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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.25
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood covered with black enameling; dull feathery pattern in paint; 3 sided to fit helmet breaker blade; copper fitting around opening; 2 brass bands 5 1/2" apart extend out and attach to a narrow, long (8 1/2") piece of brass with 2 half moon shaped projections; a single hole in each of these projections; end cap appears to be a piece of black painted bamboo wrapped around tip of scabbard and attached with 2 bamboo bands
Dimensions W-0.984 L-15.118 inches
Dimension Details width measurement does not inclue brass extension
Material wood;
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.24, 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
1879
R. T. Hayes