Very little is known about Shodai Kitetsu's capabilities. However, to be one of the twelve finest swords in the world means it is very strong and is in the same class as Mihawk's Yoru.
Like all of the swords crafted by Kitetsu, this one is said to be cursed, and will bring a horrible death upon to all of its owners.
- It seems from their names and classification, the Kitetsu were made weaker with each new sword. Being the highest grade of the three swords, Shodai Kitetsu is the strongest of all the Kitetsu swords. Its name also indicates it was the first of the three to be made.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 and Episode 49, Ippon-Matsu explains the three swords Kitetsu crafted.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 (p. 13) and Episode 49, Tashigi explains the ranking of the Kitetsu swords.