The katana are made from hard steel which is folded and hammered for how many times that where it gets its sharply edge. This folding process is improving its strength of the steel and has several advantages. The sword by itself is a work of art.
The advantage of a katana is that you can get the first stroke in immediately. The reason why katana were made with the blade fronting up is so that the user wearer can draw the sword and cut and attack in same motion.
Katana UK are a good sword wherein it is the weird combination of Excalibur and light saber. But the katana are intended to be used with draw cut, means the blade can slices which delivers a truly fearsome cut to unarmoured bodies. Also katana is a thick blade with a sharply cutting edge and it is very resilient.
The Japanese Katana VS. The European Longsword
The prices of the samurai swords this day are too much to account for, even though a broken sword by sword smith merits beyond a primeval blade of mediocre quality. Sharp blades that had been made by known swords smiths are now kept in museums and considered national treasures. They are considered priceless. The other portions of the sword also contribute to the whole and are also priceless by nature.
Among the most valuable swords in history is known as the tsuba where it has a pretty hand guard carefully handcrafted and decorated. The hand guard of these swords carries more value than the blade itself. A craftwork like the tsuba is very expensive in these modern days.
Decorative pieces attached to the sword add up to its value. If the missing guard or any decor will get missing the price of the sword will lose 10% of the price. A sword with scabbard will decreased dramatically 30%. Antique swords can be purchased for a hundred dollars.