With and without Tritium
It is not lightweight by design, in fact, it is quite robust. It’s a military compass and is built like a tank for that reason.
Would I recommend? Tricky question because if you can do without the Tritium feature, and you want the precision capability of a lensatic compass, then I would. However, the Tritium used in these specific military compasses has a useful life of 13 years-the compass I purchased from this EBay source was built in the 70”s and the Tritium is inactive, and therefore does not glow in the dark, illuminating critical points on the compass.
Is it a good value? Without theTritium-yes. If you want the Tritium feature, you can send the compass back to Cassenga and for $50 they will replace the Tritium for you, except for the 2 pieces that are at each end of the sighting wire.It also doesn’t come with a case, which you can purchase for another $15.00. Add shipping and you would have a compass worth over $113.00. So, without the Tritium, it is not a good value, IMO. You can buy one with active Tritium and a case for less than that amount. The seller should advise that the Tritium is not active.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned