Carved from ash wood stained dark to replicate an antique. With this long extention to the cannoneers arm, he could fire off the powder of the gun without getting his arm blown off from the flame back. I carved this piece for the cannoneers of the replica ship Half Moon. Click the Lion Figurehead picture below to take a tour of the museum ship.
As a life long sailor and 20 years a captain under sail I have a great fascination for traditional sailing and its tools and the ships themselves large and small.