L: 25 W: 7 H: 20 Inches
This model is simple, but stunning! It is a replica of the Drakkar viking long boat, a classic boat used by the Viking between 7th & 10th century. It looks and feels like a miniature real boat.
This 25-inch 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: lines of shields along 2 sides of boats, many wooden oars, colorful viking sail, brass nameplate and stand.
The Drakkar, or Viking Longships, were the long, narrow and very flexible vessels used by the Vikings for trade, exploration, and warfare. The Longships had symmetrical ends and a maximal speed of around 15 knots, and they were also called "dragonships" because they often had a dragon-shaped bow or other magical beings carved on it. The Longships had been the symbol of the Vikings naval power for a long time, ranging in the North and Baltic Sea and even far from their Scandinavian homelands: to Iceland, Greenland, Northern America and the Mediterranean!
Founded in 1999, Old-Modern Handicrafts (OMH) is a leading factory in manufacturing high quality wooden ship models. OMH started with about 20 popular models such as the RMS Titanic and the USS Constitution. Now as of 2011, OMH has more than 1,000 different models including historic tall ships, ancient boats, modern speed boats, modern cruise ships, yachts, and warships. OMH is widely supported around the world with its eye catching, easy to display, and affordable ship models. These models are proudly displayed in many homes, offices, luxurious galleries, and museums around the world.