Maritime Supply Co

TAKE TO THE OARS - Brass Coin Necklace


Part of our new 2021 Motivation collection.

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the phrase “When the wind fails, take to the oars,” with a small oar at the bottom of the phrase.

We drew inspiration for this phrase from the Latin proverb, DESTITUTUS VENTIS, REMOS ADHIBE, commonly translated as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” While we usually prefer to use the Latin versions of mottos, we felt that the more direct English translation of this one resonated more deeply with the self-motivated, perseverance, do-it-yourself theme we were aiming for with our 2021 collection.

We want this phrase to encourage folks to put action and effort into changes they want in the world, especially since 2020 really took the wind out of our sails. We all have goals we want to achieve in 2021, and forming the habit of putting in the work when our breeze of external motivation wanes will be the force that gets us there in the end.

Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We recommend polishing it with a soft cloth to help keep your pendant's original shine if you prefer the bright metal look.

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Daniel P.
United States United States
Quality product.

Nice piece. Added to my growing collection of MSC items!

Maritime Supply Co TAKE TO THE OARS - Brass Coin Necklace Review
thomas f.
United States United States
Better than expecting

It’s great. I wish it was in stainless

Mike K.
United States United States
Take to the oars �

Great unboxing, the sticker and paper boat were a nice touch. The boat is made from a map which is really cool. The cotton linen bags are the same ones we use for our small leather goods and fit the brand perfectly with a nice clear brand stamp on the bag. The necklace is great and is the pendant. I gave one as an anniversary gift and my wife loves the meaning.

Maritime Supply Co TAKE TO THE OARS - Brass Coin Necklace Review