|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|
|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).|
Hayes, R. T.
R. T. Hayes