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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.32
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description made of wood; has a banded design with alternating bands of wood veneer with a heavy reddish brown lacquer and bands of wood which have been inset, scored, and painted black; metal end cap/guard at opening; end cap for opposite end is missing; one side has a bone cord holder shaped like a "D" ring; piece of wood which would be the top of the side knife compartment is missing
Dimensions W-1.575 L-15.354 inches
Dimension Details width measurement taken just below guard/end cap
Material wood; bone
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.31, 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