Engravable Mariner's Open Face Brass Pocket Compass

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Special Price $8.95 Regular Price $15.95
Dimensions & Weight:
2 5/16 inches (5.8 cm) diameter and is 7/16 inch (1.1 cm) thick
2.3 ounces (65 grams)

Product Features:
Air-damped compass with a large, freely rotating compass card
Compass card is protected by a beveled glass cover
Back of the compass features a brushed finish
Personalized pocket compass engraving available on the back

Full Description:
The Stanley London® Engravable Mariner's Open Face Brass Pocket Compass with Beveled Glass is a solid brass reproduction of an antique open face pocket compass.  This Compass is featured in the tutorial "Determining your Position with a Dial Pocket Compass and a Map."  The Mariner's Compass is an air-damped compass with a large, freely rotating compass card that settles quickly on North.  Black print against the bold yellow compass face allows for a quick and accurate reading.  The card is marked with the traditional cardinal and ordinal directions, as well as the 360-degree system widely used by civilian navigators today;  North at 0° = 360°, South at 180°, East at 90°, and West at 270°.  The names of the cardinal and ordinal directions are derived from the English language but their initials, N, S, E, and W are internationally known.  The Open Face Mariner's Compass substitutes the West point with an O, an abbreviation for the Latin term Occidens, to fall or set, as in the sun.  A feathered arrow at 345° marks true north and depicts magnetic variation.  The compass card is protected by a beveled glass cover whose prism diffracts light to create an elegant spectrum of colors.  The top of the solid brass compass housing features a knurled periphery and a sturdy fob so that a compass chain may be attached.

The compass measures 2 5/16 inches (5.8 cm) in diameter, and is 7/16 inch (1.1 cm) thick.  This antique reproduction is polished to a beautiful high luster and weighs 2.3 ounces (65 grams).  The back of the compass features a brushed finish that is blank and can be custom engraved with a personalized message.


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