I must have missed the name requirement, apologies. I'm just a dumb old grunt and tend to go with the frontal assault most of the time. Will John B suffice? As for keeping it, it wouldn't do anything but rot in my gun safe, seems such a waste.
I fell into what may be a real deal Japanese sword. I know nothing about, or any Japanese swords in general. I was hoping to get some help in finding out what I have and what it's worth. If this is real I don't feel like I should keep it as I won't appreciate it fully. The pics aren't the best, but I don't have anything other than my phone for a camera. I would really appreciate some advice as to where I can get this thing authenticated and evaluated.