This is a stunning replica of the Drakkar viking boat, a classic boat used by the Viking between 7th & 10th century. It looks and feels like a miniature real boat. This 15-inch (38cm) model is handcrafted with the highest quality woods from scratch by master artisans using 'plank on frame' construction, just like real boats. Each model takes more than 50 hours to construct and undergoes a demanding quality-control process. Among the details of this boat model: visible planking hull, lines of gold shields along 2 sides of boats, 2 set of wooden oars, detailed stitched sail, metal dragon head, brass nameplate and stand.
- Model ship measures 15" long x 12.5" tall x 9" wide (38cm x 32cm x 23cm)
- The Drakkar Ship is shipped to you fully assembled and ready for wondrous display in your home or place of business
- This wooden ship model comes with a solid wooden base, a brass name plate and the history of the ship document
- The Drakkar Viking Ship is entirely handmade piece by intricate piece by skillful and experienced master craftsmen, using the plank on frameconstruction method - no kits are used
- Only the highest quality woods are used in construction of these museum-quality model ships
- The following rare woods used to build the model ship were subjected to severe conditioning (put over fire & sun dried) to ensure your modelwill withstand any climate, and thus preventing the wood from becoming twisted or fractured: Ebony, English Sycamore, Rosewood, Black Wood, Cherry, Mahogany, Yellow Wood & Jack Wood
- Anchors, decorative fixtures and other intricate details on this historic model ship are sculpted of metal
- Sails are handmade of fine linen and rigging lines will vary in weight and texture
- Our wooden model ships are all built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings
- The finished Drakkar Viking Ship is carefully inspected for quality and accuracy numerous times before final packaging
History of The Drakkar:
The Drakkar, the best known of the spectacular longships, were symbolic of the legendary Vikings. A rather late invention (11th century), these ships were used primarily as vicious and brutal warships. Developed by majestic Kings such as Olaf Tryggvasson, they were a symbol of the incredible Scandinavian power and were to these proud owners, a highly valued material possession.
Ancient ship-burials are the best and most common source for information about the dramatic longships. Honored Viking Kings were often buried after their death under a long burial mound in one of their Drakkar ships containing many of their most valued and luxuriant possessions.
The longships were always built of one-level construction with rows of oars on both sides covering almost the entire length of the ship. In later years according to the burial sites, their ships were built with a large rectangular sail on a single mast.
The Vikings used the Drakkar to battle Europe, North Africa and a small area of western Asia until the end of the turbulent Viking Age. The stunning longships with their vibrant blood red sail and hundreds of vicious and fierce warriors will always be symbolic of the horror and terror the Vikings brought to these saddening times.