Do you know anything about ZhiSword?
QUESTION: I plan to buy a sword there for it's build and beauty instead of just build.
They seem to have a vast selection, but the prices vary so much. They are almost all claimed to be made of high carbon steel, brass fittings, and machine sharpened.
Thought you might know.
ANSWER: Their swords are 'not bad', and definitely a reasonable choice for a personalized sword at a fraction of the normal price.
Quality is nothing amazing, personally if I was after a more custom sword I would take a Cheness and have it remounted by someone like Brian Drier or Aaron Justice.
Still, they fit a niche in the market rather well. Just not really my cup of tea...