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