by Philip Allwood
QUESTION: I just heard about Thaitsuki Nihonto and asked myself, if it's really possible to get a traditional japanese katana for a price less then 1000$. I saw swords of thaitsuki in a German sword shop and they looked well made. I read reviews that said, these swords peform like real katanas when it comes to cut traditional targets. They shall even handle a tatami with 17 inch diameter with ease.
I just wanted to ask, if you have any experience with these swords and if there's a possibility to get a review of them.
ANSWER: Hi Philip,
I am not terribly impressed by these swords... For the money, it is possible to do a lot better - but FYI, I think the information that mirrors my own info on these swords can be found here on Sword Forum International...
Not exactly glowing recommendations either... :-(