Chiba Saburobei Mitsutada was a loyal samurai and his family were loyal servants of Asano. He was a teacher of Heki-ryu, a form of archery. On the night of the raid he fought violently, killing three men.
katana mei: Yasutaka, length 2 shaku 4 sun
wakizashi mei: Yasutaka, length 2 shaku