Registered with Department of Commerce
"Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship." Dorothy Parker
The Friendship Sloop is the most graceful of all the gaff-rigged sloops. Her beautiful lines were developed from the lobstering, handlining and swordfishing boats of Muscongus Bay in Maine.
In "Innocents At Sea," James McCracken wrote "A Friendship sloop is a sloop built in Friendship..." (I, myself, have been sailing for 40 years, and have always wanted to do a tooth of a Friendship Sloop Regatta - Finally I have!)
This lovely horizontal tooth is polished only on the front side so that the viewer can feel the natural state of the tooth. On the front is a delicate and meticulous etching of five Friendship Sloops in a regatta. The wind is off the starboard bow and three of the sloops have bunched up, while the fourth has eased his sheets and caught a puff. A fifth, laggard sloop brings up the rear.
This tooth weighs 164 grams and is 5 1/4 inches around the curve. It is done in the stippled technique and is colored with a very light wash.
This is, of course, a legal Sperm Whale's tooth, registered with the Department of Commerce. As all of our teeth do, it comes with a Certificate of registration. Includes a round wooden stand. Or choose, as an added option, a handcrafted sterling silver stand made expressly for this tooth.
Available only in the U.S.
A unique piece by scrimshander Marvin M. Cohen - Only one available.