There's a guy on Ebay that allegedly has old replicas with (I think) new blades. The problems with the modern replicas is that they were made to go into the hand of a 12 yr old Chinese girl. Nogoot for crazy big Americans.
About a year ago, I got an itch for an original. Never found one at a decent price. Everyone was holding out for a lot more than value. :(
I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.