|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||brass handle with a raised floral design on top inset portion; inset appears to be copper with some gold paint on 1/3 of flower design; steel blade with a small notch 1" down from the handle; a couple of Japanese charaters on the blade next to handle; see black & white photo #4904|
|Dimensions||W-0.551 L-7.598 inches|
|Dimension Details||blade measures: 9.9cm (3 7/8") long x 1.1cm (3/8") w|
|Provenance||this small side knife (Kozuka), which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.29, 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