The one on your saya is the type found on swords brought to the local police station for collection by the occupying forces. They usually contain the name and address of the owner, a registration number and in some cases, the owner's information on the blade. This was done in the hope that some time in the future, the sword would be returned. The local police retained a record of the swords they prosessed. U S military vehicles picked up the swords surrendered where they were taken to a facility warehousing them. The tag on your sword appears to be quite faded and missing sections. It is unlikely that much can be made of it at this time.
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It's sideways and needs to be rotated 90º to the right. The form is pre-printed: 1. Weapon; 2. Number of Pieces; 3. Blade Registration; 4. [I can't decypher]; 5. Address & Name; 6. [I can't decypher].
1. "Nippon Tou" [Japanese sword].
2. "Ichi" [one].
3. Not filled in.
4. Not filled in.
5. I can't read the address or surname; the given name ends with "Taro" [can't tell if it is a three-kanji name or two-kanji name. If two kanji, then "Taro"].
6. Not filled in.
Hopefully Taka-san or Nick can finish the rest.
As Guy-san already made most of the translations, i will help fill in rest of them.
4. 時價見積額 - Current value Quotation
5. 備考 - Remarks
Left of 5. : I can only make out 大浦村 - Oouramura (a village)
I can read 健太郎 - Kentarou
Hope they help.
Taka-san, thanks for the great assistance!!!!!
Once you receive the sword, remove the handle and send us an image of the "tang." If there is any writing engraved, take a photo of the tang and when you post the image, orient it so the point is at the 12 o'clock position, and the butt at the 6 o'clock position.