Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tools of the Trade Vol. 1

The Cutlass, a short thick sabre or sword used by sailors and privateers in the 1500's. Utilizing many purposes the Cutlass was good for cutting through thick ropes and wood. The portability if this weapon took little training and was optimal during boarding actions. The tools people use have changed drastically over the centuries. We at The Galley use the crossed swords in our logo to remind us of times when men stood proud with their Cutlasses and took no quarter in the journey to achieve their goals.