Gordian Knot
Gordian Knot
Debut (Anime)Shakugan no Shana Episode 14
Known UsersVine, Bifrons, Sabrac, Zarovee (Light Novels)
Technical Details

Gordian Knot (非常手段(ゴルディアン・ノット) Hijō Shudan (Gorudian Notto)?, lit. Emergency Measure) are a set of "artificially-made" Treasure Tools crafted by "Seeking Researcher" Dantalion for Bel Peol who gives them to her subordinates. They are made from the material called "Demigold". Each Gordian Knot contains a certain Unrestricted Method which is triggered when the person wielding it dies (thus igniting the 'fuse' inside). Noted effects of Gordian Knots are: transportation (originally possessed by Bifrons; later used by Sabrac) and energy outburst (activated at Vine's death), resulting in the destruction of the Tendōkyū.


The Gordian Knot as used by Vine took the shape of a golden key that he wore around his neck.




  • The name of this Treasure Tool is a reference to the Gordian Knot legend associated with Alexander the Great.



Treasure Tools
Offensive BlutsaugerBubble LootChordeDance PartyHystrixKiken no KentōKisan no TaikenNietono no ShanaRegular SharpTraversoTrigger Happy
Defensive AzureBakuyagaiOrgelRobeTarnkappe
Utility CainaCrystal AltarGehinnomGiraldaJettaturaNine Eternal Divine ScalesNomenclatorObeliskReiji MaigoReshuffleSaishuku no ShadanSeireidenTendōkyūTessera
Miscellaneous AtalanteNachtigallTrivia
Universal Gordian KnotMekestShintetsu NyoiTartarosTrigon