This is my first attempt at cutting against a more realistic target. The sword is a Cheness Tenchi, and it cut through the deer so easily and cleanly that I drove it right into the ground--hence the flying snow. The deer was a road kill that was about 24hrs hold. No animals were harmed in the making of this film. Next time I find a fresh road kill at my place I'll get over my squeamishness, gut it, and to a more thorough testing.