Jørgen Jakob Friis
I would NEVER recommend ANYBODY to buy a live blade without extensive training under a competent instructor.
That was what I was responding to.
Each person buys a sword for their own personal reasons and not everyone buys one to train with it even if it is a relatively inexpensive modern made reproduction. I'm doing a very nice piece right now for a retired disabled veteran who has always wanted a sword. I touched up another sword, modern reproduction, for a guy who simply could never afford a nicer piece and again, always wanted one. He has it on display in his house and is quite proud of it.