I managed to get a couple of more images of the sword I asked the Board about recently. I emphasize that this is "miltaria" rather than an arm and I can present only a couple more phone shots. I hope they will meet the basic needs of the community that might be interested in this piece. It "looks" like a Japanese sword in general terms. It has a habaki and a artifial yakiba. There is a same cover on the hilt which generally looks like the Japanese 1875/86 swords. But the thing is well below Japanese production standards. Note that it also carries a silk knot.. It also has a two digit stamped number - 88 - on both the drag and the hilt.There is NO history on where it was acquired but it has been in its current collection for "at least 40 years." I take that to mean that t it is NOT "recent" Chinese production.