The Paul Chen Hanwei Raptors are hard to beat if you need a high end yet affordable cutting samurai swords that really perform. These are an excellent option.
SH2414 -- Raptor Shinogi Zukuri
The Raptor Shinogi-Zukuri samurai sword blade, which has evolved as the most common Japanese katana blade design, provides both speed and cutting power. Featuring a distinct yokote, such blades were originally produced after the Heian period, around 987 AD.
Samurai swords made by Hanwei.
5160 high-carbon steel
Overall length: 42.3"
Blade length: 28"
Handle length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 10oz