Silva 3S is a base plate compass for all-round use i.e. for military and outdoor activities. The easy to grip aluminum compass housing features a stable, easy to read needle.
Patented red/black north-south lines in the capsule bottom ensure easy and safe settling. The baseplate with curved up back end has a magnifying lens for precision map work together with stencil holes for star and control markings in the front. The scale slide at the tip of the compass is detachable. The included scale lanyard makes it easier to quickly make a distance judgement of your route or to plan your route in advance.
According to your choice, this compass have a needle balanced to be used in the northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere or in equator area.