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Mino Tanto Papers

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Hey everyone,

 

I have this set of papers that belongs to a Mino-school tanto. I am requesting a translation if it wouldn't be too much trouble.

 

Thank you all very much!

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My mistake, I didn't even remember what school it belonged to! I'll post some pictures of the tanto itself below:

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The tanto was certified as a kicho token. The paper was issued on April 30th, 1972.

 

短刀 - Tanto

無銘 - mumei

新々刀 壽命 - (thought to be) shinshinto Jumyo

長 一七・九糎 - length: 17.9 cm

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Thank you Moriyama-san!

 

Do you think this paper still holds weight and is proper? Or would this need to be repapered?

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Generally, those old NBTHK papers are not thought to be important.

However, the tanto is mumei, and it  apparently looks to be a genuine nihonto.

So, if I were you, I do not want a new paper issued.

 

If you are talking about its commodity value, I do not know the new paper's additional value to the tanto.

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i doubt a new paper would increase the value more than it costs you. Hozon probably $1000 with postage agent fees etc and you can't even send it if you wanted to (as  far as i know Japan is not accepting mail from the U.S.

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