Selecting a katana will not be a thing that the average person will normally do, unless of course you are a martial artist. Today we use swords mainly for practice in the martial arts, to improve our timing and our styles ancient techniques. Varieties of Swords: In general there are actually 2 types that you must look into when considering a sword. To begin with, you’ll find functional swords. Functional swords are typically used for practice in a dojo where one can practice some of the ancient sword techniques. It can be a samurai sword, kung fu broad sword or the Chinese straight sword. Typically they are made of aluminum or steel and are typically unsharpened. Lastly are the decorative swords that can be used for display in the home or dojo. They have much more detail and colors.

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