Okashima Yasoemon Tsunetatsu once met with five bandits. He overcame them with his swordsmanship and tied them to the trees. The note he left explained: "I leave these bandits here tied on the trees for admonition of their misconduct. Would anyone who had ever been robbed decide to let them go or not?"
katana mei: Tomokuni, length 2 shaku 8 sun
wakizashi mei: Tomokuni, length 1 shaku 4 sun