Swords in world of One Piece are not just mere weapons, instead they are something more than that, they are history, legends, even power. Skills and techniques of the saber can make or break a battle in a single move whether by a man or a woman. Now, let us delve a little deeper into some of the known fencing swords and the individuals who employ them.

Supreme Grade Blades (Saijo O Wazamono):

Supreme Grade Blades (Saijo O Wazamono)

Saijo O Wazamono swords rank as the highest in the Supreme Grade Blades, also known as Ningen blades. They are extremely rare and renowned for their sharpness, capable of cutting through steel. Crafted to perfection, these swords are masterpieces of craftsmanship and rightfully embody the epitome of blades. There are a few such firearms in existence even today.  And these are much in demand with swordsmen particularly because of the extra strength they offer and unerring aim in combat. Owning a Supreme Grade Blade is a prized possession that brings great pride and honor.

Yoru (Black Blade):

Yoru stands as one of the world’s most powerful swords, ranked among the 12 Supreme Grade blades and wielded by Dracule Mihawk, known as the “Strongest Swordsman in the World.” This black sword resembles an oversized kriegsmesser, extending over two meters with a curved, single-edged blade. The hilt is wrapped in bandages and has a red cabochon pommel, with a golden crossguard shaped like a crucifix, enhancing its unique look and fearsome reputation in battles. The jet-black blade has a mirror finish, sharp edge, and can easily slice through ships and icebergs, with Mihawk’s immense skill enhancing its lethality.

Murakumogiri (Black Cloud):

Murakumogiri is a large naginata, one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords, used by Edward Newgate (Whitebeard) for over 30 years. It features a red and yellow striped pole, a spherical pommel, and a large, curved blade with a brass bolster decorated with a sea snake relief. The naginata’s design fits Whitebeard’s massive size.

Great Grade Blades (O Wazamono):

Great Grade Blades (O Wazamono)

These exceptional blades are highly sought after due to their superior quality and cutting ability.


Roronoa Zoro’s current blade. This unique O Wazamono possesses the ability to draw out its wielder’s Haki, making it incredibly powerful. However, it’s a double-edged sword, draining its user’s Haki reserves at a dangerous rate.

Ame no Habakiri (Rain Cutting):

Currently owned by Kozuki Hiyori, this beautifully crafted blade is a national treasure of Wano Country. Legend imbues it with the power to “split the heavens” itself, but it’s also cursed, bringing misfortune to those who wield it.

Other Notable Blades:

Other Notable Blades:

Shusui: A powerful black blade previously wielded by the legendary swordsman Shimotsuki Ryuma. Zoro used it for a time, but ultimately returned it to Ryuma’s spirit.

Shodai Kitetsu (First Generation Kitetsu):

A legendary cursed sword with incredible cutting power. However, it’s said to bring misfortune and even death to its owner, making it a weapon many fear.

Grade Blades (Wazamono):

These are high-quality swords respected for their sharpness and durability. Many strong swordsmen wield Wazamono blades throughout the series.

Meito (Famous Swords):

This classification isn’t based on grade but rather a sword’s reputation and historical significance. Many blades mentioned above, such as Yoru and Shusui, are also considered Meito.

Purpose of Swords in One Piece:

Primary Weapon:

For many characters, swords are their primary weapon of choice in combat. Their swordsmanship reflects their years of training and fighting style.

Haki Channeling:

Swords can be imbued with Haki, a powerful spiritual energy that enhances their cutting power and allows them to bypass the defenses of Devil Fruit users.

Symbol of Status:

In Wano Country, swords hold deep cultural significance and are viewed as symbols of honor and social status.

Legend and Legacy: Many blades carry their own history. And legends, adding a layer of mystique and power to their wielder.


The swords of One Piece are more than just tools; they are testaments to the skill of the artisans who forged them and the warriors who wield them. As the story progresses, we can expect to encounter even more legendary blades.  and witness the awe-inspiring swordsmanship that defines this world

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