I am attempting to learn all I can about a sword my grandfather brought back from WWII. From reading this forum I gather that it is an army officer sword. I know the tang is in poor shape. Can anyone still see enough to translate it? The piece of cloth attached to the scabbard was there when he brought the sword home. Any idea what it says and why it may have been attached? I'd appreciate any information anyone could give me regarding the sword and the markings on it. I apologize for the quality of the photos, I hadn't intended on posting them when I took them.