In the Age of Sail the men were focused on the shrill and piercing sound of the bosun’s call. With its traditional shape, unchanged for centuries, his whistle was the bosun’s badge of rank. Its shrill sound could be heard over the din of the howling wind, of flapping sails and crashing waves. That’s when the crew had to act as one, to save the cargo as well as body and soul. Dozens of signals, from ‘All hands on deck’ to ‘Men aloft’ and ‘Pipe the side’ were routine and instantly obeyed. Hand made of brass and copper this Boatswain’s Call whistle is attractively packaged in a box with information and instructions on how to ‘pipe’ the whistle. You’ll be an expert in no time!