Cross and Company made swords in Louisville

Civil War Officer Sword m1850 made by Cross & Co Louisville, KY. Cross & Co were retailers of military goods circa 1864. This sword has a cast brass handle and guard, handle is wrapped in shark’s skin, wire wrap is missing. Blade is marked near handle with “Cross & Co” and “T”. There is etching on the blade of fancy scroll designs, “US”, and an American flag.
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