The Hampton Nautical Boatswain's Pipe (pronounced "bosun's") is one of the oldest and most distinctive pieces of nautical equipment. The boatswain's pipe, whistle, or flute, was used in Greece and Rome to keep the stroke of galley slaves. This beautifully detailed solid brass and copper Navy Boatswain's Pipe comes with a quality 39 inch solid brass chain lanyard. The pipe has a traditional anchor design inlaid in copper on both sides. The boatswain's pipe measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) long, and the pipe and chain weigh 1.6 ounces (45 grams), and yes, it really whistles. The boatswain's pipe comes with a beautiful solid hardwood storage and display case. Solid brass and copper no plastic parts * 39" chain lanyard brass links keep whistle secure.