Have any of you purchased a sword from Aoi Budogu?
And to answer your question directly, no I've not purchased from them but I know a lot of people who have. Most have been quite happy with what they got. But there are a lot of choices out there as others have already noted. And if you are new to it you'll likely find that what you like 3 years from now may be different. So buy accordingly... And budget accordingly.