The M-73 Brass Presentation Compass makes a great gift for college graduations, promotions, retirement, or other significant life events or achievements.
It is a beautiful addition to your desk or bookcase, a great tool for African safari or other adventures, or critical survival gear when your plane goes down in the jungle.
This M-73 Francis Barker Tritium Liquid-Damped Prismatic Compass is considered by many to be the best hand-held military compass in the world.
The M-73 Liquid Damped Prismatic Compass is a robust, precision instrument made in the United Kingdom for military use.
The compass is fabricated from polished solid brass to withstand the most severe conditions.
These compasses are also part of history:
They were used by Dr. David Livingstone on his Africa expeditions, and by noblemen since the company was founded in 1848.
These compasses have been issued to officers of the British Army for generations, and they are currently used by a number of military forces throughout the world
This version of the M-73 has an elegant, lacquered polished brass exterior.
While this is a beautiful compass, don't let the good looks fool you.
Like the M-73 Black Compass used by elite military forces all over the world, this brass version is also designed to withstand even the most extreme climates and conditions.
It's unbelievably accurate, highly dependable, and handsome enough to qualify as a work of art.
The heart of the compass is a high quality precision sapphire bearing for accurate and reliable results.
This compass comes with the popular 0 - 360 degree dial.
The M-73 compass features a prism sighting system for amazing 1/2 degree accuracy.
The compass is liquid damped for rapid sighting, and features five tritium light sources for both day and night use.
These Tritium light sources provide readability in total darkness for 10 years without external power or the need to "charge" using a flashlight..
Every component of the M-73 compass can be replaced for many years of continuous, reliable use.
To operate, the lid opens and the front prismatic sight folds upward to function as the front sight.
The prism has a magnifier to allow viewing the compass card and the object being sighted simultaneously.
The height of the front prismatic sight can be adjusted to focus the compass card.
The compass bezel rotates and can be secured in place with the locking screw.
The lid has a precise scribed line in a glass window to serve as the rear sight, and the glass is protected by an exterior guard.
This beautiful compass comes complete with leather pouch and is displayed in a hand made satin-lined blue presentation box including full instructions.