I’m in the process of saving up for a good functional sword. I’d like to spend under a grand, but the time frame in which I’m going to buy this hasn’t been chosen yet. I’ve been doing my research and I learned so far that I want a sword that is REAL CARBON STEEL, HAS BEEN HEAT TREATED, AND HAD A FULL TANG ( the piece that holds the blade to the handle). I watched a funny video on youtube of a cheap replica on the home shopping network.
I’m looking to buy a Japanese sword..not sure which one yet. I wanted to get other people’s perspective on where to go to purchase a FUNCTIONAL sword. Not one that will break when I swing it once at full speed. I want it to be a sweet centerpiece for my living/bedroom, but when the time comes that I need it, I NEED it to work.
I’ve already purchased a sweet 18′ machete with a serrated edge on the opposite side made of carbon steel.