A beautiful Japanese Wakizashi ore O-Sunobi Tanto Geishu-Ju Izumo No Daijo Masamitsu 1849
A beautiful Japanese Wakizashi ore O-Sunobi Tanto Geishu-Ju Izumo No Daijo Masamitsu- 1849AD March. 32.72cm Very good sword and smith was employed directly by Asano Daimyo, this is his very early work. In the original Paulownia all matching koshirae MASAMITSU (正光), Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844), Aki – “Geishū-jū Izumo no Daijō Masamitsu” (芸州住出雲大掾 正光), “Aki no Kuni Takano-jū Ishibashi Izumi no Daijō Minamoto Masamitsu” (安芸 国高野住石橋出雲大掾源 正光), “Geishū Ishibashi Izumo no Daijō Masamitsu” (芸州石橋出雲大掾正光), “Settsu ni oite Geishū Masamitsu” (於摂津芸州, “Made in Settsu province by Masamitsu” ), real name Ishibashi Masamitsu (石橋正光), he studied in Ōsaka under Motonaga (元長) and worked for the Asano family (浅野), the daimyō of the Hiroshima fief (広島藩), in Takano (高野) in the Yamagata district (山県郡) of Aki province, we know blades from the Tenpō to the early Meiji era (明治, 1868-1912), dense ko-itame with ji-nie, suguha or gunome in ko-nie-deki, the yakigashira of the gunome tends sometimes to togari, chū-saku.
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