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Object Name Knife
Other Name Tanto
Object Number 1879.6.9
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood, ribbed handle; metal screw peg located 1 15/16" (4.8cm) from the end of handle; steel collar with falling rain design; tempering marks visible; markings on tang: see black & white photograph #4896
Dimensions W-1.26 L-11.811 inches
Dimension Details blade measures: 22cm (8 5/8") long x 2.2cm (13/16") wide
Material wood; metal
Made by Sukesada
Provenance this knife, which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.10, is part of a collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan. See "A" file for documentation letters from both R. T. Hayes (dated June 1, July 31, and September 2, 1879) and President Hayes (dated August 21, 1879).
People Hayes, R. T.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
R. T. Hayes