Roronoa Zoro one of the strongest Straw hat and an excellent swordsman and one of the Supernova’s. His dream is to become the greatest swordsman of the world and he sure is pushing him towards it strongly. As a swordsman he uses three sword style to fight which is a rare style, though he even fight with two or one sword.
Throughout Zoro’s journey he lost some sword in fights and found new sword or given. Back in the days when the haki concept was not introduced Zoro had to lose great sword due to certain devil fruit power, as now he can embed Armament Haki with the sword and fight without fear of cracking or damaging the sword.
This post orient around all he sword of Zoro that he has or had in his journey so lets begin the count.
Wado Ichimonji is one of the 21 O Wazamono grade sword formally belonging to Kuine and her family, after Kuine’s tragic death Zoro asked his master/Kuine’s father to give him that sword. The sword has White hilt and circular guard with a white colored sheath, its a straight sword. Zoro holds it his mouth for his Santoryu( three sword style were wielder uses three swords). Prior to timeskip Ichimonji was Zoro’ prime choice for Ittoryu(one sword technique ) in a fight. Wado Ichimonji has proven that it is no ordinary sword surviving against Dracul Mihawks attack, whereas Zoro’s other two blades were broken in that encounter. Till date that sword is with Zoro.
Sandai Kitetsu is one of the Wazamono Grade Sword that Swords that Zoro got from the Ipponmatsu as the gesture of respect with another sword Yubashiri in Loguetown. Kitestsu was placed in the barrel of cheap swords which Zoro recognized as asked for it but the shop owner refused to sell it as it was a cursed sword that would kill their wielder. Zoro on his sheer luck thrown that sword in the air above his arm, which actually didn’t cut Zoro’s arm, which led him to acquiring that sword. This sword has a mystery and said to be cursed. Its a curved sword with white edge and a distinct flame like appearance on blade.
3.Yubashiri ( destroyed )
Yubashiri is one of the 50 Ryo Wazamono Grade Swords its quality is higher then Wazamono grade but lower then 21 O Wazamono grade swords. Zoro got it from the shop owner as it was the best sword in the shop in Loguetown. Unfortunately it didn’t got that far in the journey with Zoro as it was destroyed in the Enni’s Lobby arc, on the bridge of Hesitation while fighting with one of the marine Shu without Zoro’s knowledge, Zoro fought the Shu who had the devil fruit power to rust metal as the marine got hold of the sword and instantlly rusted it and turned it into dust. Later Zoro replaced it with Shusui which had got from Ryuma in Thriller Bark island arc. Its a long Katana with black handle and a cross shaped guard, with a black colored sheath, its a normal looking sword and light weight.
Shusui another, one of the 21 O Wazamono grade swords Zoro carries. Shusui originally belonged to Ryuma who was the Samurai from country of Wano. Shusui is considered as the National treasure of Wano country. In Thriller Bark arc Ryuma was Zombified and placed with brook’s shadow. Zoro fought with Ryuma and defeated Ryuma which lead to Ryuma giving tha sword to Zoro. Its a black colored sword with a flower likes shaped guard.
At the beginning Zoro had thre swords one being the Wado Ichimonji and 2 regular Katana’s. This Katana were destroyed by Dracul Mihawk.
though I didn’t considered the other swords that Zoro used under circumtances where he didn’t had any sword to use making him to borrow them.
I Don’t think there will be any further need for Zoro to ever replace his sword because now he can use Armament Haki which he can embed with his sword making them invincible to breaking or damaging.
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