In the 17th through the 19th century pirates and a lot of people who lived and worked in maritime professions used hand-held hooks to help load cargo. It was a great way to grab a hold of bales for the animals living in the lower decks or to grab a hold of big bags of grain that needed to be stored for long voyages across the 7 seas. As the most famous of all maritime adventurers, pirates and hooks came to be synonymous with each other. Of course, they were often blowing off their hands when loading unreliable gunpowder weapons. So it didn’t take long for someone to imagine pirates replacing an amputated hand with a high quality hook like this one.
If you ask an avid cosplayer or costume designer, they will tell you that the right accessories go a long way toward completing any costume. That’s especially true cool pirate costumes that need a cool accessory like this Super Deluxe Pirate Hook to stand out from the rest of the swashbuckling crowd. It goes a step further than a lot of other pirate hook accessories by integrating the sleeve with the silvery crest of the hook.