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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.3
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description made of wood covered with a thick layer of black lacquer divided into 24 bands measuring 7/8" wide; 3/16" decorated copper band around opening; two slots, one on each side, for holding a smaller knife; one slot holds 1879.6.4 - a Kogai or hair orament/skewer/hair pin - the other slot is empty (would normally hold a Kozuka or small metal knife); small metal tie down hook a third of the way down from opening (on 10th band)
Dimensions W-1.614 L-23 inches
Material wood; metal;
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.2, 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