I have a very (for lack of better terminology) a very "plain Jane" Japanese sword which was brought back by a friends father after the war. We have several digital pictures and would like to know more about this item. I do not think it is worth anything as the workmanship is rather poor but it still has value as I do believe it is from that era and as such should at least be interesting from that stand point. I post several pictures of the sword here and I have several posts on other sites that are translating the writing for me. Any information would be helpful. My interest here is purely academic and not monetary as I have mentioned, it very likely has no real value except to history.