Today i inherited a sword from my uncle, who got it from his father who brought it back from the war in the Philippines (not sure if he actually got it from the Phillipines ). I know that the markings are under the grip, however I do not want to take it apart because i fear something may break or not go back together properly. The only marking i have noticed on the exterior is the number three. I do not know anything about swords and i would like to know if anyone could tell me what kind of sword this is, and how much it is worth. I am also aware that the tassel is not original.