Re: Research on Japanese swords
How do you like a Cold Steel Chisa Katana, if I had to stay in that price range? I also like the P.C. Orchid Katana, which is apparently made of powdered steel, machine forged and folded, differentially tempered, etc. but I thought I should get some expert opinions before I made a decision.
I'd love to have an ancient one, and I liked what you said about it already having lasted. But I don't have the money or expertise to get the right one for the right price yet. Plus I know how guilty I'd feel if I somehow damaged it.