Koto Wakizashi, Hiromitsu, Sagami, Shigetaka,Chu Jo Saku. Shinto, Tanto,Katana. wak1
This wakizashi signed  " Sagami no Kuni HiroMitsu" c1550. Blade length 50cm,Kissaki 6.5cm. Naginata Hi on both Uru & Omote,Midare hamon,Aiogarta Iron Tsuba with a design of a Sage and Crane in silver and gold, probably Ko Nara.       The  feature more important than the blade is that of the Fuchi/Kashira. Signed "Toshi Haru" this man was one of the three founders of the nara school and father of nara ToshiNaga..........SOLD {Wak1}   In addition below is an opinion by a very knowledgeable collector/Student on the subject..

I agree that TOSHIHARU is the correct reading, and Haynes lists three artists using these kanji, of whom two are possible attributions. Of these two the second, H 10318.0, appears to be the most likely artist of your piece, the mei being very like that illustrated as T305 in Joly’s Shosankenshu. This artist is described as atudent of Fujita Toshinaga, and was working in the second half of the nineteenth century. Nara Toshiharu, working in the second half of the seventeenth century is a much less likely attribution.

In reply to your second question, Ko Nara work should include the work of the first four masters – N.Toshiteru, N.Toshimune, N.Toshiharu and N.Toshinaga, their students and co-workers. N.Toshiharu was the first of these artists to sign his work.

John L.
Above is a blade signed   " Echizen ju Harima Daijo Fujiwara ShigeTaka".  First generation and in very good condition & 'Chu Jo Saku' in Fujishiro.
Half ribbed black llacquer saya,rare but somewhat distressed Iron and copper Tsuba,Copper F&K.
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