Why? I'm actually asking here… what is the purpose of this thread? Are you just curious as to people's preference? Surely that'll be dictated by the persons experiences and training background… for those who don't have experience are only basing their answers on imagination… besides which, the weapon doesn't maketh the man… or the warrior… If it is simple curiosity, that's cool… but I would probably have put this in the "General" section… this area is more about sword arts themselves, so will typically garner answers from that perspective (a popularity poll isn't going to be overtly successful). That said, my focus has always been Japanese sword arts… so… I don't know… what's option 5?