Roronoa Zoro is one of the most badass characters in the history of anime, and there is no doubt about it. The one-piece whole fan base might agree that despite being a side character, he has more fans than Luffy, the main character in one piece.
Being the first to join Luffy’s pirate crew till now, zoro has proven himself to be one of the best characters in one piece by giving us a taste of his skills with swords with impressive fights like battling with Mr. 1 in Arabasta, Pika in Dressrossa, Facing Kuma to share the fate of his Captain and standing against one of the strongest emperors of the sea Kaidou.
His skills with swords are impressive to watch for every one-piece fan, which made him the badass character of Luffy’s crew.
However, this article is all about Roronoa Zoro’s swords and how he used all these swords like a true swordsman and won all the battles except the one with Mihawk, who currently holds the title of the best swordsman in the world.
What are Roronoa Zoro’s swords?
Zoro had used six permanent swords until his journey started with Luffy to set sail to help Luffy become a king of pirates.
1. Dual Katanas(Unnamed):
When the character was first introduced at the beginning of the series, he had dual katanas as his swords. Zoro invented the three swords style technique so that he always carried three swords with him all time to fight with anyone. They were normal blades but very close to Zoro since they were gifted by Shimotsuki Kozaburo when Zoro was a kid. Mihawk utterly destroyed the dual katana in the Baratie arc.
Therefore we can say those dual katanas were the weakest swords Zoro used to have in the beginning. However, the third sword that survives the battle with Mihawk in Baratie Arc is the wado Ichimoji.
Debut: Episode 2, Chapter 5
2. Wado Ichimonji:
Wado Ichimonji has been with Zoro since day one, and it is one of the 21 great-grade swords in the world, which makes this one of the finest swords in Zoro’s collection. The fate of this sword was to be gifted to Zoro’s childhood friend, a girl name Kuina who defeated Zoro several times.
Due to the unfortunate demise of the girl zoro got this sword from the Kuina’s father and took an oath to become the world’s greatest swordsman. Shimotsuki Kozaburo made this sword, who was Kuina’s grandfather.
This blade survived Mihawk’s supreme-grade Yoru blade strikes assault because of the promise he made to Kuina. He is more likely to use this blade until the end.
Meaning: Harmony Path Beeline or Straight Line through the Path of Harmony
Grade: Great Grade (O wazamono)
Owners: Shimotsuki Kozaburo, Koushirou, Kuina, Zoro
Debut: Episode 2, Chapter 5
Price: 10,000,000+ Berries
3. Sandai Kitetsu:
This sword is lower grade than other swords of the Zoro’s collection of other swords. Kozuki Sukiyaki forged this sword in Wano country, who was a famed wordsmith. When zoro impressed arms merchant in logue town Ippomatsu he gifted two swords to zoro Kitetsu and Yubashiri. Zoro recognized that kitetsu is known for bringing tragedy and misery to its owner as it is a cursed sword.
On the other hand, Zoro tried his luck with this cursed sword by throwing it up in the air and holding his arm out. He was curious to see if the sword could cut off his arm. But in the end, Zoro won since the blade landed cleanly and without injuring him. This is considered remarkable because Sandai Kitetsu is known for its bloodthirst and sharpness.
Meaning: Ogre of the Third Generation or Oni Piercer
Type: Katana, Cursed Sword
Grade: Grade Blades (Wazamono)
Owners: Kozuki Sukiyaki, Ipponmatsu, Zoro
Debut: Episode 49, Chapter 97
Price: 1,000,000+ Berries
One of the 50 Skillful Grade Blades in One Piece, which are high-quality swords that fall below the 21 Great and 12 Supreme Grade Blades, is Yubashiri. The Ipponmatsu family has owned the sword for many years. Ipponmatsu offered Zoro this free weapon after being impressed by his sword skill and good fortune with the Sandai Kitetsu.
The Yubashiri, which was light and sharp enough to easily pierce a Sea Train carriage, was praised by Zoro as being a very simple sword to handle. Even though this sword seemed fantastic, Zoro didn’t have it for long. Yubashiri sword was destroyed by a shu(Marine captain) ‘s devil fruit powers in the Thriller Bark.
Meaning: Snow Run, Snow Chaser
Grade: Skillful Grade Blades (Ryo Wazamono)
Owners: Ipponmatsu, Zoro
Debut: Episode 49, Chapter 97
The 21 Great Grade (O Wazamono) swords all have black blades, and Shusui is no exception. This sword was previously in the hands of Shimotsuki Ryuma, the ‘Sword God’ of the Wano people, and is now considered a priceless relic of the Wano religion. Gecko Moria dragged the dead Ryuma and his weapon to Thriller Bark. That’s how Zoro met the undead form of Ryuma in Thriller Bark and won. After witnessing Zoro’s skill with the blade, the zombie decided to give him his own.
This sword succeeded the Yubashiri in Wano until Gyukimaru stole it. Kozuki Hiyori presented the long-lost national relic sword Enma as restitution for Shusui. Ultimately, after Zoro accepted the promise, Ryuma’s grave received the Shusui sword where it belonged.
Meaning: Autumn Water
Grade: Great Grade (O Wazamono)
Owners: Shimotsuki Ryuma, Zoro (Returned to Wano Country Now)
Debut: Episode 342, Chapter 448
One Piece fans would recognize Enma as one of Zoro’s 21 Great Grade (O Wazamono) swords. Legendary figure Kozuki Oden held this sword, using it to kill Kaido. His daughter Kozuki Hiyori received the Enma as payment for the Shusui and gave it to Zoro. Zoro is spreading havoc wherever he goes with this formidable sword now that he has acquired it.
Wano’s Shimotsuki Kozaburo forged this blade, as he did the Wado Ichimonji. Kozaburo considered the Enma his greatest work, and it is widely considered one of the best swords in the One Piece universe. Hiyori agreed that it was a suitable replacement for Zoro’s Shusui.
The owner’s Armament (or Busoshoku) Haki is released suddenly and strongly, making this sword difficult to manage. This effect was initially seen during Zoro’s training with the Enma, but he has yet to become proficient with it. Zoro, though, could split an island in two with this blade. How terrifying!
Meaning: Enma (Yama)
Grade: Great Grade ( O Wazamono)
Owners: Shimotsuki Kozaburo, Kozuki Oden, Kozuki Hiyori, Zoro
Debut: Episode 955, Chapter 954