While searching for new swords to replace the ones shattered by Dracule Mihawk, Roronoa Zoro meets a woman named Tashigi, who looks like an older version of his lost childhood friend Kuina, who then helps him look for new swords and gives Zoro advice on what swords would be best for him.
Smoker goes to the plaza where Roger was executed to intercept Luffy; when he arrives the pirate is climbing the structure. The two men start to fight but Luffy, because of his dumbness, throws himself away and lands very far. After that he decides to sleep because he feels tired.
At the same time Zoro follows Tashigi, who thinks that the boy has no money to live. She offers him to work at the local marine base to earn something and Zoro can not refuse it; while cleaning, Zoro observes her trainings. Suddenly he's found by two marines, but he defeats them and runs away from that place. He reaches a weapons shop and enters. The owner of the shop, noticing the Wado Ichimonji, tries to buy it at a very low price.
In that moment Tashigi enters the shop to get back her sword, which has been repaired by the man, and she tells Zoro the true value of his sword, angering the man. Tashigi then helps Zoro in looking for two new swords among the cheaper ones. They found the Sandai Kitetsu, a good sword, but the owner says that it's a cursed blade. Zoro, not scared at all, decides to test his luck against it. He throws the sword in mid-air and extends his arm but the Sandai Kitetsu, falling, misses it. The shop owner, impressed by his courage, gives him his best sword Yubashiri as a present.
Luffy wakes up and decides to go once again to the gallows, while Buggy's crew and the marines are still hunting him.