Hey guys. I'm looking to get a functional sword and would like to get one of the best blades I can get. I don't want to spend more than $300. I know that limits me somewhat, but I figure that if I don't put a cap on it somewhere I'll wind up getting a $3,000 Conan sword Any recommendations? If you know of a great 'functional' sword that is a bargain for its price, let me know. Heck, just your thoughts on what is the best functional sword period are welcome I'm considering the CAS Iberia 'Mercenary' to replace a Pakistani replica 'Mercenary' in my collection, but that's only a consideration.