Re: A warning! Not the chen swords!
I wouldn't buy the PPK myself...I did buy a shinto model Paul Chen katana, on the recommendation of a sword instructor (all his beginners buy that model or better), and I like it. It cuts wara just fine. I'm not qualified enough to say more than that. Sword forum or bugei's forum are the best places just now to ask, and e-budo when it comes back up is another good place to check.