Micarta Pocket Compass

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$30.00
SKU:
S-MPC

Product Overview

Micarta Pocket Compass

The compass is one of your most important pieces of equipment in the backcountry. The key principle for the design of this compass was to have a small compact backup compass, that could actually be used to navigate with a map.

The compass capsule is set into a 1/4" (6mm) thick piece of Micarta, and features a direction arrow for achieving a higher accuracy with use from the small compass capsule, and relief cuts for the lanyard hole to keep the base of the compass flat on the map.

 20mm Grade AA Compass Capsule, Made in Japan.

Dimensions- 1.75" x 1" x .25" (44mm x 25mm x 6mm)

 Please note that oil filled compasses may have tiny bubbles appear, and disappear depending on altitude, atmospheric pressure, and/or temperature. If these bubbles do appear, they will not affect the accuracy or function of your compass.

 

To acquire a compass bearing with a map:

1. Set the compass on to the map, and align one of the long edges with a direction of travel.

2. Without moving the compass on the map, rotate your body until the compass dial aligns with Map North.

3. Note where the white arrow is pointing on the compass dial. This is your direction of travel. (You may need to account for Declination in your geographic area).

4. Hold the compass with your thumbs on the back near the lanyard hole, and your index fingers along with sides. This will align your body to the compass

5. Rotate your body until the direction arrow lines up with your compass bearing that you pulled from the map.

6. Move to your point of destination, periodically checking your compass direction.

 

With practice, you should be able to achieve 15 degrees of accuracy with this method.

 

 

 

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  • 5
    Outstanding craftsmanship

    Posted by Richard on May 5th 2022

    I've purchased the Micarta Pocket Compass in black and couldn't be happier with the craftsmanship of this product. It's beautifully made and provides an accurate reading. The compact size is ideal for my kit bag or small backpack.

  • 5
    Compass/strop

    Posted by Jim on Mar 10th 2022

    I have purchased the strop and the compass so far..... There will definitely be more purchases from this company. The products are good price,look and work awesome,and get the orders fast. I haven't waited a whole week yet to get my purchase. Big thumbs up to sagewood gear.

  • 5
    Micarta Pocket Compass

    Posted by Jason Wise on Mar 3rd 2022

    These are excellent, accurate tools. The micarta provides a tough shell for the compass to ride around in, protecting it from bumps and drops, and with the lanyard hole it is very handy to carry in a myriad of ways while being able to slip in anywhere and be unobtrusive. I will be ordering another.

  • 5
    Sagewood

    Posted by Edc compass on Feb 15th 2022

    Light and reliable , with GIYD directions

  • 5
    The OD pocket compass

    Posted by Jeff McConnell on Dec 8th 2021

    This is a great little tool. I was able to get one in the OD green. It's a simple thing, done extremely well. The materials and workmanship are top shelf.

  • 5
    Compass

    Posted by Matt Stoffolano on Nov 24th 2021

    Solid work up in a small package !