Swordsmen is an individual trained in the art of the sword. Swordsmen seek to hone their skills with their own blades and collect the Meito.
Rather then being their own occupation, Swordsmen normally blend with other jobs throughout the world. Nearly every crew and organization has a swordsman in it. A skilled swordsman is a valuable asset to a crew, and swordsmen are often found in positions of high respect, such as a first mate or even the captain. True Sswordsmen normally have their own aspiration to become stronger and collect more legendary swords such as the Meito.
There are two types of Swordsman that are generalized in the World, power types and speed types. Power types overwhelm and dominate their opponents with well place techniques and strength while Speed types search to wait until their is an oppening then strike swiftly. There are a number of sword styles used by Swordsman across the sea's including the use of two or even more swords at a time. While this can be an indication of how powerful a swordsman is, there are exceptions.
Currently Sea Scabbard Carla holds the title of "Worlds Strongest Swordsmen". As the name clearly states, this title is given to the one individual who is considered the strongest swordsmen in the world.
Hakairyoku (破壊力, lit. Power of Destruction) is a product of immense power and skill that can be achieved by extremely skilled Swordsmen. It is said to be achieved through intense training and experience in swordplay. Users of this power can channel their energy through their swords and bodies that maximizes their potential with a blade. Users of Hakairyoku are able to:
- Lifting heavy objects or moving and reacting at incredible speeds.
- Cutting things that are usually harder than the sword itself, such as certain types of stone or even steel. The substance usually splits apart a few moments after being cut.
- Transferring the force of a cut over a distance by swinging the sword at high speed, creating a "vacuum blade" of compressed air; or by simply creating strong winds with sword blows.
- Cutting objects that are thicker than the length of the sword, such as buildings or ships.