Our USS Constitution Ship, 59" model also known as Old Ironsides is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen. She is a large ship model handcrafted from beautiful wood such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, or other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method and each strip of exotic wood is carefully joined together to form a smooth hull.
On the ship, you can see fine details such as wooden bowsprit, masts that are all connected to numerous fabric sails with detailed stitching; all rigging are fastened by hand in matching colors. You can spot a small wooden boats on deck, fences, beautifully crafted metal cannons on both side of the hull, and other crafted metal parts on the front and back of the ship.
You can see the impeccable detail work in the various deck components and throughout the ship. Chrome, brass fittings, and ornaments constitute the excellence of our model; a clear varnish coating completes the fine detail.
Our USS Constitution Model or Old Ironsides USS Constitution was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest quality wood and metal parts. This ship went through a rigorous quality control process before leaving the workshop. She is carefully and securely packed inside a wooden crate to facilitate safe shipping.
She comes fully assembled and features an attached wooden stand with an engrave nameplate
The U.S.S. Constitution, a three-mast frigate, is the worlds oldest commissioned warship. Built primarily with dense southern live oak, its hull was 21 inches thick in an era when 18 inches was common. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place. The 204-foot-long ship was first put to to sea in 1798 and its most famous era of naval warfare was the War of 1812 against Britain, when it captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five warships, including the H.M.S. Guerriere.
It was during the ferocious battle with the Guerriere that British seamen, astonished at how their cannonballs were bouncing off the Constitution’s hull, cried out, "Sir, Her sides are made from Iron!" Hence, the USS Constitution was nicknamed, "Old Ironsides." The Constitution today is national landmark and is docked in Boston.