Maritime Supply Co

SKILLED SAILOR - Brass Bar Necklace


"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

To us, this quote addresses the inevitable hardships that we face in life and how enduring them and learning from them gives us skills to weather the next storm that comes our way. A smooth sea can be helpful for initial training in basics and concepts, but how well lessons were learned are truly proven when push comes to shove.

This pendant is meant to serve as a reminder to learn and grow through the difficulties of life, and its pleasant weight against your chest will provide a constant nudge to live out this ideal.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We include a jewelry cloth with every order to help keep your pendant's original shine if you choose to do so.

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John C.
United States United States
..and a teeny-tiny origami boat!

Nicely made, just weighty enough, and shipped promptly. Will not be my last order! (and thanks for the little origami boat!)

Chris P.
United States United States
Great product!

Really love the simplicity and minimalism of the design. It was just what I was looking for. Love the message and the look! Thank you!

Bobby S.
United States United States
Love the brass block!

I previously purchased the brass dog tag style “a Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor”. It is a philosophy I’ve long espoused. My teenage daughter was going through a challenge so I gave it to her for encouragement and ordered the same phrase in the brass block for myself. I’m very happy with it (my wife complimented it just this morning), and I appreciate your products and your mission. Cheers, Bobby