Beautifully hand crafted maritime compass made from brass with an antique finish. Pocket sized at 45 mm DIA and is fully functional with top grade magnets plus a period correct pin-push flip top open mechanism. The inner face considers period correct fonts and a stone jewelled needle pointing out 6 cardinal directions accompanied with 360 degree numeric bearing points. Characteristic of the captains and their shipmates that would rely on these tools while sailing the high seas!
Find your own “True North” with one of Vintage World Australia’s authentic, antique-style, compasses. Each of our beautiful display pieces are powerful reminders that our history is the bridge that connects our future destinations with the points from where our journeys begin. Just like Captain James Cook, the famous, 18th century English explorer would have had his eye firmly trained on the North point of his old compass, the home he would ultimately return to, as he sailed south to explore the Pacific on the HM Bark Endeavour.
A Vintage World Australia’s, nautical themed, Compass is a great gift idea for travellers (of all sorts). It is also a popular gift for corporate send-offs or retirements (the compass obviously being a lasting symbol of being guided into the great unknown). All of our beautifully hand-crafted, antique-styled and vintage-finished compasses come carefully presented in their own wooden box or embossed leather pouch. Each one is imminently collectible and shines with a polished brass alloy finish, making the perfect decorative centrepiece & slice of history to finish off any room in your house or office space, or just as a great addition to your collection of quality antique items.
Uncommon, Unique and Priceless gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.