Hokke Shigemitsu Tanto with NTHK Certificate

Den Bingo Hokke Shigemitsu (伝備後法華 重光) ‒ Attributed to Shigemitsu
from the Hokke School in Bingo Province

Blade length ~ 24.2 cm

hira-zukuri, with iori-mune ,kitae is   itame hada with some hotsure,  the boshi is sugu and almost running out as yakitsume. Nakago ha 1 mekugi-ana the yasurime are katte-sagari
made around Bunmei ⽂明, 1469-1487

 

 

 

hamon (刃紋) ‒ Hardening: hoso-suguha with some hotsure
bōshi (鋩⼦) ‒ Hardening in tip: sugu and almost running out as yakitsume
chōkoku (彫刻) ‒ Engravings:
nakago (中⼼) ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana (⽬釘⽳) 1, yasurime (鑢): katte-sagari
bikō (備考) ‒ Remarks: around Bunmei (⽂明, 1469-1487

 

SHIGEMITSU (重光),

1st gen., Shitoku (至徳, 1384-1387), Bingo – “Bingo no Kuni Onomichi-jū Shigemitsu”
(備後国尾道住重光)

SHIGEMITSU (重光),

2nd gen., Shōchō (正長, 1428-1429), Bingo – “Bishū Onomichi-jū Shigemitsu”

(備州尾道住重光), “Bingo no Kuni Onomichi-jū Shigemitsu saku” (備後国尾道住重光作), he is considered as one of
the founders of the Tatsubō school (辰房) which was active in Mihara (三原), itame-nagare with masame towards the ha, jinie, suguha, ko-notare or suguha mixed with ko-midare in ko-nie-deki, at later Tatsubō smiths also a hitatsura is found, chūjō-saku
SHIGEMITSU (重光),

3rd gen., Kakitsu (嘉吉, 1441-1444), Bingo – “Bishū Onomichi-jū Shigemitsu” (備州尾道住
重光)

SHIGEMITSU (重光), 4
th gen., Meiō (明応, 1492-1501), Bingo – “Bishū Onomichi-jū Shigemitsu” (備州尾道住
重光)