We'll I know it resembles a type 98 that may have been made later in the war (if it is real) then earlier. I know it's not signed nor does it have any arsenal marks. It's similar to an Army version. It was suspicious to me also, not having any knowledge other the web and the more I researched it the more confused I became. I found alot of useful info at ohmura-study.net, which made me think some of the components looked right but not the blade. Just wanted some help.
One thing I always try to do each day is help someone with something because I want to, not because I have to or thinking someone is expecting it...because it makes for a better day.