Thomas Griswold & Co. New Orleans Naval Cutlass

The featured cutlass was manufactured by Thomas Griswold & Co. of New Orleans. Considered a prolific manufacturer of edged weapons in Louisiana, Griswold operated from the corner of Canal and Royal streets, producing practially every type of edged weapon imaginable. Stamped with full firm name and address on obverse ricasso. Naval Cutlasses made by this firm are constructed by the "beading being folded back upon guard edge, instead of being cast."       CS Acquisitions Museum

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