This Juyo Token (by NBTHK) Wakizashi with amazing hitatsura hamon is the work of Soshu Hiromitsu. Hiromitsu and Akihiro (秋広) were after Sadamune (貞宗) the most representative Sôshû smiths of the Nanbokuchô period. The Soshu tradition is the shortest lived of the five traditions of koto, yet in spite of its short life it generated some of the …
Nagamaki by Kanabo Masatsugu, Muromachi period, 16th century. The nagamaki: Sugata (configuration): nagamakizukuri, iorimune with a very broad shinogi and a very long kissaki. Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 38 5/8in (98.1cm), kissaki 6 3/8in (16.2cm), Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/2in (3.8cm), Sakihaba (width before tip): 1 1/2in (3.8cm). 16th century koshirae.
Nagamaki by Yasusada, 1700's. Nagasa : 21 ", Sori: 13.5 mm, Width at the ha-machi: 30.5 mm, Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm. Construction: nagamaki-zukuri, Mune: iori, Nakago: ubu, Kitae: itame, Hamon: notare /suguba. There is only one Musashi Yasusada listed in the meikan. He also signed as SHÔSAI YASUSADA, and TARÔ YASUSADA. He was in the Mon of Musashi Tarô Yasukuni, and was the son of Shitahara Toshinaga. His real name was Ide Asauemon. He worked around Shôtoku (1711-1716).