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Trusty Shellback Cap Pin - NAVY

Item Number: 79990
Product Type:  Lapel Pin
Size: 1 1/2 inch x 7/16 inch (39mm x 11mm) Rectangle
Material: Bronze Antique with Enamel
Price: $10.00
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America

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Trusty Shellback Cap Pin - NAVY

Tell the world you’re a Navy Shellback with this pin on any cap you own. Highlighted in the true blue of the Navy, this cap pin is proof you’ve gained hard-won acceptance into the Ancient Order of the Deep –belonging to an exclusive, time-honored brotherhood.

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Bisecting the equator - “crossing the line” - in the early days of seafaring proved a feat to be celebrated for any mariner. Having made the trying trip with poise and fortitude, those new to the equator were now transformed from Slimy Polliwogs to Trusty Shellbacks. However, becoming a Shellback meant not only braving perilous seas, ruthless storms, disease, and danger to cross the equator, but survival of a punishing rite-of-passage ceremony during the crossing.

Neptune still hails today’s sailors to his court to prove their worth. The Crossing the Line ceremony is now less wicked than centuries ago, but the honor remains. Safeguarding liberty on the sea poses hazards enough, but daring thousands of nautical miles to fight for it doubles the danger. Yes, time has evolved technology, steel, and knowledge, but wrangling with Mother Nature on the oceans still casts peril upon sailors.

Minted in the U.S. in antique bronze, this cap pin uses navy blue enamel to showcase the word “SHELLBACK” – telling all you’re not just any Shellback, you’re a Navy Shellback. Let this handsome cap pin trumpet your acceptance into Neptune’s court.

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Price: $1.25