hi mikee
thats a hard call to put a price on what to pay for this japanese sword not knowing the extink of damage to the blade it all depends on the smith who made it if he is a good smith high in rank and popular then its worth of a 5,000 dollar polish best you check with the japanese sword collectors on wehrmacht awards they are good at this wish i could help further but i cant god bless merry christmas to you n family andy militarynut