Hey everyone. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced entry level straight sword capable of cutting soft targets. (pool noodes, etc...) . It's pretty easy to find an entry level katan for 250-400 it seems. But I haven't had any luck at all finding a straight single sided blade around that price... They all seem to be cheap (read less than 100) Or over 1000. I do Korean Martial arts and have been practicing with a bokken and an equivilent of an iaito but straight. And am wanting to start getting into the cutting aspect of it... Anyone know of a place that sells them? Thanks!