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Kiribachi is a gigantic sword wielded by Arlong.[2]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kiribachi is a giant black pole with six saw-toothed patterned black blades, resembling a shark's saw-like teeth.[1] Its handle is that of a katana's, but has no guard.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

During his time as a member of the Sun Pirates, Arlong would use it extensively to attack Marines, even threatening to kill them if Fisher Tiger and Jinbe had not stopped him.[4][5]

East Blue Saga[edit | edit source]

Arlong Park Arc[edit | edit source]

However, by the time he reached East Blue, the sword was no longer Arlong's main weapon of choice, but merely as a final resort against powerful opponents. He placed the blade on the wall within the armory room of Arlong Park, until he pulled it out during his duel against Monkey D. Luffy. Several of its blades were broken by Luffy during their battle inside the Arlong Park.[6]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The sheer size of the sword is quite enough to overwhelm an ordinary opponent. Also, the multiple blades means one or two broken teeth will not render the sword completely useless.[7]

Combined with Arlong's natural-born strength, the blade can cause massive devastation. He has shown to swing Kiribachi in a frenzied manner, and perform consecutive somersaulting slashes within the manner of a buzz saw.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 92 (p. 13) and Episode 42, Nami reveals Arlong's sword's name.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 92 (p. 12-13) and Episode 42, Arlong takes his Kiribachi out of his armory room.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 92 (p. 12) and Episode 42, Kiribachi is seen as Arlong takes it out of his armory room.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 621 (p. 16-17) and Episode 541, Arlong uses Kiribachi to fight against Marines.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 622 (p. 9) and Episode 541.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 92 (p. 12-19) and Episode 42, Arlong uses Kiribachi against Luffy, who proceeds to break the blades.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 93 (p. 7-8) and Episode 43, Arlong continues to use the partly broken Kiribachi to fight against Luffy.

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