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Object Name Knife
Other Name Tanto
Object Number 1879.6.21
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
Dimension Details width measured at widest point
blade measures: 29.8cm (11 3/4") l. x 2.8cm (1 1/16")w
Material wood; metal
Made by Kanetomo
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.
People Hayes, R. T.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
1879
R. T. Hayes
Kanetomo