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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.22
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description made of wood covered with a thick layer of black lacquer; one side has a slot/pocket for a small knife (Kozuka); the other side has a "D"-shaped ring; 1 3/4" from opening; a small hook 4 1/2" from opening on the same side as ring
Dimensions W-1.378 L-12.559 inches
Material wood
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.21, 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