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A classic kozuka by Hosono Sozaemon Masamori. He worked in Odawara in Sagami province. He was still working at the age of seventy. There is a Masamori tsuba dated Genroku yon nen (1691) in the Imperial Museum in Tokyo. Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists H.04224.0 Wakiyama, Tosogu Meiji Taikei Vol. II, pages 108 - 110.
Hosono So(zaemon) Masamori Kakihan
Tosogu Meiji Taikei Vol. II