In regards to Paul Chen swords, the Practical series I would stay away from. The mid range Paul Chen line is decent enough for beginners. The high end Paul Chen line and the line he makes exclusively for Bugei www.bugei.com
are the ones that are best choices in regards to choosing a Paul Chen blade. Bugei line being top choice for Paul Chen.
Last Legend is good too. I would suggest any mid range to high end for Last Legend as well.
In the world of Japanese swords, you really do get what you pay for. The Practical line of Paul Chen is under $400.00. Not ideal for serious Japanese sword art practice.
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