Ok, I'd like to start a conversation about this weapon. Between Uchi vs. Iatio, I can argue that the Uchigatana is a *slightly* better choice in general. At pretty much any dex level, the Uchi has more AR for normal reinforcement, although barely much more at all. The lower dex requirement can win some people over too. But most importantly I think is the difference in the heavy attack and the damage type(s). The Uchi has a piercing attack, while the Iaito is limited to slash attacks. That piercing attack can mean the difference of having to switch to another weapon or not for certain enemies and player armors, and I think this is the Uchigatana's strongest attribute. However, I wouldn't shame anyone who chooses the Iaito over the Uchi, the overall advantage is under generalized conditions, and not by a terrible amount.