"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on!"
No large sailboat has ever been sailed long distances without a block. An integral part of every boat - in pairs (a pulley system for the main sheet or for loading cargo), or singularly (as in a winch), it creates mechanical advantage or tremendous convenience. Whether they are made from bronze or wood, blocks have been unchanged in form, and have taken on a romantic image -Seeing them silhouetted against the blue sky allows you to imagine that you are sailing back in the days of wooden boats and iron men.
Our Fossil Ivory Block
necklace is a miniature block. 1 inch high, its central wheel turns on its axis. Great for all nautical occasions. Choose your own fossilized ivory, including registered Sperm Whale Ivory or Oosik Ivory as an additional option!
Choose your scrimshaw etching from one of our designs, or have us etch your own boat (or any other scene) as an additional option.
Complete with Sterling Silver chain.