posted on May, 13 2009 @ 02:43 PM
It's a great idea to get a Katana. You just picked a bad one.
I would honestly reccomend you send that Katana, a stainless steel blade of that size will be of no use to you in a fight.
If you want a good choice get something from Cold Steel. They are mass produced, heavy, and hardly expertly made.. But they are tough enough and sharp
enough to withstand a fight (That depends on the opponents weapon. Never lock the edge of the blades!)
If you want something light, and strong enough to slice a human in half.. Get a Shinto Katana from Paul Chen/Hanwei
If you don't want something big, get a wakizashi..
Or if you want to opt for simple and strong, get a Kabar, SOG, Glock, or any other reputable companies combat knife.
I personally have a straight edged Kabar, and a Shinto Katana for my edged weapons.
First rule of thumb when buying swords; Unless it's a hanger, never get stainless. Always get Carbon steel. If it doesn't specify what it's made
of. Don't buy it.
[edit on 13-5-2009 by Miraj]