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