I've been bitten by the Kendo bug. I've been doing it for a few months now and I feel it's time I got myself a real blade.
However, I don't want a wallhanger. I want something that can cut. Fortunately Cheness focuses on quality cutting-blades available for less than 300USD.
I was really impressed by their "Shura". I've read a lot of really good reviews, especially the one at sword-buyers-guide and the destruction test at RS knives.
Living in South Africa, I knew there would be some problems getting it shipped here. So I decided to purchase it through Paul from sword-buyers-guide. I am very thankful to Paul for going out of his way to help me. His customer support is excellent.
The sword is now on its way. Hopefully it will get here safely.