The bowline knot, often referred to as “king of the knots”, is known as one of the most versatile knots in the world. This knot is used in boating, camping, climbing, rescue situations and now, by us, metaphorically. Enamored by the idea of “tying” the past to the present and humanity together through the stories of people all over the world, we are building an archive that we want to share with you. Currently, with purchases of our vintage ballcaps, we will include a story, told by someone out there in this special Bowline Co. family, about someone or something that is meaningful to them. We will slowly expand the letters to be a part of the unboxing experience of other products as our archive grows. You’ll also notice vintage undertones and/or details on all of our products. We are seeking to be the antithesis to the notion that “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to”. We hope you’ll consider submitting a story of your own and/or connecting with the authors of the stories you receive.