Greetings! I am new to the forums (first post, actually), so, hi! I am taking kenjutsu. I have always wanted to learn the sword, and I now have the means to peruse this Way. I will need to purchase a shinken (live blade) at some point, and I am looking at the Paul Chen Tori katana. However, I am a little confused. What exactly is the functional difference between the Elite Blade and the XL Blade aside from size? All of the reviews I have been able to find on YouTube of people performing tameshigiri all seem to be using the XL blade for the Tori. Is it preference? Does one actually cut better than the other? The internet is failing me here.