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