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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.10
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood; 2 1/2" area near opening is ribbed, while the rest is carved into a banded appearance; opposite end has a slight comma shape (rounded) and carved to look like a nautilus shell; has a tortoise shell end cap at open end and a tortoise shell ornament on one side in the ribbed section; has a small knife slot on opposite side; old label on 2nd band and reads: " No. 8 A. D. 1403"; also written in knife slot area: "No. 9 1403"; small hole going through rounded end, perhaps for a cord/tie
Dimensions W-1.654 L-10 inches
Dimension Details width measurement taken at opening
Material wood; shell
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to knife 1879.6.9, 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
R. T. Hayes