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Object Name Knife
Other Name Kozuka
Object Number 1879.6.36
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description copper handle; Oriental characters on one side; steel blade with Oriental characters on one side; blade has a slight notch 13/16" down from handle
Dimensions W-0.591 L-8.071 inches
Dimension Details blade measures: 1.3cm (1/2") wide x 10.8cm (4 1/4") long
Material metal
Provenance this small side knife (Kozuka) 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
Kozuka