Re: Bokken, Jo, Sword?
Don't get any crap dull aluminum iaido sword. Why would you?
Take a look a the Paul Chen Practical Plus. It's price has gone up a bit, but it is still a good value. It is by no means a fine sword, but I have never had any problems cutting with it and most average people who see it are very impressed.
I think a sword can only be considered beautiful if it can cut.