Categories: WTK Featured StoriesPublished On: January 31st, 2022By Views: 742

Ever dreamed of being a “Pirate”? Well you’ve come to the right place! Our group is dedicated to portraying ‘Historically Accurate’ Privateers from the Golden Age of Piracy!!

Learn the difference between pirates and privateers. Hawk and Wolfraven set the stage to teach the true meaning of privateer’s ship and their importance in American History in the 1700’s – 1800’s.

Please notice the first ship drawing – our Cabin Boy, Wyatt drew his picture in 1 1/2 hrs before filming!


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It’s a Pirates life for me alright.. what an adventure we had behind the scenes.

1. Compass  – an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.
2. Sextant –  an instrument with a graduated arc of 60° and a sighting mechanism, used for measuring the angular distances between objects and especially for taking altitudes in navigation.
3. Map Reader – a small brass magnifying glass used to read maps
4. Cutlass – a short sword with a slightly curved blade, formerly used by sailors.
5. Blunderbuss – a short-barreled large-bored gun with a flared muzzle, used at short range.
6. Monkey Fist/Heaving Knot –  a large heavy knot resembling a Turk’s head used to weight the end of a messenger or heaving line.
7. Marlinspike – a tool used in marine ropework.  A pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)
8. Belaying Pin – a pin or rod, typically of metal or wood, used on board ship and in mountaineering to secure a rope fastened around it.
9. Sailor’s Knife – a specially designed knife used to cut heavy rope. It may have a serrated edge for sawing through line, or a heavy blade suitable for hitting with a mallet to drive the knife through
10. Pistol – a small firearm designed to be held in one hand. Most common pistol aboard ships in the 1700’s was the Queen Anne’s pistol.
11. Spanish Gauche – a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.

12. Spy Glass – a small handheld telescope.

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