Handmade Warship Cannon ModelAll hands on deck! This handsome model is a miniature reproduction of the cannons used aboard sailing warships from 1550 to 1850. A striking, sturdy carriage is complemented by fine details in brass and imitation cast-iron. Moving wheels reflect the function of the original, as they allowed the cannon to be repositioned as needed and to absorb the force of the recoil when fired. The cannon and chain rings on this model are also adjustable. This design dates to the Age of Sail, when sailing was the order of the day and dominated the waters of the world. Clippers, tall ships, and cannon-armed battle ships like this one criss-crossed the seven seas on a mission of global trade, exploration, and naval warfare. They sailed to glory, and glory can be yours with this icon of power, ideal for collectors and students of history.