Hosho Sadamitsu mumei Tanto with NTHK Certificate. Mounted in Aikuchi koshirae. Very well forged blade from a rare school of swordmakers, This is an excellent example of Hosho workmanship.
SADAMITSU (貞光), Kōan (弘安, 1278-1288), Yamato – “Sadamitsu” (貞光), he was the legendary founder of the
Hoshō school (保昌), he lived in the Takaichi district (高市) of Yamato province, no blades are extant and it is said that
he was the same smith as Kunimitsu (国光)
1st gen., Bunna (文和, 1352-1356), Yamato – “Yamato no Kuni-jū Sadamitsu saku”
(大和国住貞光作), “Yamato no Kuni Fujiwara Sadamitsu” (大和国藤原貞光), “Fujiwara Sadamitsu” (藤原貞光),
Hoshō school (保昌), according to tradition the son of Sadayoshi (貞吉), dense and regular masame with ji-nie, suguhahotsure in nie-deki, the bōshi is yakitsume and shows hakikake
2nd gen., Eiwa (永和, 1375-1379), Yamato – “Yamato no Kuni-jū Sadamitsu saku” (大和国住
貞光作), “Fujiwara Sadamitsu” (藤原貞光), Hoshō school (保昌), he continues the workmanship of the 1st gen.