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We value quality, not quantity

We have made quality our habit. It’s not something that we just strive for – we live by this principle every day. Let us help you put your best bones forward

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Hand styled and recycled bottle, designed and crafted to resemble the hand bombs from the ships. Textured and covered, this piece looks like its been made to be at home on a ships deck. Use it as a liquor decanter on any home bar or accent a bookcase with this simple piece. Bottle carries 750 ml or roughly 25.5 ounces.

Head to to get your hands on one!

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HMS Dumbarton picked up suspected pirates on the mouth of the James River 1688

#OnThisDay #HMSDumbarton #Parlay8 #BringingThePastToLife
Parlay 8 helps your bring the past to life. Head to to see how we can help you create the finishing touch to your kit!

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When Pirates know what they want, we are there for them. Our custom and commissioned work is from simple vests in the fabric and colors they want to highly detailed pirate flags. Message us at for your next favorite piece.

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Don't forget to come and see us tomorrow in New Bern! We can't wait to be back with everyone for the weekend!
PSA, Pirate Service Announcement!

If you are expecting an email from Ballast and Lashing please check your Spam folders. It has been brought to attention that our and is getting caught up in Spam. We are unsure why since our emails are through Google suite!!! That is all. Carry on.

This week we're throwing it back to when we were spotted having fun with the black powder 💥

It's always fun when we're with our crew 🏴‍☠️

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We're at the New Bern River Raft race this weekend at  Union Point Park, New Bern, NC.

Come and see us there!
Here's what our customers say

"I have several pieces from Parlay 8. The first commission was a red waist coat to replace the one I've had for years and was falling apart and patched, that fit like a glove. The second being my Blackbeard frock coat, Devra and I researched several sources, the best visual was a statue, and when I received the coat, not only did it fit perfectly, but was identical to the statue, the workmanship was fantastic. Lastly, another waist coat to wear with the frock coat, again out of the park. Parlay 8 has something for the entire family, my daughter, son in law , and Grandchildren also have quality items made by Parlay 8, each piece made with the same attention to detail as the last. Any reenactment attire I need, will be coming from Parlay 8."

- A true fan, Mister Willis, Quartermaster

”The Crimson Tide Pirates and Privateers would like to thank Parlay8 along with Jay and Devra Brusso for their excellent work . The workmanship on our Flag has truly surpassed our expectations. We have been referring your work to so many of our Pirate Bretheren ever since and will continue to do so! Fair winds and calm seas to you all! ”

- Edgar Barragan

”I could not be happier with my custom made waistcoat from Parlay 8. Having known Jay and Devra for a while through the reenactment community and seen their body of work in action at various events; I knew there was no where else I wanted to trust when it came time to have a waistcoat specially made for me. Devra was attentive and thorough through the whole process. I came in with very specific ideas in mind for what I wanted and every one of my needs were met. The fabric choices were exactly what I wanted, the sizing fits me perfectly, the construction of the waistcoat clearly shows professionalism. It quickly became a piece that shot to the top of my favorite items to wear. Not only is it well made; but, I came in with a soft deadline I needed it by and they were able to get it done and to me in time for the event. I can not recommend Parlay 8 enough if you're in the market for a custom made piece or even something that was a ready made, quick one off. You'll be getting a piece made to last and ready for many trials out in the field. Highly recommended sellers! Can't wait to order again!”

- TJ Scronce

”This is a lovely cockade. The grain in the ribbon is elegant, the size and style is perfect for the proper hat. Most importantly, my Veteran (of the US Army Fife and Drum Corps) was duly impressed with my 'Christmas surprise' gift, and will wear it on his colonial 'gig' hat, and quite likely on his Sunday hats! Thanks So much for a beautiful cockade, delivered right on time.”

- Anne