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Brass Compass

August 1st, 2010
Captain's Brass Pocket Compass 3"

Captain's Brass Pocket Compass 3"

The brass compass is one of the many nautical decor items offered at handcraftedmodelships.com. Just like the other nautical decor products, the brass compass has a long history as a maritime tool. Even in this day and age the brass compass’s historically significant background remains relevant. Its dimensions are one and three quarter inches in length, two inches in width, and one inch in height. The total weight of this brass compass is a solid half a pound. This weight gives the brass compass an authentic feel that cannot be duplicated by cheap imitations. While appearing antique, the brass compass is a brand new piece that exudes quality and style. The antique finish of the brass compass allows for a fingerprint free shine time and time again. Custom engraving is also available on this product. Our brass compasses are not only of high quality, but are also available for lower than normal retail prices!


The history behind the brass compass originated in China during the Qin dynasty in 221-226 B.C. During this time, the magnetic properties that came to be used in compasses, called lodestones, were used by fortune tellers. However, the first time the technology for the compass was recorded to be used for navigation purposes was between 1405 and1433, when it was realized that lodestones made for more precise directional aids.


The historical significance of the brass compass is due to its groundbreaking technology at the time that enabled more precise navigation of the vast, uncharted ocean territories. The invention of this critical navigational aid is an important chapter in the history of exploration, and the significance of the compass is still vital to the explorer today.

Authentic Replicas

The compasses offered here are authentic replicas that cannot be found elsewhere. Each brass compass is engineered to be precise, and is a completely usable for navigational purposes. The authenticity of the compass can be felt by the its hefty weight, which cannot be copied by mere imitations. Authenticity is what sets our brass compasses apart from other retailer’s products.


The solid brass compasses are made with a polished brass finish that creates a fingerprint free shine all the time. The cardinal points of the brass engineers compass in particular are easy viewable at night. The bezel of this compass is completely rotatable and is made from glass. Furthermore, many of our brass compasses come with a handmade leather case in order to keep your compass protected in luxury. You can even choose to have your authentic brass compass customized with an engraving of your choice.

These authentic and quality nautical decor items, such as the brass compass, can be found only here at handcraftedmodelships.com. Not only will you be getting nautical decor of a much higher quality than anywhere else, but you will also be paying a lower rate than what standard retail charges!

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