Rare Confederate Thomas Griswold Confederate Saber Bayonet. Brass and checkered wooden grips, brass attachment ring at the cross guard, blade with flat back and curved single edge. Ricasso marked in full, firm stamp "THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO. NEW ORLEANS" in an arch. Blade length – 22 3/4". Overall length – 28 1/2". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This Thomas Griswold Confederate saber bayonet is the single rarest maker marked Confederate bayonet. Only one other marked example is known. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. The blade is gray with minimal pitting and a slight casting flaw. The grip is brass with checkered wood showing very little wear and is well pinned to the tang.
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