What types of swords are you into? Do you practice martial arts or test cutting?
My favorite is the XVIa longsword (Oakeschott typology). It was the longsword most commonly used during the 100 years war. Feels very nimble and well balanced.
I really liked the aesthetics of the XIIa(Knightly sword) but did not care for how it felt in hand. Nothing else comes close to the XVIa for me but the XVIIIb is what im eyeballing next.
I don’t buy antiques though, I’m too poor for that lol. I am not a collector I just like cutting stuff and training (Liechtenauer/German longsword).