I have some Atrims at home and let me tell you: the are the cats!! cut effordlessly everything they encounter (within sword boundaries that is) are razor sharp and I feel they are a match for virtually every hand-forged sword there is. really ya cannot go wrong on them. Note: I said most hand forged swords, not all. I think one would be hard put to outperform a kevin cashen, vince evans, or peter Johnnson sword for that matter.