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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
1879
R. T. Hayes