One Piece: 15 Strongest Swords So Far (Ranked)

The swordsmen play an integral part in the world of One Piece, and they all have their own powerful swords that made them who they are now. We have witnessed the numerous swords of Zoro in One Piece, along with several other powerful swords throughout the anime. From Yubashiri to the renowned black blade Yoru, there are various swords that have their own abilities. So today, we have compiled a list of the top 15 strongest swords in One Piece. Keep reading to find out where your favorite sword ranks and learn about the abilities and grades of the swords in One Piece.

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about the sword collection shown in One Piece. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga first to avoid ruining the intended experience.

1. Yoru

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  • Meaning: Night
  • Type: Black Sword
  • Grade: Supreme Grade (Saijō Ō Wazamono)
  • Owner: Dracule Mihawk
  • Debut: Episode 23, Chapter 49
  • Price: Unknown

Kokuto Yoru (aka Black Blade Yoru) is currently the strongest sword in One Piece. It is befittingly in the hands of the greatest swordsman in the world, Dracule Mihawk. Yoru is graded as one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords, the highest quality swords ever created in the One Piece universe. It is also worth noting that it’s a black blade due to the prolonged usage of Armament Haki. It’s a gigantic sword in the shape of a crucifix but Mihawk mostly uses it single-handedly (using both hands sometimes) despite its heavy weight.

Yoru has colossal strength, unmatched durability, and sharpness. But combined with Mihawk’s next-level swordsmanship, this blade can cause absolute destruction. As seen numerous times already, Yoru can slash ships and icebergs into pieces with a single slash. Mihawk has incorporated various attack techniques with this sword such as Kokuto Issen, Kokuto Kogetsu, etc., which make it even deadlier. We can’t wait to see him battle with Yoru again!

2. Ace

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  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Type: Cutlass
  • Grade: Supreme Grade (Saijō Ō Wazamono)
  • Owner: Gol D. Roger
  • Debut: One Piece Film Strong World: Episode 0, Chapter 0
  • Price: Unknown

Just like his son’s name, Pirate King Gol D. Roger’s sword is called the Ace. It is a cutlass-type sword and is confirmed to be one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords in existence. The Pirate King was able to conquer the seas without any devil fruit powers, thanks to his Haki and this legendary sword. This sword was with Roger during his complete pirate journey.

It was a simple-looking sword but Roger coated it with his Armament and Conqueror’s type of Hakis to elevate its power to the maximum. Roger is the strongest Haki user to this date, so you can imagine how vastly it enhanced his swordsmanship skills. A single slash from this sword was able to send Kozuki Oden flying back. Ace is a renowned sword of the highest order and befitted in the hands of the Pirate King. Maybe this is the only time we can say we saw Roger with Ace, if you know what we mean.

3. Murakumogiri

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  • Meaning: Gathering-Clouds Cutter
  • Type: Naginata
  • Grade: Supreme Grade (Saijō Ō Wazamono)
  • Owner: Edward Newgate(Whitebeard)
  • Debut: Episode 316, Chapter 434
  • Price: Unknown

Murakumogiri is another Supreme Grade sword in One Piece, and its owner is none other than Whitebeard, the Pirate King’s fierce rival. Whitebeard with his Murakumogiri is an iconic sight, as this sword is tailor-made for his character. It is a Naginata-type sword and used by Whitebeard for 30+ years. Murakumogiri is one of the most important weapons in history without a doubt and Whitebeard always carried it with him.

It is one of the strongest swords to be crafted in One Piece. What made it even better was Whitebeard’s style of usage. He imbued the blade with Armament and Conqueror’s haki to create monstrous attacks. Moreover, Whitebeard used his earth-shattering Paramecia devil fruit powers alongside his sword. Oyaji Whitebeard is truly one of the greatest characters in One Piece, and we couldn’t get a better sword than this for him.

4. Gryphon

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  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Type: Saber
  • Grade: Unknown
  • Owner: Shanks
  • Debut: Episode 151, Chapter 234
  • Price: Unknown

Gryphon (aka Griffin) is a saber-type sword wielded by none other than the mighty Shanks. The grade of this sword is currently unknown but look at its bonkers stats. Despite being a simple-looking saber, Shanks used it in his clash against Whitebeard’s Murakumogiri and even against Akainu’s (one of the strongest devil fruit users) Magma Punch. It was able to withstand these thunderous attacks, which tells us a lot about this sword’s strength and incredible durability.

For a man like Shanks, it would be only right to have one of the strongest swords with a Supreme Grade or Great Grade sword. So, fingers crossed until we receive more information on this sword. Fun fact: the sword’s name was derived from the mythical beasts which are seen in South Blue.

5. Shodai Kitetsu

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  • Meaning: First Generation Ogre/ Oni Piercer
  • Type: Cursed Sword
  • Grade: Supreme Grade (Saijō Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Kitetsu (previously), Unknown (Currently)
  • Debut: –
  • Price: Unknown

Out of the three Kitetsu blades in One Piece, it has been confirmed that the Shodai Kitetsu is the best one out there. This sword is one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords, and to top it, it is also a cursed sword. As the grade speaks for itself, it is indeed a supremely powerful sword, making it to be one of the highest-quality swords ever produced in the pirate world. It was crafted by the swordsmiths of Kitetsu in Wano and its whereabouts are currently unknown.

We also have no official image of it but remember the Gandhi-lookalike among the Gorosei (Five Elders) in One Piece? He carries a sword and there is a mysterious connection here. Basically, whenever he appears on screen, he carries a sword with him, and that sword shares a striking resemblance to the other Kitetsu swords. Well, it would make sense for a powerful person like him to possess one of the greatest swords in existence. It is a famous headcanon among One Piece fans, and it is likely to be revealed soon.

6. Enma

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  • Meaning: Enma (Yama)
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Great Grade (Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Shimotsuki Kozaburo, Kozuki Oden, Kozuki Hiyori, Zoro (Currently)
  • Debut: Episode 955, Chapter 954
  • Price: Unknown

Enma is also one of the 21 Great Grade swords (and one of the strongest) presently in Zoro’s possession in One Piece. Prior to him, it was possessed by the legendary Kozuki Oden, who even used the Enma to slay Kaido. It is the only sword along with Ame no Habakiri, which has managed to leave a scar on Kaido. Oden’s daughter Kozuki Hiyori received the Enma, and she gave it to Zoro in exchange for the Shusui.

From that time, Zoro uses this blade to stir up trouble wherever he goes, and he caused a huge storm during the raid on Onigashima. The Enma is one of the greatest swords in the One Piece universe, and Kozaburo (who made the sword) considered it his best creation. Hiyori also referred to it as a respectable successor to Zoro’s Shusui. For the curious ones, learn about all the swords used by Zoro through the linked article.

It is a masterpiece of a sword that possesses massive power and incredible sharpness to cut through anything. This sword is said to be unpredictable and difficult to manage because of the abrupt and substantial discharge of the owner’s Armament (or Ryou) Haki. Zoro initially noticed this effect when practicing with the Enma, but he managed to get a good hold of it.

Nonetheless, Zoro was able to cut through a piece of an island with this blade at the beginning itself. And according to Sukiyaki, it has the potential to become a supreme-grade sword if Zoro ends up mastering it; making it a complete black sword.

7. Ame no Habakiri

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  • Meaning: Snake Slayer/Feathery Cutter of Heaven
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Great Grade (Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Kozuki Sukiyaki, Kozuki Oden, Kozuki Momonosuke
  • Debut: Episode 955, Chapter 954
  • Price: Unknown

After Oden’s demise, his two swords (as he was a dual sword wielder) Enma and Ame no Habakiri went to his kids Momonosuke and Hiyori. Alongside Enma, this is the only other sword to injure Kaido. It is one of 21 Great Grade swords and a higher-ranking one among them. While Enma is said to be able to “cut through the bottom of Hell,” Ame no Habakiri is capable of “slicing through the Heavens,”

Ame no Habakiri is undoubtedly one of the strongest swords to be created in the One Piece world. Its colossal power along with its insane sharpness makes it a masterpiece. It was able to clash against two of the 12 Supreme Grade swords, namely Ace and Murakumogiri. Oden was on a rampage with this sword as well as Enma, and his battles are a testament to the greatness of these swords.

8. Shusui

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  • Meaning: Autumn Water
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Great Grade (Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Shimotsuki Ryuma, Zoro (Returned to Wano Country now)
  • Debut: Episode 342, Chapter 448
  • Price: Unknown

Shusui is a black blade and belongs to one of the 21 Great Grade (Ō Wazamono) swords. This sword is revered as a holy Wano relic since it was originally held by the legendary “Sword God” Shimotsuki Ryuma of the Wano. Zoro used this sword as the Yubashiri sword’s replacement until Gyukimaru snatched it away in the Wano country arc (one of the best One Piece arcs).

Since the Enma was a national treasure that had been lost for years, Kozuki Hiyori offered her “Enma” as payment for Shusui. During the time Zoro carried this sword, it was indeed a powerful black sword capable of wreaking havoc everywhere. It is said that Ryuma even cut a dragon’s head with this very sword. Being a black blade, it is extremely durable and also has immense strength.

Gecko Moria took Ryuma’s body and his sword before going to Thriller Bark (one of the best pirate ships in One Piece). And that’s where Zoro engaged in combat with Ryuma’s zombie and prevailed. Ryuma was so impressed with Zoro’s swordplay that he decided to give him his powerful sword. After Zoro’s adventures with this sword, once Zoro agreed to Hiyori’s proposal, the Shusui sword was ultimately sent directly to its rightful owner, Ryuma’s tomb.

9. Wado Ichimonji

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  • Meaning: Straight Line through the Path of Harmony or Harmony Path Beeline
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Great Grade (Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Shimotsuki Kozaburo, Koushirou, Kuina, Zoro
  • Debut: Episode 2, Chapter 5
  • Price: 10,000,000+ Berries

Zoro’s childhood friend Kuina, a woman who often defeated him at the dojo, had this sword before Zoro. Furthermore, Zoro acquired the Wado Ichimonji from Kuina’s father Koushirou after Kuina’s unfortunate demise. From that day onwards, Zoro made a pledge to himself; aiming to become the greatest swordsman in the One Piece world.

As a result, Zoro’s collection of swords has always included the great Wado Ichimonji since the beginning. The sword rightfully belongs in the 21 Great Grade Meito (21 Great Grade Swords). If you are wondering who made this sword, Shimotsuki Kozaburo (Kuina’s grandpa) is the one who crafted it.

As already revealed in the anime, only this sword was resistant to Mihawk’s Supreme-grade Yoru blade attacks. Wado Ichimonji is the most important blade in Zoro’s collection, and he would never give it up. Hence, Zoro will probably keep this sword till the end of his journey. So, without a doubt, Wado Ichimonji is one of the strongest swords in One Piece, and even Tashigi calls it a “magnificent katana of the highest caliber.”

10. Nidai Kitetsu

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  • Meaning: Demon Piercer the Second
  • Type: Katana, Cursed Sword
  • Grade: Great Grade (Ō Wazamono)
  • Owners: Kotetsu, Kozuki Sukiyaki
  • Debut: Episode 897, Chapter 912
  • Price: Unknown

Remember the time when Luffy took up a sword and tried to be a swordsman in the Wano nation? Well, it was the Nidai Kitetsu sword he carried with him the whole time. It was the second sword in the Kitetsu series and was in the possession of Kozuki Sukiyaki. Nidai Kitetsu is one of the 21 Great Grade swords and that accounts for its great strength and superior sharpness. It’s even considered to be on par with swords like Enma, Ame no Habakiri, etc.

It was created by Kotetsu and passed on through generations. Now, it is safe in the hands of Sukiyaki. We are excited to find out who will get this sword during the end game, or will it remain idle in the hands of Sukiyaki? Only time will give us that answer.

11. Napolean

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  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Type: Various Types
  • Grade: Unknown
  • Owner: Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)
  • Debut: Episode 571, Chapter 651
  • Price: Unknown

Big Mom’s sword is known as the Napolean. Technically, it is not a sword, it is a homie created from the soul fragment of Big Mom herself. This homie can take up the form of a sword and aids in combat. What’s so special about this sword is the fact that it can take up the form of any sword in existence. For example, Napolean can become a longsword or a cutlass as per the situation. Furthermore, the sword can also attack its own without the user and is also seen being wielded by Big Mom on various occasions.

It is a special type of sword we have seen and is one of the strongest swords in One Piece. So even though we don’t know about the grade of this sword, it deserves a place on our list. Big Mom’s battle against the worst generation of Pirates just recently reached its conclusion in the Wano arc, so it’s doubtful that we will see this sword in action anytime soon.

12. Raiu

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  • Meaning: Thunderstorm
  • Type: Nodachi
  • Grade: Unknown
  • Owner: Shiryu
  • Debut: Episode 444, Chapter 542
  • Price: Unknown

Shiryu of the Rain is one of the members of the Blackbeard Pirates and his menacing powers are further augmented by this Raiu sword. Raiu is a simplistic sword, but the skills of Shiryu along with his devil fruit powers make this one of the strongest swords in the world of One Piece. Shiryu can perform his quick moves swiftly and clear the opponents in his way.

Other powers and abilities of this sword are currently unknown. But it is mentioned that it is difficult to handle this sword and it has been bathed in the blood of many people. Blackbeard Pirates are growing strong at a rapid rate and Shiryu will become an opponent to the ever-loved Straw Hat Pirate Zoro in the future.

13. Yubashiri

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  • Meaning: Snow Run, Snow Chaser
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Skillful Grade Blades (Ryō Wazamono)
  • Owners: IpponmatsuZoro
  • Debut: Episode 49, Chapter 97
  • Price: Unknown

One of the 50 skillful Grade Blades (superior swords) in One Piece is the Yubashiri. The Ipponmatsu family has had this sword for many years. Ipponmatsu made the decision to pass this blade down to Zoro for free after being impressed by his skill with a sword and his good fortune with the Sandai Kitetsu.

The Yubashiri was light and sharp enough to easily pierce a Sea Train carriage and was praised by Zoro for being a simple sword that was easy to use. Given it’s extremely lightweight, one should not mistake it for a weak sword. It was indeed a stronger one and one could take advantage of its light build and land fast attacks.

Even though this sword seems fantastic, Zoro didn’t have it for long. Unfortunately, Shu, a marine commander, destroyed it in the Enies Lobby arc. Shu boasts the Rust-Rust devil fruit powers, which gives him the ability to rust and harm whatever he came in contact with. As Zoro challenged him to a duel, Shu immediately used the abilities of his devil fruit to destroy the Yubashiri sword. This sword was laid to rest at the Rumbar Pirates’ graveyard on Thriller Bark. It’s sad to see such a good sword have an unfortunate ending.

14. Sandai Kitetsu

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  • Meaning: Oni Piercer or Third Generation Ogre
  • Type: Katana, Cursed Sword
  • Grade: Grade Blades (Wazamono)
  • Owners: Kozuki Sukiyaki, Ipponmatsu, Zoro
  • Debut: Episode 49, Chapter 97
  • Price: 1,000,000+ Berries

Sandai Kitetsu is the weakest sword among the other Kitesu swords. It is currently owned by Zoro. Compared to his other swords, Sandai Kitetsu (Kitetsu III) is rated as a grade blade (Wazamono), a grade lesser than his other swords as well as the other 2 Kitetsu swords. This sword was created by renowned Wano country wordsmith Kozuki Sukiyaki.

Zoro received this blade and the Yubashiri sword for free after impressing the weapons dealer Ipponmatsu in Logue Town. According to Zoro, this sword is said to be cursed (like all other Kitetsu swords) and would cause its possessor tragic death.

Even as a low-grade sword, it is one of the best in its class and was powerful enough. With Zoro’s swordsmanship skills, it elevated even further. The story of how Zoro got this sword is as follows: Zoro threw the cursed sword into the air while holding his arm out, trying his luck. He intended to test the sword’s ability to sever his arm. Yet in the end, Zoro triumphed, thanks to his good fortune, as the blade fell harmlessly on the ground.

This sword is considered to be a “Problem Child” by Zoro as the sharpness and bloodthirst of the Sandai Kitetsu are rather remarkable. Furthermore, Zoro has mastered using this sword and it proved its worth in his battle against Kaido and King recently.

15. Kashu

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  • Meaning: Flower Province
  • Type: Katana
  • Grade: Skillful Grade (Ryo Wazamono)
  • Owners: Mr.11 (Previously), Tashigi (Currently)
  • Debut: Episode 79, Chapter 128
  • Price: Unknown

After Mr. 11 lost his battle against Tashigi of the Marines, the great Kashu sword came into the possession of Tashigi. It is one of the 50 skillful Grade swords and that’s already a statement about its power and abilities. Other than that, no other information on this sword is available at the moment. Nevertheless, it is one of the strongest swords we have seen in One Piece based on its grade. We hope to see more of this sword’s power along with Tashigi.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 3 strongest swords in One Piece?

Currently, the top three strongest swords in One Piece are Yoru, Ace, and Murakumogiri.

Which is Zoro’s strongest sword?

Enma is the strongest sword possessed by Zoro of the Straw Hat Pirates right now.

What is Zoro’s weakest sword?

Sandai Kitetsu has to be the weakest sword Zoro has used until now in the One Piece manga and anime.

Who is the 1 strongest swordsman in One Piece?

Dracule Mihawk is undoubtedly the world’s greatest swordsman in One Piece right now. But this can change in the future if Zoro wins everything and achieves his dream.

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