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