Well Guys, my sword arrived today and I couldn't be happier! What a surprise when I drew the blade! Light as a feather and very diminutive compared to what I thought I saw in the pictures. I bought this blade for several reasons, I thought it was older because I thought I saw a deep curvature. It was listed as WWII Officers sword but was clearly in older samurai mounts. To my eye this is a very old tachi blade with an original tang and is signed, I believe "tachi Mei" is that correct? Normally I'd just tear right into this and clean it up but I'm a little afraid of this blade as it may be something special and better handled by an expert. What are your opinions?