The practical plus katana is a noticeable improvement over the practical katana. Apart from looking a lot better, the practical plus handles a lot easier and cuts a lot smoother than the practical, and is definitely worth the money to upgrade. The practical plus does have a clearly thinner, lighter blade than higher-priced katanas, and is undoubtably more fragile, though I have had mine for years and have yet to damage it. A good buy!
Reviewed by: Adam from Hawaii.