A cog was a clinker-built vessel used until the 16th century. The cog originated in Northern Europe and spread throughout the Baltic and the Mediterranean. The first mention of a cog is from 948 AD in Muiden near Amsterdam. Even though the usual clinker construction limited the ultimate size of a cog, the English chronicler Thomas Walsingham speaks of great cogs in 1331 with three decks and over 500 crew and soldiers. A cog is characterised by high sides, a relatively flat bottom, rounded bilge and usually a single large square sail.
This very detailed model kit of a Ragusian cog comes with furnished interiors, stores and cabins, creating even more interest. The keel and masts are made of solid walnut, as are all items below- and on deck. 9 laser cut sheets and embroidered sails are included in the kit. The 1:48 scale (25.5in/65cm) model is ideal for the more experienced modeler.
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