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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.29
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood covered with lacquer; has a slot/pocket for small knife (Kozuka) on one side; opposite side has ring for attaching blue/green cord; old number attached with scotch tape; shiny black end caps; on opposite side is a label with a very faint # "14" pencilled in; square discoloration area next to label; copper end cap
Dimensions W-1.181 L-11.102 inches
Material wood
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.28, 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.
People Hayes R.T.
Search Terms Japan
R. T. Hayes