Our friends on the Mystic Whaler inspired us to create this signature design.
The Mystic Whaler sails all over Southern New England during the warm seasons. Personally I've seen her in Newport, New London, and here in Mystic. So many times, I see her silhouetted against the sunset.
The whale tail is cut from a solid piece of marine grade stainless steel, representing a modern take on the nautical tradition, and it's tied with colors to match the Mystic Whaler herself.
The Mystic Whaler is sparred to 110 feet long with a waterline of 83 feet. While she has the Coast Guard required diesel engine, she sports 3,000 square feet of sail to drive the ship as you explore our waters.
Snags, grabs, and scratches...those are complaints we heard about whale tail bracelets, and why we hesitated to make them. So, we carefully designed these anchors with a curve to rest on your wrist and not catch on everything or everyone that dares touch them.
We are live-aboard sailors and everything we make in our shop could be made aboard as we travel. Real sailors making for other sailors, this is your chance to join in the New England tradition as it enters the fourth generation.Mystic Knotwork's nautical tradition dates back into the early 1900's but traditions change this whale tail bracelet represents a tradition started 15 years ago when the preppy movement took a turn. We had been resistant to join this tradition but after 15 years of seeing it slowly lose its roots in the nautical traditions, we decided to take a step back and visit this design. We redesigned the whale tail so that has a nice bend to it and blends in with your wrist while the same time prevents snagging your clothing our any sheets or gear you are working on the boat. The design itself can be carved out of a halyard snap shackle so it still holds the tradition of Mystic Knotwork having everything we make able to be made while traveling on the boat itself.