On his desk with his books, Ron has the most rugged, manly bookends ever: bronze sculptures of magnificent deer heads. They clearly show he is an outdoorsman with taste for classic, timeless art.
Do I Need Them?
Do one-legged ducks swim in circles?
Okay Where Can I Get Them?
These similar stag bookends are just beautiful
We could not find these exact bookends anywhere available online. Please let us know if you can find them anywhere! The closest copy is available on Amazon as of 7/2014.
Ron keeps a deactivated (we think) Sawed-off Double Barreled Shotgun mounted on a swivel on his desk. The shotgun belonged to a local bootlegger and represents Ron’s opinion of government. He points the gun at people in his office asking him for things, making them “stare down the barrel.”
The infamous bootlegger’s shotgun
Do I Want One?
It’s a bootlegger’s sawed-off shotgun. On a swivel stand.
Where Can I Get One?
Amazing, right on Amazon.com! However, they feature non-firing replicas. Not as much history. But much more safety…
The amazing Denix Old West Replica 1881 “Street Howitzer” Decorative Non-Firing Gun
In Season 1
and Season 2
, Ron has an iconic ship painting on his back wall. It’s a real painting by John Ward, officially titled “The William Lee at the Mouth of the Humber Dock, Hull,” or “The Return of the William Lee, 1839.” It adorns his wall until his visit to Charles Mulligan’s Steakhouse
, after which it’s replaced with the iconic Steakhouse poster featuring old school boxer Mike Conley
Try to focus on the painting on the back wall, not the unusually giddy Ron Swanson mustache smile
Do I Want It?
While this piece of artwork is a wonderful decoration, it’s actually been retired by the Man himself, so maybe you don’t want to invest in it.
Where Could I Get It?
It’s actually very easy to acquire in various places online, with different options for size and quality.
Now that’s a nice manly ship painting
One of Ron’s most iconic desk ornaments is the reproduction Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine, which exemplifies his attitude towards the government and public in general.
Can I Get One?
Know Your Enemy. For Ron, it’s the government. And any person to walk into his office.
Is this America? Of course you can! Right here on Amazon they sell the U.S. M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine Display RESIN Reproduction. This is *not* an actual weapon and cannot be used to blow things or people up. And that’s just fine. It’s a symbol, okay?