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Object Name Knife
Other Name Kozuka
Object Number 1879.6.18
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description brass-like handle etched with an ornate scroll design on one side; on the same side about half of the steel blade is etched; blade has a small notch 1" down from the handle
Dimensions W-0.433 L-6.772 inches
Dimension Details blade measures: 9.6cm (3 3/4") long x 1cm (3/8") wide
Material metal
Provenance this small side knife (Kozuka), which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.17, 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
Kozuka