Pirate Face Cast Iron Plate, Can Hold Loose Change Keys Whatever Else - Roadshow Collectibles

Pirate Face Cast Iron Plate, Can Hold Loose Change Keys Whatever Else.

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Pirate Face Cast Iron Decorative Plate, Can Hold Loose Change, Keys Or Whatever Else Your Matey Has Laying Around, Nice Colour and Detail.

 

If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think about pirates, it’s a treasure. There are plenty of tales about pirates looting ships, burying their treasure, and creating a map that leads to its location. X marks the spot! Historians say that pirates rarely buried their treasures. In most cases, they divided up their loot right away so everyone got their share. And it didn’t really make much sense to bury their bounty. Most of the items they plundered, like food, animal hides, and cloth, would have been ruined if they were buried. That said, one famous pirate named Captain William Kidd did bury much of his loot. Many believe these treasures are still waiting to be discovered.

Pirates often got injured in battle or even in fights amongst themselves. But the chances of a pirate using a wooden peg leg to replace one that had been badly hurt was unlikely. A severe injury to a leg often led to infection and death, since there were usually no doctors to be found on the high seas.

However, eyepatches are a different story. Some pirates really did wear them. And they weren’t to cover a missing or wounded eye. Believe it or not, eyepatches helped pirates see better in the dark. Here’s why. It takes eyes a while to adjust between sunlight and darkness, sometimes up to 25 minutes. Pirates who were in battle often had to move quickly from the above deck where it was bright to the darkness below deck. By wearing an eyepatch, a pirate going below deck could move the patch over to his other eye. Since the eye under the patch was already adjusted to the darkness, he would be instantly ready for battle.  

Experts say pirates rarely made people walk the plank. While this may have been done when pirates were looking to be entertained, they usually didn’t have much time to hand out punishment. Chances are they simply threw captives overboard if they wanted to get rid of them. They were also fond of leaving enemies on a deserted island with no supplies where they were sure to die. As for why we think of pirates making people walk the plank, many writers in the 1800s wrote about this practice in their books. And readers began to believe this was a common punishment.

Item Code - BRO3C301BCA

Width: 4"  Height: 1 1/4"  Depth: 4 3/8"  Weight: 413 g


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