Just so you don't think that the Tai Chi Snob has become a Sword Snob I thought I'd show you what I just ordered. I did a lot of research (in other words, browsing ebay) and read some blogs and the comments in some of the facebook Taiji groups. One blog I found very helpful was "Buying a Taiji Sword" where he talks about deciding on, guess what? ---the very same sword I just ordered! It's very rewarding to have your conclusions justified by someone else's logic. I ordered an Adam Hsu series Taiji practice sword made by Paul Chen.It looks like this:
I guess that's Adam Hsu in the picture. This is not a really traditional looking sword, although it was designed by a martial arts guy who knows what it's supposed to do when you swing it (sing... yes, sing!) More about swords later, I have to go cut the grass.