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Nidai Kitetsu is one of the 21 Great Grade swords. Like the other Kitetsu swords, it is said to be a "Cursed Sword".[2]


Nidai Kitetsu Manga Color Scheme

Nidai Kitetsu's color scheme in the manga.

Nidai Kitetsu is a moderately curved katana with a light purple edge and a distinct blue hamon that has the appearance of flames. Its tsuba is gold and shaped like a rounded cross pattée. The hilt is wrapped purple.

The sheath of the sword has a deep purple and pale purple stripe and continues the design of the hilt, having two gold clasps in short succession around its middle which is a white wrapping, and the kojiri end cap also being gold.


As one of the 21 Great Grade swords, Nidai Kitetsu is among the finest blades in the world, being the second strongest of the Kitetsu swords with extraordinary sharpness and strength, on par with legendary swords Wado Ichimonji, Shusui, Enma, and Ame no Habakiri. In the anime, Luffy managed to use it to cleanly cut through multiple swords with great ease despite his lack of skills.[3]

Like all of the swords crafted by members of the Kitetsu school, this one is said to be cursed and will bring a horrible death to all of its owners.[2]



Nidai Kitetsu was crafted by Kotetsu, the ancestor of Kozuki Sukiyaki.[1]

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It had been in the possession of Sukiyaki until Luffy borrowed it when he took Tama to a doctor.[1] Upon seeing it, Zoro became interested and repeatedly requested Luffy to let him see it up close. The opportunity, however, never came as Luffy and Zoro were forced to face Basil Hawkins, in which Luffy casually threw aside the scabbard (much to Zoro's chagrin) in preparation to fight (in which he simply threw a punch with the sword in hand).[4] Later, Luffy was too distracted by Tama's departure to hear Zoro's request.[5]

After Luffy was defeated by Kaidou, Nidai Kitetsu was presumably confiscated by the Beasts Pirates and was at Udon. After the take over at Udon, the sword was retrieved by Kikunojo and returned to Sukiyaki, at which point Zoro was able to receive confirmation that it is indeed a Meito.


Nidai Kitetsu Initial Manga Color Scheme

Nidai Kitetsu's initial color scheme, with a blue samegawa.

  • It seems from their names and classifications, the Kitetsu were made weaker with each new sword. Nidai Kitetsu was the second to be made. It is graded in the Great Grade making it the middle of the three swords in terms of strength.
  • The handle and sheath is shaped in the exact same style as Sandai Kitetsu, most likely due to Sukiyaki imitating the design of his ancestor's masterpiece while crafting Sandai Kitetsu.
  • Its samegawa was colored blue on the cover of Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 47, but was later shown to be purple on the cover of Volume 91 and on the cover of Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 17.
  • In the anime, when Luffy first found Nidai Kitetsu, he actually detected it with Kenbunshoku Haki.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 912 (p. 9) and Episode 897.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 and Episode 49, Ipponmatsu talks about the cursed Kitetsu swords.
  3. One Piece Anime — Episode 898, Luffy fight Hawkins' men.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 913 (p. 3-4) and Episode 898, Luffy and Zoro fight Hawkins and the Beasts Pirates.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 919 (p. 2) and Episode 908.
  6. One Piece Anime — Episode 897.

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