hi mikee
my pleasure to help when ever i can you never know what knowledge some one has and as all ways its my pleasure to help listen one thing you can do is measure your blade this is how to do it take the handle off and slide the little brass collor down the blad or off the blade dont matter then you will find a notch in the steel blade measure from the tip of the sword to the notch this will give you the right measurment lenth wise if its 23inches to 26inches its a wakisashi blade if longer its probly a katana also what is the damage you see please let me know god bless andy militarynut