|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||wood handle covered in shiny black lacquer; 2 rivets made of brass, one on each side; copper collar with falling rain design; steel blade; tempuring marks clearly visible on blade; see black & white photo #4900|
|Dimensions||W-1.457 L-16.142 inches|
width measured at widest point
blade measures: 29.8cm (11 3/4") l. x 2.8cm (1 1/16")w
|Provenance||according the old records, this knife, which belongs to scabbard 1879.6.22, 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