Navy Boatswain's Pipe with Hardwood Case

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$27.75
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Dimensions & Weight:
Boatswain Pipe -
5 inches (12.7 cm) long
1.6 ounces (45 grams)

Hardwood Case -
6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) long, 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) wide, 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) tall
4.7 ounces (133 grams)

Product Features:
Brass and copper Navy Boatswain's Pipe complete with hardwood case
One of the oldest and most distinctive pieces of nautical equipment
Boatswain's pipes are a badge of office and honor in the British Navy and American Navy
Custom engraved plaques available for the outside and inside lid of the case

Full Description:
This beautifully detailed solid brass and copper Navy Boatswain's Pipe comes with a quality 39 inch (99 cm) solid brass chain lanyard and a solid hardwood storage and display case.  The pipe has a traditional anchor design inlaid in copper on both sides.  The boatswain's pipe measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) long, and the pipe and chain weigh 1.6 ounces (45 grams), and yes, it really whistles.  The solid hardwood case is 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) long, 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) wide, 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) tall, and weighs 4.7 ounces (133 grams).  Custom brass plaques can be mounted on the outside or inside lid of the case.  Sorry, but we do not engrave directly on the boatswain's pipe.

The Boatswain's Pipe (pronounced "bosun's") is one of the oldest and most distinctive pieces of nautical equipment.  The boatswain's pipe, or flute, was used in Greece and Rome to keep the stroke of galley slaves.  The pipe was used in the Crusades to call English cross bowmen on deck for attack.  Because its shrill tune could be heard above most of the activity on board it later was used to signal various happenings such as knock-off and the boarding of officials.  This signaling device was so essential to the well-being of the ship, that it became a badge of office and honor in the British and American Navy of the sailing ships.

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