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Shodai Kitetsu is one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords. Like all the three Kitetsu swords, this one is said to be cursed.[2]


As one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords, Shodai Kitetsu is among the strongest, highest-quality swords ever smithed, on par with the likes of Dracule Mihawk's Black Sword, Yoru, and Whitebeard's Murakumogiri.[1]

Yet, like the other Kitetsu swords, the Shodai is supposedly cursed so that it will bring a horrible death upon whoever wields it.[2]


  • It seems that the Kitetsu came to be weaker with each new sword. Being the highest grade of the three, Shodai Kitetsu is not only the first of the swords but the strongest.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 (p. 13) and Episode 49, Tashigi explains the ranking of the Kitetsu swords, thereby mentioning the Shodai.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 (p. 13-14) and Episode 49, The Kitetsu swords are explained by Ipponmatsu.

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