Not sure how to take that. I specifically instructed the OP to study and learn before spending his money again. Aside from years of study, the advise or guidance of someone with experience in the field can be of great benefit when looking to purchase a genuine Nihonto. I have studied Nihonto for 25+ years, owned literally hundreds of genuine Japanese swords and was mentored by some of the best outside Japan. Mentors such as Dean Hartley Jr. and Dr. T.C. Ford, both now deceased, owned extensive collections and shared their knowledge with me unselfishly over many years. In turn I have shared my knowledge with others and helped many first time buyers with finding a genuine Nihonto that fits their budget. Are there some recommended sources here for Nihonto? I am not aware of any. There are modern knife makers, dealers, etc., but no one who deals in genuine Nihonto (that I have seen).