|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||elaborately carved ivory handle with some of the carvings colored in with black; scene depicts 6 Oriental people, flowers and a stone bridge; metal retaining peg (nail) on one side and a hole on the opposite side; guard (Tsuba) also made of carved ivory with some black coloring; 2 ivory spacers; brass collar; steel blade; handle appears to be in two sections - they join together 7.5cm from end of handle; handle is hollow with an open end|
|Dimensions||W-1.378 L-24.803 inches|
|Dimension Details||blade measures: 41.7cm (16 7/16") long x 2.5cm (1 15/16") wide|
|Provenance||this sword 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