Zoro possessing multiple swords during his work with the Straw Hats in Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece A piece. Since One Piece is set in a world with primitive guns, swords and knives are very popular weapons. Most of the characters wield swords, especially minor characters like the marines and the unknown pirates. The main characters like Dracule Mihawk, the world’s strongest swordsman Red-Haired Shanks and of course Zoro have also chosen swords as his main weapon. However, Zoro uses his sword differently than most.
Zoro wields three katanas at once, one in each hand and one in his mouth. Zoro’s somewhat ridiculous Three Swords style requires the former pirate hunter to go through countless swords, and he has continuously upgraded them throughout the series. One Piece’s Strongest Swords is a collection of named swords that each have their own classification, ranking how strong they are. Zoro has purchased many of these throughout the series, which can make them difficult to track down. Below is a list of every named sword that the Straw Hat swordsman possessed.
Zoro’s first named sword was of excellent quality. Wado Ichimonji is one of the 21 Master Swords, second only to the Ultimate Sword. It was forged by the legendary Shimotzuki Kozaburo, who also forged Enma, and passed down to his descendants including Kuina. Kuina’s father adopted Zoro as a disciple when he was young, and Zoro eventually became Kuina’s friend and rival. After Kuina tragically died, deeply affecting young Zoro, he requested Wado Ichimonji from his master, who gave it to him.
Since then, Zoro has used Wano Ichimonji throughout the series. Its sharpness and durability were proven in battle with the Mihawk. After receiving Mihawk’s attack without Haki to strengthen his katana, only Wado Ichimonji was left intact, showing the sword’s power. Due to its power and significance to Zoro’s character, it remains one of the three swords Zoro wields at the start of One Piece’s final Saga.
After losing two katanas in battle with Mihawk, Zoro went to buy more when the Straw Hats stopped in Loguetown. When Zoro found a shop selling katana, he picked up Sandai Kitetsu out of the box without knowing what it meant. The Sandai Kitetsu is a sword forged by Kozuki Sukiyaki, it also carries a curse so powerful that the original shop owner didn’t want to sell it to him. However, this did not bother Zoro, so he decided to test his luck or the curse of the stronger sword. He threw the sword into the air, then stretched out his arm when he saw it would be slashed. While this is definitely one of Zoro’s most exciting moments and the test convinced the store owner to sell it to him, Sandai Kitetsu is unfortunately one of the weaker swords Zoro has wielded. , just a Rank sword. Despite this, it is still one of the swords that Zoro wields in One Piece’s Final Saga.
After witnessing Zoro’s feat, the katana shop owners decide to give Zoro their heirloom for free. That heirloom is the Yubashiri, a highly skilled sword that makes it stronger than Sandai Kitetsu, but still weaker than the other swords Zoro has wielded. Unfortunately, in Buster Call on Enies Lobby in the best part of One Piece, Shu, a navy captain who ate the Rust-Rust Fruit, got hold of Yubashiri and corroded it into a pile of rust. The only thing left after that was a small blade and a hilt. Zoro eventually laid it to rest at the Rumbar Pirates’ grave on Thriller Bark after he obtained another, more powerful sword.
On Thriller Bark, Zoro met the zombie Ryuma, a legendary samurai from the Wano Kingdom, whom One Piece revealed to be Zoro’s ancestor. They fought swords, and Ryuma recognized Zoro as a worthy swordsman. Because of this, he bestowed his powerful sword Shusui to Zoro. Like Wado Ichimonji, Shusui is also a Great Sword. It is also a black sword like Mihawk’s Yoru, which means it has been infused with Haki to increase its power. This power allows Zoro to wield considerable destructive power with the sword. Since it is owned by Ryuma, it is considered one of the national treasures of Wano Country. So when Zoro finally visited Wano, he returned it to Ryuma’s grave and exchanged it for the much stronger Enma.
After Zoro brought Shusui back to Ryuma’s grave, Hiyori gave him Enma, the katana she received from her father Kozuki Oden. It was a great sword like Wado Ichimonji and Shusui, although it wasn’t a black sword yet. However, it is said that once Enma’s blade turns black, it can increase in rank and become an Ultimate Sword like Mihawk’s Yoru and Whitebeard’s Murakumogiri. Enma also has the special ability of siphoning off the owner’s Armament Haki, which often results in a more powerful attack than expected. Used by Kozuki Oden, it cut through Kaido’s almost impenetrable defenses and left a scar. In Zoro’s hands, it can unleash a similar attack that scarred the mighty Yonko for a second time. Although the sword was unwieldy and gave him a hard time during the Onigashima Island Raid, Zoro eventually mastered it during the epic battle against King. This is Zoro’s last and strongest sword in the Final Saga of One Piece.
While these five swords are the only named swords Zoro has wielded in the series so far, they all demonstrate how powerful the Straw Hat’s swordsman can be. Some swords like Enma wouldn’t even be usable by a less skilled warrior, requiring mastery of Haki. Of course, there’s a chance Zoro will receive another powerful sword before the series ends, potentially replacing Sandai Kitetsu. After all, Zoro has yet to wield any of the supreme swords like his ultimate rival and mentor, Mihawk. Named Swords Zoro get later in A piece sure to be epic new weapons that will take his skills to the next level, just like how each of the swords listed here did when he first purchased them.