Not Your Average Compass
A Survival Compass Like No Other
I’ve taken one of the most advanced survival compasses in the world today … and made it better.
I’ve customised a button compass, precision built to military specifications for the Special Forces, to incorporate a scratch resistant quartz face and make it waterproof.
A Compass for Life
Each of these little marvels is then uniquely encased in gold or silver, individually designed and handmade in my workshop studio here in France.
I took a NATO compass
I started with a Francis Barker NATO Survival Compass…
…and made it even better.
Added a quartz faceA scratch resistant quartz face means my compasses can take more wear and tear than most.
Made it waterproof*Being able to wear your compass in the sea or when you take a shower means you never have to take it off.
To Create your Life Compass
Designed for life, my compasses are for people who want one they can wear wherever they go.
Compass Pendants you can Trust
The button compass inside resists corrosion and is NOT liquid filled, so it won’t leak or get a bubble inside.
Designed for life, these are for people who are serious about their choice of compass.
People who want a compass pendant they can trust to show them north every single day, wherever they go.
Mine came into existence because I wanted a working compass that was attractive as well as functional. I love the outdoors, fresh air and feeling free, so created a compass up to the task of being with me wherever I go. One I could rely on, that looked good and was a pleasure to wear.
A compass pendant to put on ~ and a leave on.
The best survival compass
I chose the best compass as my starting point, the Francis Barker NATO Survival Compass. Here’s what the company I buy them from says about them
“When your life depends on it you need the best. Built to Military specifications and in-service worldwide, the Francis Barker model 160501 NATO button compass out performs all others in the most extreme situations. All brass and glass construction. North and south seeking luminous points. Niva tipped brass pivot.”
Then I made them even better.
Early on, as part of my quality control, I discovered the compasses weren’t waterproof so I developed a way to fix that.
Today, you can wear your compass in the rain, in the shower, swimming, snorkelling (and other wet and watery places yet to be added to the list…!)
I’m not allowed to use the term “waterproof” without evidence from formal pressure tests from the big guys. For now, I can call them water resistant.
Rest assured, my compasses have been tested extensively and are “waterproof” enough for me and the 100s of customers who wear them.
Why does waterproof matter?
Being able to wear your compass in the sea or when you take a shower means you never have to take it off. My husband wears his non-stop, year in year out, everywhere.
Some of my customers need a waterproof compass because they sail. Others find having their compass on them at all times gives them comfort, a sense of direction.
Whatever your reason, if you never have to take your compass off, you’re never at risk of being without it.