Thank you WLE for having excellent product selection at a fair pricing.
And thanks to you guys in the forums in advance, I've browsed through for a couple weeks and read quite a few intelligent and meaningful martial arts posts before deciding to join.
I've recently stepped back into studying kung fu and have been looking through a few of the WLE broadswords on the online catalogue.
I DO NOT want a wushu performance weapon.
I DO NOT want something that will flap around as I swing it.
I would like a heavier, more traditional weapon.
I would like something with a guard that could actually take a block.
I would like a realistic, balanced, and effective item, that if sharpened could be used as its ancient purpose was intended, in the very unlikely event of a zombie apocalypse or home invasion.
It comes down to:
w451 (seems to be the most balanced and cost effective with an amazing blade contruction.)
2063-GT (stylish and elegant, but the handle seems too short. I'm loving the black coloring and the actual steel fittings, it matches my schools surcoat.)
1011GT (one of the more traditional looking ones with a classical finish and sturdy looking scabbard)
I would love to hear your recommendations, and possibly consumer experiences with these items.
Also, i wouldn't mind seeing a combat steel nandao, since i study a southern style.
It is better to unlock a door than to crash through it.