|Literal Meaning:||Snow Run
Snow Chaser (Viz)
|First Appearance:||Chapter 97; Episode 49|
|Owner(s):||Ippon-Matsu → Roronoa Zoro → Destroyed|
Yubashiri was one of the fifty Ryo Wazamono grade (called Skillful Grade in the Viz edition) swords. Roronoa Zoro obtained this sword for free from a sword shop owner. The sword was a family heirloom and the best sword in the shop, in Loguetown. Ippon-Matsu gave it to Zoro after he saw the skill and courage that Zoro showed in testing the curse of Sandai Kitetsu.
Yubashiri was a long katana with a black handle. It had a cross-shaped guard and a black lacquered sheath. The blade itself was normal in appearance and its pattern was midareba or irregular pattern. It was considered to be a very light sword. Though mostly black, the sheath and the handle both had thin yet elaborate gold designs on them.
Zoro obtained it in Loguetown for free but it was destroyed via rusting by Shu in the battle against the Marines' captains and commanders on the Bridge of Hesitation at Enies Lobby. The sword was last seen when Zoro leaves it at the burial site of the Rumbar Pirates on Thriller Bark, and was replaced by Shusui, which Zoro took from Ryuma after defeating him.
Yubashiri was an extremely light, strong, sword and Zoro remarked that it was a "nice katana" after seeing how easy it was to use. Its light weight allowed fast actions and reflexes, while maintaining its sharpness for cutting power.
When used by Zoro, Yubashiri was one of the three swords for his Santoryu style and it was typically used along with Sandai Kitetsu in his Nitoryu techniques. When the sword was destroyed, Zoro replaced it with Shusui.
When Sogeking accidentally locked himself with Zoro's right hand with a kairoseki handcuff, Zoro had to improvise and combined Yubashiri with Sogeking to create the "Hana Arashi sword" (a pun on Sogeking's long nose), by having Sogeking hold the sword and then using Sogeking as the hilt. Sogeking claimed that it made him dizzy when Zoro executed his attacks. Zoro went back to using the sword normally when the two managed to get the cuffs off.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 and Episode 49, Ippon-Matsu describes Yubashiri, and gives it to Zoro for free.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 426 and Episode 309, Shu uses his Devil Fruit's ability to destroy it by rust.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 489 and Episode 381, Zoro places Yubashiri on Thriller Bark to rest in peace.