Exceptional condition example "Thomas Griswold & Company of New Orleans Cavalry Officer Sabre." In August 1861, the partnership of Hyde & Goodrich was dissolved by the the withdrawal of A. L. Hyde and the firm continued as Thomas, Griswold & Co. at the corner of Canal and Royal Streets, New Orleans. Thomas Griswold & Company manufactured and sold many types of war supplies, but are mainly known for their wide variety of Swords, Sabres and Cutlasses. Shortly after 1861, Thomas Griswold printed a "Lancers Manual" advertising on the back page, of which was devoted to advertising that Thomas Griswold & Co. were "Importers of Guns, Pistols, Bowie-Knives, Caps and Cartridges and Enfield Rifles. Manufactures Cavalry and Artillery Sabres and Field Officers Swords and Lances." It is considered "Thomas Griswold of New Orleans" manufactured some of the finest quality swords for the South. Featured here is one of such an outstanding condition example, with firm address clearly stamped : THOMAS GRISWOLD & Co. over NEW-ORLEANS. This example survives in an "exceptionally perfect state" of original preservation with original "Officers Knot" still present. One of the finest condition examples known to exist.