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Object Name Knife
Other Name Kozuka
Object Number 1879.6.23
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description metal handle with a raised floral design on top; it appears to be painted black with a little touch of gold paint on the flower; steel blade with a small notch 1" down from the handle; a couple of Japanese charaters on the blade next to handle and on the opposite side on the handle; see black & white photo #4901
Dimensions W-0.551 L-8.543 inches
Dimension Details blade measures: 12cm (4 11/16") long x 1.3 (7/16") w
Material metal
Provenance this small side knife (Kozuka), which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.22, 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.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
1879
R. T. Hayes
Kozuka