Very nice, although I much prefer a Wazikashi to a Katana. Dunno, maybe it's the Aikido coming through my subconcious or something.
- Replica swords generally aren't combat-ready. Usually, they're display pieces, or some twelve-year-old twat uses them to hack branches, cut his dick off, suchforth. Sort of like a retarded Lorena Bobbit, it's all worth an Honourable Mention in the Darwin Awards anyways.
That said, if it is combat ready, very few people are willing to go head-to-head with one, and in some cases, they're legal for public carry, although there may be restrictions on them and there is no way in Hell you won't be harrassed by the cops.