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