Hokke Shigemitsu Tanto with NTHK Certificate

Tanto Den Hokke Shigemitsu in Shirasaya

Den Bingo Hokke Shigemitsu (伝備後法華 重光) ‒ Attributed to Shigemitsu, Bishū ?-mitsu (備州▢光)
from the Hokke School in Bingo Province

Blade length ~ 24.2 cm

Hira-zukuri, with iori-mune , Hamon is suguha with some Hotsure the Kitae is Itame hada , The boshi is Sugu and almost running out as Yakitsume. Nakago has 1 mekugi-ana the yasurime are Katte-Sagari
made 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)