Includes custom leather sleeve
The Heirloom Dual Sapphire Titanium Compass was designed by several graduate students on staff to guide them through life journeys. We wanted to make something that would last for several generations.
The frame is made from a single piece of grade 5 titanium. The top bail is free spinning titanium for easy carry and will not bunch up in your pocket. This design is perfect for laying on a map to see through to your declination.
Remember this compass is not a "moral compass"... that is up-to you. However it will point you North, South, East or West ;)
Indicator head is fully coated in Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1, which is the brightest possible none radioactive phosphorous to date.
Weight : 1.11 Ounces
Dimensions : 1.5" diameter x .365" ( specifically picked to guide you all year round )
Loop Head .6 Titanium
Loop Base 316L Stainless Steel
Pressure Tested : 2ATM - 66 Feet
Although I don't have one yet, I'm so glad to see it wasn't a one-and-done item, and they are making another run. I've got my notifications set, and I'll grab it as soon as it's available. I've been looking for an heirloom compass for a while, and missed these the last time, as $ was tight. I won't miss it again. I'll change my review once it's in-hand, but I know it will still be 5 stars, and a glowing testimonial. CComm has always come through on each and every item I've ever purchased throughout the last decade. I'm a customer for life!
Best compass, been the talk of my collection ! Everyone wants one, the sapphire is done perfect, nothing else like it on the market. Version 2 should have an illuminated inter compass insert.
Perfect EDC for the flatlands.
In my checked life of reversals of fortune, I have been fortunate to own some of the worlds finest time pieces. The common link with all of them was quality and craftsmanship. The Sapphire, Titanium, Compass is on a par with these time pieces. It is a pleasure to just hold it because few things in life are so well made. The needle swings freely the sapphire is flawless and the top bail performs its task. Well done CC.
A really cool item to have on one's person. I love the size and feel to it, it doesn't feel flimsy at all, given that it's made of great material.
One of the best things about it, is that it still works reasonably well in the southern hemisphere (I'm in one of the most southern countries in the world). I thought the needle might be really sticky given that 1. compasses in general are set/magnetised to whatever hemisphere it is made for (unless you have a global needle), and I presume this was set up to work in the northern hemisphere 2. It doesn't have a global needle, - but it doesn't perform badly. Although, sometimes it takes a tiny moment for the needle to settle. Maybe having a global needle could be a really good upgrade for the next version (a nice bit of over-engineering).
Also, the underside of the needle could be colored (unless it affects the performance somehow). Leaving it uncolored makes the needle feel one sided, where it should be used and admired from both sides (again, another upgrade?)
And depending on people's taste, maybe some small ridges (like the side of a coin) could be strategically placed/engraved on certain areas of the titanium rim for better grip, for use in rainy conditions.
Good work for a first (I presume) heirloom compass.