The name of the Cutty Sark tall ship comes from the short shirt worn by the flee-footed witch in the Robert Burns poem, tam o'Shanter. Designed by Hercules Linton in Dumbarton, Scotland, the Cutty Sark was launched in 1869. The Cutty Sark was initially designed and meant for trading tea with China. Crafted to race across the globe to sack immense profits before other European traders, the Cutty Sark was built for speed. In the memorable race between the Cutty Sark and Thermopylae in 1872, the Cutty Sark lost her rudder after passing through the Sunda Straight and arrived in London a week after their competitor. What makes the Cutty Sark the hero of this race was that she continued the race with a makeshift rudder instead of putting into port for repairs, and in spite of that only lost by a week. Inevitably, the clipper ships lost out to the more powerful steam boats, which were more reliable, and thus returned goods more consistently. The Cutty Sark won the reputation as the fastest ship in her size when she ran 360 nautical miles in 24 hours during a run for Australian Wool trade. The Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving extreme slipper, with the majority of her hull fabric surviving from her original construction in the 1860s. The Cutty Sark is preserved as a museum ship in Greenwich, which is in south-east London.
- Material: exotic wood
- Hull is truly beautiful, combined with skills and pure wood, the hull is smoothening out equally giving a shiny and silky feel on side of the hull
- Model is being ship inside a secure wooden crate; ready to be display
- Uses no plastic parts and only the highest quality wood and metal
- On the ship, you can easily locate stunning wooden details such as: 3 wooden booms, 1 wooden bunker, 4 front and 1 main masts with fabric sails and detailed stitching, all rigging are matching colors, 4 wooden boats, 2 wooden storage room, 2 metal fences on the front and back of the ship, 2 metal ornaments embedded with cutty sark locating in the back and front left of the ship, 2 metal anchors, 1 metal statue in front of the ship, and many more
Old Modern Handicrafts Small Cutty Sark Model Ship OMH1118