Roronoa Zoro is the fighter of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of the strongest people in the crew, second only to Monkey D. Luffy. Zoro wants to become the strongest swordsman in the world of One Piece and to achieve this, he has set his sights on defeating the man who currently holds that title, Dracule Mihawk.
As a master swordsman, Roronoa Zoro has already wielded a large number of different blades in One Piece, some of which have only been with him for a few moments, while others have been in Zoro’s possession for years. Here are the 9 blades that Roronoa Zoro wielded in One Piece.
NORMAL DOUBLE KATANA
Roronoa Zoro has always been a user of the famous Santoryu, also known as the Three Sword Style. Having received the Wado Ichimonji from Koshiro, Zoro still needed two more swords to complete the tricks and for that, Zoro first used two regular katanas.
During his fight against Dracule Mihawk, these two katanas ended up breaking. As the Wado Ichimonji was an O Wazamono grade saber, it was able to withstand the heavy blow that Mihawk delivered to Roronoa Zoro.
JOHNNY AND YOSAKU’S BLADES
After losing his swords to Mihawk, Zoro had to find a quick replacement so he could pull off the famous three-sword style techniques. While the team was fighting in Arlong Park, Zoro temporarily borrowed Johnny and Yosaku’s swords.
He is seen fighting with these swords against Hachi. Although Zoro struggled against the Fishman Octopus for a short time, it was because the wound Mihawk inflicted on him was still fresh. Due to Zoro’s negligence, the wound ended up opening.
The Wado Ichimonji is an O Wazamono grade sword that Zoro received from Koshiro. Initially, this sword was to be passed down to Kuina, a girl from Zoro’s dojo whom he lost in 2001. Due to Kuina’s untimely death, Zoro took possession of the Wado Ichimonji instead, and thus promised himself to become the greatest swordsman in the world.
To this day, Roronoa Zoro still carries this sword, and it’s likely he will carry it until the day he manages to defeat Dracule Mihawk. During the time jump, Zoro’s control over his powers developed beautifully, and it will improve even further after the events of Wano Country.
One of Roronoa Zoro’s first sabers, the Yubashiri was given to him by Ipponmatsu, impressed with his bravery during One Piece’s Logue Town arc. One of the Ryo Wazamono grade swords, Yubashiri was an extremely powerful sword, although not among the thinnest in the series. When it comes to wielding it, Yubashiri seems to be quite an obedient sword, unlike some of the other swords Zoro has wielded.
Unfortunately, Yubashiri ended up being destroyed by Shu, one of the sea captains, during the Buster Call at Enies Lobby. Zoro paid homage to the sword after the events of the Thriller Bark arc and replaced it with another sword later.
The Sandai Kitetsu is another of Zoro’s powerful blades he picked up in Logue Town. However, unlike Yubashiri, Sandai Kitetsu is a lesser quality sword, part of the Wazamono. Compared to Yubashiri, this sword is particularly difficult to master, according to Roronoa Zoro. It’s probably because the Sandai Kitetsu is a cursed blade, from the family of cursed Kitetsu swords.
However, like any other blade, it doesn’t take long for him to assert his authority over her. So far, Zoro has wielded this sword and used its bloodthirsty abilities to slash those who stand in its way.
Shusui, one of the most powerful swords in the entire One Piece series, was once wielded by the famous samurai Shimotsuki Ryuma. After his death, the sword, along with Ryuma’s corpse, was stolen by Moria, who then used it to bolster his army. After confronting Roronoa Zoro, Ryuma was impressed by his bravery and ended up gifting him the saber.
The Shusui is one of 21 O Wazamono grade swords, making it extremely rare. Moreover, it is classified as a Kokuto (black blade), which makes it more powerful than a regular sword!
Roronoa Zoro found himself in trouble moments after the start of the Wano Country arc, where he was framed for murder. He was asked to commit suicide by committing Seppuku and was given a short blade without tanto. As expected, instead of killing himself, Zoro used this blade to slaughter everyone who stood in his way, as well as the magistrate, who was the real culprit.
Zoro’s control over this Seppuku blade was magnificent, despite being very short and unwieldy. He could even use Haki on this blade, further enhancing his powers.
Once again, Zoro ran out of a sword during the Land of Wano arc when Gyukimaru stole Shusui from him. As he attempted to retrieve his sword, Zoro was intercepted by a man known as Kamazo the Manslayer, later revealed to be none other than the Kid Pirates’ killer.
To finish him off, Zoro takes possession of one of his scythes and uses it to perform a purgatory Onigiri, slicing Kamazo. However, Zoro lost too much blood during the fight and ended up passing out.
Enma was one of the swords of the legendary samurai Kozuki Oden of Wano Country. Along with Ame no Habakiri, Oden used this sword to practice his special “Oden Nitoryu” style. After his death, his blades were passed down to his children. While Kozuki Momonosuke received Ame no Habakiri, Kozuki Hiyori received Enma, which she then passed on to Roronoa Zoro, who had just brought Shusui back to Wano Country.
Enma is an extremely powerful sword, believed to be a blade that only a few are able to wield. This sword has a habit of drawing all the Haki from its user’s body. Therefore, the blows sent by this sword are much more powerful than intended, unless controlled properly. Zoro trained to achieve perfect control of Enma and seems to have achieved it.