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Understanding antique ships and their life is how to know about the history of their era. With the deep love to legend ships, and the passion to models building that is also her family’s handicraft tradition, Ms. Ha Tran, the shop owner, has researched about their structure, characteristics as well as their history to imitate the model ships.

Among a range of souvenirs shops selling diverse products of lanterns, sandals, pottery,… in the ancient town, Hoi An Craftships is seen as a highlight through the uniqueness of products made by skillful hands of craftsmen.
 

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Wasa (Vasa)

Wasa (Vasa)
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Product nameWasa (Vasa)
CategorySmall Ships
CodeSM013
Specification61L x 18W x 55H (cm)
24L x 7.1W x 22.5H (inch)
PricePlease contact us for best price

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 WASA (VASA) SHIP MODEL

 
The 17th century

 

Wasa ( or vasa) is a Swedish warship built 1626-1628. She sank after sailing less than a nautical mile into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. She fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the 17th century. After she was located again in the late 1950s in a busy shipping lane just outside the Stockholm harbor, she was salvaged with a largely intact hull in 1961. Until 1987, she was moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

The ship  is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions and and has attracted 29 million visitors

During the 1961 recovery, thousands of artifacts and the remains of at least 15 people were found in and around the hull of the Vasa by marine archaeologists. Among the many items found were clothing, weapons, cannons, tools, coins, cutlery, food, drink and six of the ten sails. The artifacts and the ship herself have provided historians with invaluable insight into details of naval warfare, shipbuilding techniques and everyday life in early 17th-century Sweden. Vasa was intended to express the expansionist aspirations of Sweden and to glorify king Gustavus Adolphus. No expense was spared in decorating and equipping the Vasa, which was also one of the largest and most heavily armed warships of its time.


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Highlights about this Wasa (Vasa) model ship:

•   This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method

•       No kits are use

 •      Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal

 •      Meticulously sewn sails, keep the sails from wrinkle

 •     Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood...., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.

 •     The Wasa model ship is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up  and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.

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