You asked for it, so here it is! You can now buy a Battle ready katana at a decent price. Our Battle Ready Samurai Swords are made for the practitioner as well as the collector. Battle ready or, “functional” Samurai swords are set apart from their decorative counterparts in the use of forged and tempered blades made of high carbon steels and full tang correctly made handles that give them strength for things like cutting excercises. BATTLE READY DOES NOT MEAN INDESTRUCTIBLE! A sword is only meant for two things. Slicing flesh and cutting tamashigiri targets.