They are just variations of blades----I suggest that you ask the folks your wanting to buy from to explain the pros/cons if any of the various designs.
See what they say then comapre the answers to other sources.
I hear good things about swordstore......if we are talking about the same place, but I have never bought from them so I have no hands on info.
Question---why are you looking at high/higher end blades?
If your new to swords arts such things are rarely needed---by the time your ready to need to spend thousands or dollers on a blade you usually have a pretty good idea of what the various terms indicate---and why.
If I were you I'd ask my teacher what kind of blade I needed and what they would suggest.
Maybe you already have?????
Most new people to swords find relatively inexpensive iaito (either unsharpend steel or zinc-alloy that can't be sharpened) to be quite serviceable for their needs---talking maybe $200-$500 range instead of thousands here.
Work just fine for most people and most practice.
Again, what does your teacher suggest and why???
in that u are right, and my teacher suggest to wait untill i have learn to handel a wooden first.
when i have done that he is going me to learn the difrend kinds of katana's.
but some time i am a litel inpaitaince so i wanted to buy 1 to know how a real 1 feels like.
Go look up Richard Stein's Japanese Sword Index on Google. There's a lot of great information about Japanese swords there.
And please, please, please, don't resurrect threads that have been dead for more than 6 months.
and why not,i had somthing like the same quastion, why make a new 1 when there is alredy 1 about it.
thanks for your helps guys.
Edited by jurre (01/13/08 02:10 AM)
thanks for your help