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I will be a swordmaster like my idol!
— Blade Knight • Kirby Star Allies

Blade Knight is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. He yields the Sword ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Blade Knight is a tiny soldier armed with a sword. He wears a green suit of armor that includes a long helmet with red tassels at the tip, a featureless pink face beneath the helmet, a golden visor, and large shoulder pads which feature golden crescent designs. White-gloved arms emerge from underneath Blade Knight's shoulder pads. The enemy's body is slightly egg-shaped, and is usually blue or green. Blade Knight wears a bluish belt with a silver buckle, as well as brown boots resembling those of Meta Knight. Blade Knight's sword is silver, with a golden ring-shaped grip. The sword occasionally features a pair of prongs jutting out from its edges.


Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Blade Knight appears as an enemy in these games. He can be found pacing back and forth for short distances while swinging his weapon repeatedly in wide slashes, and he will periodically leap in the air if Kirby is above him. If Kirby attacks Blade Knight with a projectile, Blade Knight will immediately deflect it with his sword. This behavior is identical to that of Sword Knight's.

Blade Knight appears in Vegetable Valley's Museum.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Blade Knight appears in Kirby's Pinball Land at the center of the top stage of Whispy Woods Land. He only appears after the player has defeated King Dedede at least once and caused the Twisters to spin for a sufficient amount of time, triggering the sound of the Mike power-up from Kirby's Dream Land. Upon appearing, Blade Knight adds 77,700 points to the player's score. Blade Knight does not move and cannot be hit.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Blade Knight appears as an enemy in these games, as well as the Helper for the Sword ability. He can be found pacing back and forth, stopping at regular intervals to attack. Blade Knight may slash in place, advance forward while slashing, or release a flurry of quick strikes in front of himself. As a Helper, Blade Knight has access to all the moves used by Sword Kirby.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Blade Knight, along with Sword Knight, can be summoned by Meta Knight in Meta Knightmare Ultra. Blade Knight also appears as a card in the sub-game Kirby Card Swipe.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Blade Knight appears as an enemy in these games. He is first introduced in Cookie Country, and appears in many other worlds thereafter. Blade Knight no longer has the wide range of moves that he had in Kirby Super Star, and is now limited to two attacks: swinging his sword once, and swinging his sword twice while moving forward slightly. Blade Knight's attacks are notably much slower than in previous series installments.

Blade Knight appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition as well. It appears in the Sword Challenge, the Smash Combat Chamber, and Magolor Race 1, 3, and EX. He behaves as he does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Blade Knight acts as he does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, with two changes: Blade Knight's attack speed has been greatly improved, and no longer pauses before his double-slash attack.

Kirby Star Allies

Blade Knight reappears in Kirby Star Allies as an enemy and a helper for the Sword ability. Blade Knight can be controlled by a CPU or another player.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Blade Knight appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His model from the cancelled Kirby GCN is used.

A trophy of Blade Knight appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as well. Like several other Kirby trophies in the game, the enemy uses his model from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Blade Knight appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as an ally and servant of Meta Knight. He and Sword Knight were once thieves that encountered Meta Knight whilst he was being chased by WolfWrath. Meta Knight saved their lives by driving WolfWrath away and the two became indebted to him for doing so. They eventually followed Meta Knight to Dream Land where they became servants of King Dedede.

He and Sword Knight are known to be expert mechanics as they are known to be able to fix machinery (mostly spaceships, and thus probably helped in the construction of the Halberd). In The Kirby Derby - Part I, they converted Kirby's broken spaceship to be fit to use in a race. In the episode Cooking Up Trouble, it is revealed that Blade Knight and Sword Knight had always wanted to be chefs, but they were too afraid to tell Meta Knight about it. 

In the original Japanese show, Blade Knight speaks coherently in a very feminine voice, whilst in the English dub, he has a much more masculine voice but his words are so badly formed that most of his speech is literally gibberish.  This is due to his voice actor, Eric Stuart, attempting such a thick Cockney accent that it was not understandable. The key things he says (especially names) can usually be made out more clearly.

Related Quotes

A sword wielder covered head to toe in armor. Kirby can copy his Sword ability by inhaling him. Blade Knight has a variety of sword techniques, including chops and 100-slash combo attacks. As a helper, you can take him with you, and he will assist by taking out enemies with sword attacks. He's about as strong as Sword Knight.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down.
— Official Kirby: Triple Deluxe website
This enemy from Dream Land strikes out with his sword. There's an old saying that you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer - and there's nothing closer than inhaling an enemy! Once Kirby has copied the Sword ability, he can summon Blade Knight as a Helper!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This green warrior swears upon his blade that he will master his weapon, learn how to attack with flame, wind, and lightning, and ultimately conquer the world!
— Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! description • Kirby Star Allies
A classic knight with a heroic sword. When he has full health, Blade Knight can unleash the powerful sword beam.
— Choose your buddy • Play Nintendo


His name name "Blade Knight" comes from "Blade", a type of part for the sword.

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ブレイドナイト Translates to Blade Knight.
English Blade Knight
Traditional Chinese 劍騎士 Translates to Sword Knight.
Simplified Chinese 剑骑士 Translates to Sword Knight.
German Sharpe Knight Sharpe Knight
French Sharpe Knight Sharpe Knight
Italian Sharpe Knight Sharpe Knight
Spanish Sharpe Knight Sharpe Knight


  • In Kirby Super Star, its remake, and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Blade Knight's damage sprite shows his mouth guard unhinged, revealing a single eye.
  • In Sword Knight and Blade Knight's flash-back in Hour of the WolfWrath, Blade Knight is seen using an axe, a possible reference to Axe Knight.
  • In Kirby's Adventure, Blade Knight featured antennae, whereas he now features tassels.
    • Blade Knight originally having antennae may indicate he was originally meant to be an insectoid.
  • In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Blade Knight is sometimes called Blade for short.
  • Blade Knight features a belt in the anime. A similarly styled belt appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, but it is horizontal rather than slightly diagonal as in the anime.
  • Blade Knight is the only Helper in Kirby Super Star Ultra to be a Helper to both Kirby and Meta Knight.
  • Blade Knight has a crescent-shaped design painted on each of his pauldrons. There is no explanation as to what the design represents.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Blade Knight's helmet is used for Sword's alternate costume.




Sprites and Models

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