This is from my Grandpa's collection that he recently gave to me. He got it in 1945 when overseas in the service. I am trying to identify it and find out some history about it so that I can tell him. I plan on keeping this sword and handing it down to my son as it was handed down to me. I would also like to know an approx value to see if I need to claim this on my homeowners insurance. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I can take more pictures if necessary. It measures about 27 inches long and seems to have a red wasp or flying insect that is under the cloth on both sides.