Im no Expert, but I believe we need better pics - the experts will know.
there is really no design work on it.has what looks to be stone under the string
This is a Japanese sword, looks like it could be real to 100 percent authenticate this you are going to have to remove the handle as previously stated
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This appears to be a Japanese sword, better photos are required. That would be ray or shark skin under the wrap of the handle. I suggest you take some better, (clearer) photos and post it here.
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Please take some photos in daylight. It looks very interesting.
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To me this sword looks like a late war 'last ditch' type sword as it lacks quality fittings because of the material shortage.
i agree with adam late war piece with cheap quality not worth the same amount as early war or or pre war swords !!