As a practitioner and instructor of traditional Japanese long sword techniques I am always on the lookout for weapons with both beauty and function. I have held blades from many other makers and none have instilled the same confidence as the Angelswords. I have seen several practitioners ruin their swords in Tameshigiri competitions. When one can swing a sword without concern for the monetary investment in their weapon, but swing with the full intent to cut their target…it’s like no other feeling in the world. I am currently the proud owner of several Angelsword blades in different lines of steel, practicing and performing with all of them. I often host Tameshigiri events at my home for friends, students, and colleagues to use both their own weapons and a select few of my own. When switching from a lesser sword of another maker to a Bright Knight many would look at the sword in disbelief at the ease with which the sword cut the target. One student exclaimed "Note to self, when you aren’t good enough, buy better equipment." and one of my colleagues said after his turn with the Bright Knight "Wow, this sword is really nice, everyone needs to try cutting with this sword, seriously." We put as many targets up as my stand could handle (8 wara from Bugei) and one of my friends and myself took a few swings. Only two of the nine attempts didn’t make it through all the targets, and only because of user error. On the successful attacks we both felt like there was nothing in the path of the sword. Over half the people that attempted cutting that day had never trained in any martial art before. With little more than 2 minutes of instruction from me they were able to cut a single target with ease, a test of skill often reserved for students having trained for a full year. There just really isn’t anything quite like an Angelsword product.