My Kung-Fu instructor asked me and my peers to start looking for a broadsword (or also called a saber) in preparation for our next form. I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions or tips on what to look for and what to avoid. For example, what types of blade metal should I look for (or avoid)? The blade needs to be firm, so that eliminates the flimsy Wu-Shu steel. One of the more advanced students recommended something like this: http://www.martialartssupermarket.com/index.cfm?action=moreinfo&itemid=2480 What do you guys think? Also, cost is a big factor (preferrably in the $80 range max). Anything else you might think would be helpful would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.