|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||wood handle carved into 4 panels - 2 flat and 2 rounded; there is a band of lighter colored wood around tip of handle; double edge short sword; ridge down length of blade; 9 small holes puched in blade, 4 sets of 2 and 1 near the tip; all are evenly spaced along blade; wood collar; markings on tang: see black & white photograph #4897 and #4898|
|Dimensions||W-1.575 L-16.535 inches|
|Dimension Details||blade measures: 2.6cm (1") wide x 29.15cm (11 1/2") long|
|Provenance||this double edge short sword, which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.12, 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
double edge short sword