel with a fake blade.
A number of angel blades are seen in this episode. Castiel and the soldier of Raphael use them in the fight in the Winchester's motel room, though the fight ends with a fall out a window, rather than in death. At Balthazar's house, Sam threatens another soldier, who has his own blade, with one of the weapons to distract him. The angel holds his blade to Sam's throat, but Dean banishes him instead of trying to kill him. Castiel throws his blade into the chest of a third armed soldier after pleading with him to lay down his weapon. Finally, Raphael intends to kill Castiel with a blade, but is stopped by Balthazar who uses Lot's Salt to destroy his vessel.
Rachel confronts Castiel in a warehouse over his tactics. She attacks, and stabs him in the abdomen with a blade. He manages to pull it out and fight back, eventually killing her with her own blade. His wound does not immediately heal, and light emanates from it. He seems severely weakened by the injury.
Castiel uses a blade to kill Balthazar after he finds out that he has helped the Winchesters. Then Dean tries to throw a blade and kill Raphael, but he fails as Raphael easily catches it with his back turned. Later Sam stabs Castiel with the same blade, but Castiel pulls it out of his back and tells them that the blade won't kill him as he is not an angel anymore, but their new God.
When Hester orders Inias to attack her, Meg reveals that she has acquired one of these blades and slashes Inias' palm with it. Before the situation can deteriorate too far, Dean banishes the angels and Meg reveals that she got the blade as "a lot of angels have died this year," but is cut off by Kevin Tran before she can explain further. After finding the group, Hester attacks Castiel and beats him badly while holding a blade in her grasp. As she prepares to kill him with her blade, Meg stabs Hester from behind with the blade she acquired, killing her.
Crowley has acquired one of these blades and uses it to torture the locations of the future prophets out of Samandriel. He eventually stops the torture when he learns the next generation of prophets hasn't been born yet, but doesn't kill Samadriel as he may still be useful.
When confronting Crowley, Castiel draws his angel blade to use on the demon and Crowley summons his own, believing that in Castiel's weakened state he doesn't stand a chance against him. Holding the blade, Castiel starts to use his powers on Crowley who believes he is bluffing but ultimately flees instead of attacking, getting only half of the demon tablet as Castiel breaks it and gets the other half.
When invading Crowley's base, Castiel gives his angel blade to Sam, telling him it can kill demons too. While Dean distracts a demon, Sam stabs it from behind with the blade, killing it. He later kills another demon with the blade after it attacks him. Sam gets attacked by a third demon, but is unable to break free and stab it with the blade, but Dean kills it with Ruby's Knife. After seeing how weakened Castiel is by the Enochian symbols in the building, Sam gives him back his blade to protect himself with.
During a test by Naomi, Castiel ruthlessly stabs and kills a copy of Dean with his blade, proving the changes Naomi has instilled in him and her control over him. Hundreds of other Dean copies are seen dead of blade wounds as well.
While interrogating a demon that has possessed a woman who knows a lot about a certain town, Castiel stabs her in both hands to torture her for information. The demon eventually breaks and tells them that they are looking for Lucifer's Crypts and that they are getting the locations from a hostage at the Murray Hotel. As the demon is about to reveal that the demons are actually searching for the angel tablet rather than a translating parchment as Castiel claims, he kills her with his blade on Naomi's orders.
When two demons attack her and Sam outside the warehouse where the crypt is, Meg pulls her angel blade to fight and eventually kill one of the demons. Eventually Crowley shows up and he and Meg face off armed with their blades.
After finding the angel tablet, Castiel, under Naomi's orders, beats Dean to get the tablet while holding his blade, but resists killing him with it. Ultimately Dean breaks through to Castiel who drops his blade and picks up the tablet which breaks Naomi's control over him.
Crowley easily defeats Meg, but after seeing that Sam and Dean are leaving without Castiel who she realizes has the tablet, Meg stabs Crowley in the shoulder with her blade, only slightly injuring him. In retaliation, Crowley stabs Meg with his own blade, killing her.
Ion and another angel capture Castiel and hold him with their angel blades. When Crowley arrives, he possesses a gun that has bullets made of a melted-down angel blade and he is able to kill an angel and force Naomi to retreat. Crowley shoots Castiel in the gut and gets the angel tablet from inside him, but must leave when Kevin Tran figures out the truth. Castiel digs the bullet out of himself and uses it to escape by knocking Ion down and shoving the bullet through his eye, killing him. Castiel is left badly wounded by the bullet.
When Castiel and Metatron go after a Nephilim to kill her and cut out her heart as part of the first trial to seal off Heaven, Castiel arms himself with his angel blade. The Nephilim overpowers both Castiel and Metatron, but while she is distracted with Metatron, Castiel stabs her through the throat from behind with his angel blade, killing her.
Naomi appears in a bar with two other angels to confront Castiel and Metatron. Naomi holds Metatron at blade-point while Castiel and the other angels all point their own blades at each other. Naomi orders an angel to kill Castiel, but the situation is diffused when the bartender shoots the angel with a shotgun to no effect and Metatron tells Castiel to stand down. The angels leave with Metatron without a further fight.
After learning that Gail is the Cupid they are after, Castiel draws his blade to confront her, but Dean convinces him to talk first. As Heaven is in such chaos, Gail willingly gives them her bow, but Castiel must cut it out of her hand with his blade.
After learning what Metatron is really planning, Naomi comes to Earth to warn Castiel who immediately draws his blade. Naomi doesn't and insists she is just there to talk, not fight, so Dean gets Castiel to hear her out, though he keeps the blade out the whole time.
Upon returning to Heaven, Castiel finds Naomi dead and Metatron armed with her blade. Metatron holds Castiel at blade-point and tells him Naomi was telling the truth. He later uses the blade to make a small cut on Castiel's neck to remove his grace and use it as the final ingredient in his spell to expel all angels from Heaven.
After Dean sends out a distress prayer looking for any angel to help the dying Sam, one shows up and holds Dean at blade point, demanding to know where Castiel is. Ezekiel shows up and tries to defuse the situation, but the angel attacks him. In the fight that follows, the angel drops his blade and Dean picks it up and stabs him through the back with it, killing him.
When another angel shows up looking for Castiel, Dean confronts him with the blade he took from the first angel, but is disarmed by another angel that was behind him. As the angels beat him up and menace him with their blades, Dean manages to banish them instead.
After abducting Castiel, Hael keeps her angel blade on her lap as she drives. Castiel eventually causes the car to crash, incapacitating Hael and causing her to lose her blade which he picks up. After Hael threatens to let all the angels looking for him know where he is unless he allows her to possess him, he kills her with her own blade.
While informing Irv Franklin about the angel situation, Dean tells him to take an angel blade if an angel drops it stating that the weapon can come in handy. He also informs him to spread the word knowing that the more hunters that know about this the better.
Going after Abaddon and her demon minions, Dean arms himself with an angel blade. After devil's trap bullets fail to affect her due to a bullet-proof vest, Dean tries to use the blade on Abaddon, but she knocks it from his hand.
Sensing an angel nearby, Castiel draws an angel blade to confront him. The angel slashes Castiel in the shoulder with his own blade and is surprised that Castiel bleeds and is thus human. Castiel uses the moment of surprise to kill the angel with his blade.
After capturing the rouge reaper named Maurice who is hunting Castiel, Dean uses an angel blade to torture him. After he reveals all he knows, Dean stabs the Maurice through the neck with his blade, killing him.
When cleaning Castiel's clothes, the reaper possessing April Kelly takes his angel blade and uses it to torture him for information on Metatron. When Sam and Dean arrive, the reaper kills Castiel with the blade, causing Dean to draw one of his own. The reaper tosses Dean across the room and kicks the blade away from him, however, while she is distracted with Sam, Dean takes the blade impaled in Castiel and uses it to kill the reaper.
Going after Ephraim at Nora's house, Dean arms himself with an angel blade, but is thrown into a wall before he can use it. As Ephraim starts to kill Castiel, Dean tosses him the blade and Castiel stabs Ephraim with it, killing him.
Meeting with three of Bartholomew's followers, Malachi and two of his soldiers to kill the other angels with blades when they refuse to negotiate, marking the start a civil war between the angels on Earth.
When the head of the choir angels is recruiting vessels from a college church group, angels working for Bartholomew kill her with a blade and proceed to use their powers to smite the humans.
After being captured with Muriel by Malachi and Theo, Castiel is tortured with an angel blade. On Malachi's order, Theo uses it to kill Muriel. However, when left alone, Theo reveals he wants to work for Metatron and is hoping Castiel, who he believes works for Metatron willingly, will get him in. Castiel gets Theo to release him, then slits his throat with his own angel blade, allowing Castiel to inhale Theo's grace, restoring his powers. Theo doesn't die of his wound immediately and Castiel tests out his restored powers by smiting him rather than stabbing him. He then proceeds to slaughter all of the other angels he encounters on his way out.
When planning to hunt Gadreel down, Dean packs an angel blade to kill him with.
After being sent to kill a man, Gadreel goes to pull out his stolen angel blade until he discovers that he is his friend Abner and stops. After discussing how you have to be willing to pay any price to achieve happiness, Gadreel slits Abner's throat with the blade, killing him. Soon after, Dean confronts him with one of his own, but is knocked out and disarmed before Castiel knocks Gadreel out.
While inside Cain's house, four demons break in, three through the front door and one through the back. While Crowley leaves Dean to fight the demons that came in through the front, when the one who came in the back attacks him, Crowley pulls an angel blade and easily kills the demon with it.
After capturing one of Rebecca's followers, Eliah, Bartholomew uses an angel blade to torture him for information on the location of any remaining members of the faction. After being convinced that there is no more, Bartholomew offers Castiel the blade to kill Eliah, but he refuses. Instead, Bartholomew kills Eliah himself and turns on Castiel, trying to kill him. Castiel quickly overpowers Bartholomew and holds him at blade-point, but refuses to kill him as he wants there to be no more violence between angels. Castiel tosses the blade away, but Bartholomew pulls another one and attacks Castiel from behind. With no other choice, Castiel grabs Bartholomew and drives the angel blade into his abdomen, killing him.
After finding a lot of dead angels, Castiel is attacked by Hannah with an angel blade but he disarms her. After capturing Gadreel Dean tortures him with an angel blade and comes close to killing him when Gadreel taunts him with what he claims Sam really feels about Dean. However, Dean stops himself.
When angels working for Metatron come after him and Gabriel, Castiel and Gabriel arm themselves with their blades, but realizing that its an illusion, Castiel stabs Gabriel, proving his theory as it has no effect on him. After their holy fire trap fails to hold Metatron, Sam and Dean pull out angel blades, but Metatron telekinetically pins them to the Impala, disarming them.
While questioning Ezra, Dean is armed with an angel blade and goes to torture him with it, but Sam stops him as they need Ezra alive. Instead of torture with the blade, Sam and Dean trick Ezra into talking as he's stupid.
Later, an angel enters Ezra's cell and finds him dead of an angel blade stab wound to the heart.
While Castiel is meeting with Gadreel, two angels attack Castiel and his assistant with their blades. Castiel quickly kills one, but the other one kills his assistant before attacking him. Castiel is able to overpower the angel and kill him however.
After being brainwashed by Metatron as part of his plot to bring all angels onto his side, Oren enters an ice cream parlor with an energy focusing sigil on his chest and plunges an angel blade into it, killing him and releasing his grace in an explosion that kills all the humans in the parlor and atomizes the angel Ester.
Metatron and Gadreel visit Tyrus in a bowling alley to recruit him to their side and when he refuses, Gadreel draws an angel blade at a signal from Metatron. However, after Tyrus points out that his followers will go to Castiel's side if they kill him, Gadreel doesn't use it. When Metatron and Gadreel go to leave, Constantine, brainwashed like Oren, uses an angel blade and another energy focusing sigil to create an explosion that kills Tyrus and wounds Gadreel. It also has the effect Metatron wanted and brings Tyrus' followers to his side.
Wanting information on Oren, Dean interrogates Flagstaff for information. When she is rude to him because of his being a hunter, Dean pulls an angel blade on her and forces her to tell him about Constantine and Tessa being Oren's friends.
After Dean captures Tessa, he uses an angel blade to destroy the energy focusing sigil she carved into her chest to effectively "disarm" her. However, when Dean goes to interrogate Tessa, Hannah insists that Castiel must be the only one to punish her and forces him to give up the blade before he enters the room. Despite this, Dean sneaks the First Blade in and Tessa commits suicide with it, making it look like Dean killed her. As a result of this framing and a speech by Metatron, Hannah hands Castiel an angel blade and demands he kill Dean with it to punish him for Tessa's "murder" and prove that Metatron is lying about using them. Castiel can't do it and Hannah and his other followers leave him as a result to join Metatron.
When confronted by an angel in a homeless camp, Metatron starts to draw his angel blade when the angel accuses him of being a fraud, but stops as the homeless people, now seeing him as their savior, confront the angel. The angel draws a blade of his own and charges Metatron, but is beaten down by the homeless people. Metatron kicks them his blade and George kills the angel with it.
Trying to get the location of the angel tablet in order to stop Metatron, Hannah holds Ingrid at blade-point while Castiel demands its location. However, she refuses to tell and Castiel has Hannah lead Ingrid away instead of killing her.
Dean loses his fight with Metatron despite having the Mark of Cain and the First Blade due to Metatron's power from the angel tablet and after beating him severly, Metatron stabs Dean through the chest with an angel blade, mortally wounding him. Before he can finish Dean off or kill Sam the same way, Castiel finds and shatters the angel tablet, shattering Metatron's power and forcing him to flee when Sam swings an angel blade of his own at the now-vulnerable Metatron.
In Heaven, Metatron confronts Castiel, handcuffing him to his chair. After admitting that he was using the angels and planned to rule humanity, Metatron prepares to stab Castiel with his angel blade, but Castiel reveals that he used a device in Metatron's office to broadcast the whole thing over angel radio. Metatron's followers turn on and overpower him, holding him at blade-point. Castiel takes Metatron's blade from him but doesn't kill him with it, instead locking him in Heaven's dungeon.
When confronting Daniel, Hannah draws her blade, but Castiel convinces her not to kill him right away. As the three talk, Hannah keeps her blade out and when Adina arrives, she draws her own and refuses to put it away until Hannah does. Hannah and Adina get into a fight and when Hannah overpowers Adina after getting slashed in the arm, Daniel goes after her with a blade of his own, forcing Castiel to kill him from behind. After Adina slashes Castiel, she flees and Castiel lets her go.
Crowley has demons who have committed crimes against him executed with an angel blade.
Ambushing Hannah, Adina holds a blade to her throat to force Castiel to stay back. Castiel draws his own blade, but is too weak to fight in his near-death state from his fading grace. As Adina tortures Hannah with her blade, Crowley arrives and slashes open Adina's throat with a blade of his own, stealing her grace to save Castiel. Crowley then impales the now-human Adina with his blade, killing her.
As Sam completes the demon cure on Dean, Castiel holds his blade out cautiously, ready to use it if the cure fails. However, it works and Castiel lowers his blade.
After finding out about the demonic brothel from Sheylene Johnson, Sam and Dean trick the demon she is working for into a devil's trap and confront him for information. However, after he makes disparaging remarks about her, Sheylene grabs an angel blade from Dean and stabs the demon with it, killing him.
After Rowena tricks Guthrie into getting the First Blade, she kills him with an angel blade but is caught by Crowley and is able to use Guthrie attacking him in his dream to make him believe her story that Guthrie was working against him.
After finding Cain's burial ground, Castiel draws his blade when Cain shows up, but Cain dismisses the threat, saying Castiel is not his list of people to kill and leaves without a fight.
When confronting Cain as part of their plan for Dean to kill him, Castiel confronts him with his blade again but uses his white light on him instead to no avail. Cain disarms Castiel with telekinesis before throwing him into a fence.
When Sam and Castiel confront Metatron about a possible cure for the Mark of Cain, Castiel slits his throat with an angel blade and removes his grace, putting it into a vial before healing the wound. This leaves Metatron human and mortal and gives them leverage over him.
Castiel and Metatron come across an angry cupid, who blames them for corrupting Heaven. The cupid and Catiel produce their angel blades and engage in a fight, as Metatron attempts to escape, the cupid advances on him, but is tackle to the ground by Castiel, which causes the cupid to lose his blade. As the two struggle on the ground, the cupid is able to take Castiel's blade from him and just as he is about to kill him, the cupid is stabbed in the back by Metatron, and dies.
At first its believed that Ronnie Cartwright was killed with an angel blade, but with strange markings around the wound. Dean and Claire Novak eventually realize that the wound is from an angel sword not an angel blade and are able to identify the angel as a Grigori.
When confronting Tamiel, Castiel arms himself with his angel blade, but proves no match for the Grigori. During the fight, Dean also attempts to use the blade, but fails and Tamiel gets it himself. However, before he can use it, he is killed by Claire with his own angel blade.
After learning that his mother Rowena has disappeared, Crowley grabs an angel blade and kills the demon that brought the message. He then threatens to do the same to another demon if he comes back without good news.
Under the influence of the Mark of Cain, Dean badly beats Castiel when he tries to stop him from leaving the Men of Letters Bunker. After the beating, Dean spots Castiel's angel blade sticking out of his sleeve and pulls it out and nearly stabs Castiel with it but instead stabs a book next to him with it. Dean tells Castiel that while he chose not to kill him that time, he will if Castiel doesn't leave him alone. As Dean leaves, Castiel is left staring at his blade.
After Rowena gets her self free of her iron shackles, she freezes Crowley and Castiel where they are standing and performs the impetus bestiarum spell on Castiel, and orders him to attack Crowley. Castiel produces his angel blade from his sleeve and advances on Crowley.
As Castiel advances on Crowley, he raises the angel blade to strike it down on Crowley, but Crowley is able to block the attack. As he begins to tell Castiel how he can't be killed, Castiel knocks him to the ground, and proceeds to stab Crowley in the back. However, Crowley was able to vacate his meatsuit and escape through a drain near his head.
Later on two angels answer Castiel's prayers and escort him at knife point to an abandoned building, where they proceed to string him up and place a bag over his head.
Castiel is being tortured with an angel blade by Efram and Jonah, seeking information on the whereabouts of Metatron. As Castiel reiterates that he is unaware of Metatron's location, Efram threatens castration before Hannah arrives and puts a stop to them.
When Castiel realizes that Hannah is working with Efram and Jonah, Efram decides they are going to hack his brain. As spikes are being pushed into Castiel's head, Hannah protests which angers Efram, who begins to attack Hannah. The attack begins to anger Cas that he is able to break free from his chair and knock Efram down. When Jonah advances on Castiel, he is quickly able to kill him with an angel blade. However, Efram is able to get the drop on Hannah and kills her by stabbing her in the back of the head. A short fight ensues between Castiel and Efran, with Cas getting the upper hand and killing him.
After Crowley throws him around once again, Dean pulls out an angel blade and stabs him through the hand with it while he's distracted with boasting, temporarily immobilizing Crowley. Dean pulls out Ruby's Knife, but ultimately chooses not to take the opportunity to kill Crowley and goes after Amara instead. When Dean returns to Crowley, he finds him gone and the angel blade still impaled in the wall.
A suited man enters a bar, prompting another man in a suit to stand up and reveal black eyes. The suited man goes on to produce an angel blade from suit jacket sleeve, revealing himself as an angel. However the angel and demon do not engage in a fight, but rather sit and commiserate about the current situations in Heaven and Hell over a drink.
When facing two demons, Sam pulls out an angel blade, but decides to restrain the demons rather than kill them. One demon starts strangling Sam and with no other choice, Sam pulls out his angel blade again and kills the demon with a stab to the side. Sam then defeats the second demon, but chooses to restrain him rather than kill him with the angel blade.
After defeating the demon guards, Sam tries to go after Amara with his angel blade but she simply throws him with telekinesis before leaving.
A trio of angels interrupt Dean and Amara, and demand that Amara give herself over to them or feel the wrath of every angel in Heaven come down upon her. Unimpressed, Amara smites the head angel, forces the second angel to stab himself in the head with his own blade and atomizes the third.
When Castiel searches for any signs of Amara, he hears a noise coming from the woods and produces his angel blade. When investigating he finds the angel Ambriel, worried he will kill her, Castiel assures her he won't and puts his blade away. Later when Ambriel is attacked by Amara, Castiel takes out his blade in a vain attempt to fight the Darkness, the fight lasts seconds before Amara sends Castiel away.
As Crowley attempts to escape, two demons attack him with angel blades. Crowley is able to drive one of the demons own angel blades into their chest, killing him before using the blade to kill the other demon.
While Crowley talks to Dean about having acquired the Horn of Joshua, an SUV of demons wielding angel blades drives down the street, searching for him.
Following Jervis and another demon in hopes of finding Lucifer, Crowley draws an angel blade but ultimately doesn't use it. Crowley later draws the angel blade after the demons mock his desire to kill Lucifer and quickly uses it to kill them both.
When Ms. Watt attacks, Castiel draws his angel blade to use against her, but her enchanted brass knuckles enable her to overpower him and make him drop his angel blade. As Ms. Watt goes to kill Dean with his own gun, Mary Winchester retrieves Castiel's angel blade and stabs Ms. Watt through the back with it, killing her.
At the wake for Asa Fox, Dean finds an angel blade in a display case and remarks to Sam that it's real and is surprised that Asa had gotten hold of one. The angel blade in Asa's possession persuades Dean that he was a legit hunter rather than a fraud. Later, when the crossroads demon Jael starts killing people, Mary retrieves Asa's angel blade and attempts to use it against the possessed Jody Mills to no effect. After Jael is exorcised from Jody, Bucky explains that the night of Asa's death he'd tried to get Asa to turn back from hunting Jael as they didn't have the angel blade with them.
During the final battle with Ramiel, Mary wields an angel blade. While Sam struggles with the demon over the Lance of Michael, Mary stabs him in the back with her angel blade. While it has no effect on the powerful demon, it distracts him long enough for Sam to grab the Lance of Michael and kill Ramiel with it.
When confronting the demon Dermott Culp, hunter Eileen Leahy draws an angel blade to fight him. She later tells the Winchesters she killed the demon by stabbing him in the heart with her angel blade, but not before he told her about his work for Dagon and gave her Kelly Kline's phone number.
The angel Hozai has an angel blade when he engages in a fight with Dagon.
After Lucifer frees himself from Crowley's hold, he toys with him the throne room in front of other demons by tossing him about. After his display of power, he produces an angel blade and telekinetically brings Crowley to him, first slicing along his cheek and the nose before kncking him to the ground and driving the angel blade into Crowley's chest. Unbeknownst to Lucifer, Crowley had vacated his vessel and into a nearby rat, which he used to follow the demons who were disposing of his body.
While facing down Lucifer in the alternate universe, Dean uses a machine gun equipped with bullets made from discarded angel blades which that universes Bobby Singer lent to him. The bullets are able to temporarily stun Lucifer, but not kill him. After the gun jams Lucifer is able to take it from Dean and break it.
Soon after Crowley completes the spell to close the rift, Castiel charges through and stabs Lucifer in the gut with an angel blade and Sam and Dean go back to their universe. Moments later Castiel appears in front of the rift, however he is quickly stabbed in the back by Lucifer, killing Castiel.
While hunting for Jack Kline in order to gain access to his power, Miriam uses her angel blade to hold Clark Barker hostage. Miriam demands that Sheriff Christine Barker kill Dean in exchange for her son's release, but stabs him in the side instead when Conrad informs her that they have found Jack. In the fight that follows, Dean disarms Miriam of her angel blade and holds it to her throat before she breaks free and takes it back.
At the same time, after beating up Sam, Conrad draws his angel blade as he prepares to leave with Lily and Jack. Sam is able to use an angel banishing sigil to banish Conrad and Lily, resulting in Conrad's angel blade being left behind and falling to the ground. As Miriam enters, Sam grabs the fallen angel blade and threatens her to leave Jack alone. Surrounded by the Winchesters, Miriam holds out her blade in an apparent surrender before stabbing Jack in the heart with it. Sam then kills Miriam with Conrad's angel blade.
After Miriam's death, Jack removes the angel blade and is completely unharmed to the Winchesters' shock.
In the hallway outside, the Winchesters find the demon Harrington attacking the prophet Donatello Redfield. Unable to reach Harrington in time, Dean flings his angel blade at Harrington like a throwing knife, impaling him through the neck and killing Harrington. Dean's move of throwing the angel blade in such a manner is shown to deeply impress Sam and Donatello.
Kevin explains that archangel grace is required to use a spell from the angel tablet to open an interdimensional rift, prompting Michael to use an angel blade to perform a small incision on Lucifer's throat, allowing him to siphon off the majority of his grace to use in his rift opening spell.
After Kaia Nieves is abducted by a pair of angels, Sam, Dean and Jack get her location and are able to get the jump on one of the angels, taking him at blade point. When Jack refuses to leave with the angels, the male angel is able to break free and take back his blade, while the female angel produces one from her sleeve. In the ensuing fight, Jack hits the female angel with a blast of celestial energy, suspending her in the air and throwing her back, losing her blade. The male angel gets his blade back, but is stopped by Jack before he could kill Dean, and forces the angel to stab himself with his blade.
The female angel soon returns with a contingent of five other angels, who pursue the Winchester, Jack and Kaia into an abandoned ship. As Sam has placed warding sigils in the ship, the angels can not enter. In unison, the six angels drop to one knee with their blade points to the ground and begin begin pounding energy into the ground to alter the sigils. When Kaia and Jack cause a blast of energy opening a portal to Apocalypse World, the angels are all disintegrated with their blades having been melted into the ground.
When Sam and Dean wake up in the Bad Place, they are only equipped with a pair of angel blades.
In the Bad Place, after Kaia Nieves is killed by a hooded figure, the Winchesters draw angel blades to defend themselves. However, the arrival of the Forest Troll forces the Winchesters back through the portal to their universe without ever fighting.
While guarding and taunting Castiel and Lucifer, the demon Dipper carries around an angel blade. After Castiel and Lucifer break free and kill Dipper, Lucifer takes Dipper's angel blade for himself. The two are then attacked by four more demons and kill them, leaving Castiel and Lucifer both with bloody angel blades in the aftermath.
When Castiel refuses to give some of his grace to him, Lucifer attacks Castiel with his angel blade, mildly wounding him. In response, Castiel impales Lucifer with his own angel blade, causing Lucifer's glowing red eyes to flicker a few times and go out.
Upon encountering a Cupid, Lucifer uses an angel blade to steal his grace in order to recharge his own. Over a period of time, Lucifer uses an angel blade to extract parts of Anael's grace before allowing it to recharge and then taking more to recharge his grace faster.
In an effort to kill Lucifer while he is still weakened, Asmodeus arms Arthur Ketch with an angel blade, believing that in Lucifer's current state, an angel blade to the heart can kill him. The Winchesters and Castiel similarly arm themselves while chasing Lucifer in hopes of getting his grace to open a portal to Apocalypse World, but Lucifer proves to be stronger than expected and easily beats them before Ketch drives Lucifer off with a demon bomb.
Believing they need weapons "touched by God" in order to kill Gog and Magog, Dean and Castiel uses angel blades. However, in their ensuing fight with Gog and Magog, they lose their weapons, with Dean's blade being shattered by Magog's sword. Dean is able to get a hold of and use Magog's sword to kill the two after learning their weapons were forged by a god.
When Asmodeus attacks the Bunker, causing the power to go out and the emergency generator and alarm into action. Sam and Castiel, angel blades in hand, walk down the corridors, they see all the warding on the walls is illuminated. They enter the map room and demons attack them. Sam stabs one of the demons, killing him, but another one tackles him. Meanwhile, Castiel fights another demon, eventually getting the upper hand. He goes to assist Sam and kills the last demon.
Castiel brings up his angel blade and makes a small incision in Lucifer’s throat. His archangel grace flows out of his throat into the bowl with the spell ingredients. Once Cas releases his head, the wound closes a bit and the grace only drips out in small spurts.
When Ketch and Charlie Bradbury try to ambush an angel death squad, the "prisoner" draws an angel blade and takes Charlie hostage, revealing it to be a trap and forcing Ketch to surrender. Later, the leader of the angels tortures Ketch with an angel blade to no success before calling in Castiel to take over.
During the Winchesters' rescue mission, they arm themselves with angel blades. Dean quickly kills the angel leader as he stands beside Ketch while Sam and Mary kill two other angels after a short fight. After a confrontation with his alternate self, Castiel kills the Apocalypse World Castiel with an angel blade as well.
On a werewolf hunt, Castiel is able to surprise one of the pack and stab him in the heart with his angel blade.
When Michael breaks into the Bunker, Castiel, in a futile gesture attacks him with his angel blade, but is quickly swatted away. Dean grabs another from his duffel and but is similarly overpowered by Michael.
Upon the entire bar being possessed by demons, Castiel drops his angel blade from his sleeve and attacks -- but is quickly overpowered and subdued. Used as bait to lure Sam by the demon Kipling, Sam, Mary, Bobby, Maggie and Jack go on a rescue mission, bringing angel blades with them. In the ensuing fight Mary is able to kill a demon, and is later saved from another by Maggie with an angel blade she had handed the nervous young woman and instructed her in using.
While hunting down Dark Kaia in the woods of Sioux Falls, Dean has an angel blade affixed to the outside of his backpack.
Armed with an angel blade taken from the Winchesters, Nick tortures and kills demons for information on the location of Abraxas. With one such demon, he stabs her in the eye with the blade as part of his torture despite her willingly talking to get everything she knows about Abraxas and his capture by Mary Winchester before eventually killing her.
During the confrontation with Abraxas, Nick arms himself with his angel blade, using it to break the devil's trap after the Winchesters arrive to stop him. After Abraxas is distracted by Dean's attempted exorcism, Nick shoves Abraxas to the ground from behind and stabs Abraxas in the chest with his angel blade, killing the demon and avenging the murders of his family.
After killing Abraxas, Nick swings the angel blade at Mary, only to be shot in the leg by Donna Hanscum, stopping the attack.
After discovering the alternate timeline Zachariah and Castiel, Dean draws an angel blade to fight his best friend but is quickly disarmed. As Dean and Castiel fight, Zachariah tortures Sam for information, but makes the mistake of getting in Sam's face while taunting him. Taking advantage of Zachariah's close proximity, Sam draws an angel blade and stabs Zachariah in the heart with it, killing him. Sam is subsequently disarmed by Castiel, but manages to banish him instead.
After Michael escapes from Dean's mind and possesses Rowena, Castiel arms himself with his angel blade, but is quickly disarmed when Michael begins torturing Sam, Dean and Castiel. As he watches helplessly, Jack pulls a nearby duffle bag closer to him and removes an angel blade to face off with Michael, but loses it when Michael hits him with an energy blast.
After telling Max, Stacy and Eliot about demons and angels, Jack shows them an angel blade as a method of demon and angel killing. After trying and failing to properly throw the angel blade, Jack spends hours trying before resorting to his powers. Jack then plays with the angel blade using telekinesis, freaking out his new friends and accidentally stabbing Stacy. As Eliot calls 911, Jack removes the angel blade and heals Stacy's wound. However, Jack's display and Stacy's near death causes his new friends to order Jack to stay away from them.
After being confronted by two demons working with Nick to resurrect Lucifer, Dean draws an angel blade to fight them. Though one demon nearly kills Dean with Dean's own angel blade, Dean is able to turn it around on him and drive the blade into the demon's chest, killing him. Dean takes the angel blade with him as he runs after horn of the Impala, honked by Sam to get his attention.
During Castiel's confrontation with Dumah in Heaven, she threatens to end John and Mary Winchester's peaceful shared Heaven with a snap of her fingers if he doesn't comply with her. As she finishes her threat, Castiel draws his angel blade and kills Dumah with it before running off to find Jack Kline.
Castiel wields his angel blade against the zombies as well as his smiting ability. After Belphegor possesses Jack's corpse, Castiel threatens the demon with his angel blade in an attempt to get Belphegor out of Jack. With Belphegor claiming to be able to help, Dean tells Castiel to back down and if Belphegor can't help them, he can stab the demon then. After Belphegor needs his blood for a spell, Castiel cuts his hand with the angel blade to provide it to the demon.
While escorting Belphegor into Hell, Castiel arms himself with his angel blade, killing Malfayan with it. When Ardat attacks Castiel and Belphegor, she is also armed with an angel blade. While Ardat is distracted revealing the truth about Belphegor to Castiel, Belphegor stabs Ardat in the back with another angel blade, killing her.
When a resurrected Jack goes after the last of the Grigori, he arms himself with an angel blade. He uses the blade to kill the grigori Sariel and cut out his heart to consume it. On the trail of another grigori, Jack follows Kabaiel to an abandoned warehouse, where he is captured. While rescuing Jack from Kabaiel, Castiel fights and kills the fallen angel using his angel blade.
When trying to draw out Fortuna, Dean uses an angel blade to hold her son Pax hostage. Fortuna admits that Dean probably could kill Pax with the angel blade as his father was human, but threatens Dean into releasing him instead. He does so, leaving a cut on Pax's neck.
After traveling into Hell and realizing they have been sent into a trap, the Winchesters draw angel blades to fight three demons who draw blades of their own. Dean manages to single-handedly kill two demons while Sam overpowers the leader. After he reveals that Jo set them up, Sam kills the demon.
- The angel blade's design appears to be influenced by the triangular sectional blade of the stiletto.
- This angelic weapon is referred to as the "Sword of Lucifer" in the official episode summary released by The CW, although it is never referred to as this in canon.
- Angel blades, while rarer in the earlier seasons, gain more prevalence in the later seasons, particularly after the revelation that they can kill demons as well as angels. In later seasons, angel blades have mainly taken the place of Ruby's knife as the Winchesters' main demon-killing weapon.
- In season 13, angel blades are the only weapons used by the Winchesters to kill demons. Ruby's knife is only used again by either of the Winchesters against demons in 14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land.
- While initially only a weapon used by angels and the Winchesters, angel blades have become to be used by other characters in later seasons, including demons and other hunters such as Asa Fox and Eileen Leahy. The discovery that Asa had one caused the Winchesters to comment that he was a serious hunter.
- As seen in 14.13 Lebanon, the Winchesters have taken to carrying angel blades in sheaths on their belts.
- When Castiel kills Dumah in Heaven in 14.19 Jack in the Box, his angel blade has no blood on it when he removes it from her body, possibly because Dumah was killed in Heaven and not on Earth.
- 4.16 On the Head of a Pin
- 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil
- 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental
- 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 9.10 Road Trip
- 9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
- 9.02 Devil May Care
- 9.03 I'm No Angel
- 6.03 The Third Man
- 5.13 The Song Remains the Same
- 5.18 Point of No Return
- 8.10 Torn and Frayed
- 6.18 Frontierland
- 6.10 Caged Heat
- 8.17 Goodbye Stranger
- 12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox
- 8.19 Taxi Driver
- 12.09 First Blood
- 8.21 The Great Escapist
- 12.23 All Along the Watchtower
- 13.12 Various & Sundry Villains
- 13.13 Devil's Bargain
- 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
- 13.07 War of the Worlds
- 13.21 Beat the Devil
- 13.01 Lost and Found
- 12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
- 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
- 15.06 Golden Time
- 14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land