For those of you who might be interested there is a token kai (translation: "great big honking Japanese sword show") in Chicago from May 5 to 7, 2006. Basically if you'd like to see the real thing ranging from WWII gunto up to near priceless pieces, here's your chance. Not a martial arts show, but a show for collectors and sword nuts in general.

http://home.comcast.net/~midwesttokenkai/Sword Show.htm