After doing this for 17 years, I decided to invest in upgrading some of my older weapons. I have been using old swords that I bought early on. And before I knew how to properly take care of them. While I try to buy from my school most of the time, so that I support them, I want to explore some slight upgrades. Maybe a little more choice as far as hilt design and all. So I have been looking on Amazon and some other places. But I feel overwhelmed on the types of metal. I pulled up an old article on here that helped some, but not enough. I want to get a traditional Broadsword, Gim, and Sber over the next year or two. It can't be the flimsy wushu metal. It has to be unsharpened. I don't want to worry about cutting myself when practicing. What do you all look for? What do you avoid? Damascus, Carbon, Stainless, Spring............I feel overwhelmed! A lot of swords out there that say practice swords are stainless steel nowadays. The article said they are brittle. But honestly, I am only doing forms with them, so does that matter? I do want that Ging snap, but again, not the flimsy wushu. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!