Koyama Munetoshi (fss-747)

 

MUNETOSHI KOYAMA [BUNKYÛ 1861 IWAKI] SHINSHINTÔ CHÛJÔSAKU
He lived in Iwaki Shirakawa, and is said to be the older brother of Munetsugu. His works are like that of Munetsugu, and most of them are the larger size.
Signature: SHIRAKAWA JÛ KOYAMA MUNETOSHI
Plate I: KAEI SHICHINEN SANGATSU HI
Plate II: SHIRAKAWA JÛ KOYAMA MUNETOSHI

This is a beautiful offering of a Koyama Munetoshi katana. This hamon is elegantly done in a choji-midare style.
Munetoshi is the older brother of the famaus Munetsugu. Like Munetsugu, the Koyama brothers (munehira also) aimed to recreate the beautiful and distinctive hamon of the famous Bizen Ichimonji School. The hada has a deep rich feel to the surface with a well worked itame with swirls of mokume. Ji-nie abounds.  The activity/hataraki in the hamon are abundant, and the hamon overall is extremely well made.  It has very beautiful depth to it and expressed powerfully the work of this smith.

The beautiful koshirae is adorned with matching royal blue sageo and tsuka ito. It is fully restored to original beauty. The fitting are from the 1800 also except for the tsuba as it appears to be 100 years older.
The tsuba depicts great scholars under the pines. The fuchi kashira are of samurai on horseback. The saya has a deep, rich texture to it and adds greatly to the overall appearance of the koshirai/mounts.   The habaki and seppa are gold washed in a rich golden finish.This blade is fully polished with shirasaya and papers.

Info on the smith:
MUNETOSHI (宗俊), 1st gen., Bunkyū (文久, 1861-1864), Ōshū – “Shirakawa-jū Koyama Munetoshi” (白川住固山宗俊), “Ōshū Shirakawa-jū Hakuryūshi Koyama Munetoshi” (奥州白河住白龍子固山宗俊), “Mutsu Shirakawa-jū Koyama Fujiwara Munetoshi” (陸奥白河住固山藤原宗俊), older brother of Koyama Munetsugu, he lived in Mutsu´s Shirakawa which he signed with the characters (白川) and (白河), he used the gō Hakuryūshi (白龍子) and died in the third year of Meiji (明治, 1870) at the age of 76, he worked in the same style as Munetsugu, dense and beautifully forged ko-itame, gunome-chōji in nioi-deki with ko-nie, chūjō-saku

From the Fujishiro Taikon:
MUNETOSHI KOYAMA [BUNKYÛ 1861 IWAKI] SHINSHINTÔ CHÛJÔSAKU
He lived in Iwaki Shirakawa, and is said to be the older brother of Munetsugu. His works are like that of Munetsugu, and most of them are the larger size.
Signature: SHIRAKAWA JÛ KOYAMA MUNETOSHI
Plate I: KAEI SHICHINEN SANGATSU HI
Plate II: SHIRAKAWA JÛ KOYAMA MUNETOSHI

  • Mei: Mutsu Shirakawa-jû Koyama Munetoshi (陸奥白河住固山宗俊)
  • Date: “Man’en ninen nigatsu hi” (萬延二年二月日, “a day in the second month Man’en two [1861]”). Please note that the character for “Man” is executed in the old fashion (萬). Today it is mostly written simplified (万).
  • Nagasa: 28-3/4 inches
  • Sori: 15.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 31.0 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 21.2 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.6 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish

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kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Appraisal
katana (刀) Mutsu Shirakawa, Koyama Munetoshi (陸奥白河、固山宗俊)
shôshin (正真) – Authentic
nagasa 2 shaku 4 sun 1 bu kore ari (長さ二尺四寸一分有之) – Blade length ~ 73.0 cm
Heisei 28 nen 2 gatsu 27 nichi (平成二十八年二月二十七日) – February 27th 2016
Non Profit Organization (特定非営利活動法人)
Nihon Tôken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK
Board Chairman (理事長): Miyano Teiji (宮野貞司)

No T16000268
meibun (銘文) – Signature:                  Mutsu Shirakawa-jû Koyama Munetoshi (陸奥白河住固山宗俊)
tsukurikomi (造り込み) – Shape:          shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune
kitae (鍛) – Forging:                            ko-itame
hamon (刃紋) – Hardening:                 gunome-chôji-midare with uniform yakigashira
bôshi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip:          shallow midare-komi with a rather pointed kaeri
chôkoku (彫刻) – Engravings:
nakago (中心) – Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 2, yasurime (鑢): sujikai with keshô
bikô (備考) – Remarks:
shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 4 seals

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