Uncle Bill has been tempting me over email about 30" Sirupatis. I just told him that I was actually looking for something more in the 20" range, as I would be using it for martial arts and not trail clearing.
What is the general consensus about 30-inchers as weapons? What I think I've gleaned is that they're more tools than weapons...the are a bit "slow."
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert Heinlein