I used to own some Last Legend Katanas/wakizashis, a Tsunami katana/wak combo, a Yashima, but have recently sold them.
I still have these for sale:
(I know, not a FS thread, but I do own these)
It's the Last Legend ProSword 908IS set, Sandwich construction with the inner layer made of T10 high carbon steel, and the outer layers made of SI65 steel.
It's got the katana, wakizashi and a case with cleaning kit.
I have not cut anything with it, all I did when I got them was take them out, wipe the blades down with some choji and rice paper, and take pics. but my experience with Last Legend stuff is that they are quality swords. They cut nice, and are weighted just right.http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8562/dsc02832ut6.jpg
Kat - 28 inch blade with Bo Hi, Wak - 19 inch blade w/ BoHi
11 inch handle, black cotton over white samé, Wak 9 inch handle
for more info, go here:http://whiteheronblades.com/prosword.htm
It's the 908IS set, about halfway down. i'm asking $400 shipped in US
When buying swords for anything other than display, make sure they have a full tang.
Basically, most of the 420 and 440 Stainless Steel swords are meant for display and usually have
a short tang, or a bolt tang. If getting a real sword to do stuff, like tameshigir, buy a quality sword.
The Paul Chen practical Katana is a good starter katana.