Transient Cutting Blades is a high-level ninjutsu that was developed by Kusari, and requires extremely precise chakra control in order to be utilized effectively. Kusari releases chakra from her fingertips, and shapes it into miniature blades that possess great cutting power. They are similar to the Hell Stab, but are weaker because they consist of non-elemental chakra. The blades range from an inch long to several feet in length, and range in number from a single one on a finger to all ten. Unlike the Hell Stab, however, the blades are directly connected to Kusari's fingers, as opposed to the Hell Stab, in which they surround the user's hand. Kusari typically uses these blades for assassination purposes, to kill unsuspecting victims, though she also uses them for open combat.