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Try to poke my eyes now!

One of the Stock Poses, a character holds his or her sword upright, with the blade between his or her eyes. Incredibly common.

Often followed by Stab the Sky.

Examples of Staring Through the Sword include:

Anime & Manga

Films -- Animation

Films -- Live Action


Video Games

Western Animation

Real Life

  • In modern fencing, the salute has three steps, the first one is Stab the Sky, the second one is Staring Through the Sword, and the final one is Swipe Your Blade Off without the blood.
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