Cammenga Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass 27 TrueTimber Review

Urban Knife Guy reviews the Cammenga Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass 27 TrueTimber Review.


The Cammenga Lensatic Compass No. 27

Cammenga is a well-known brand and their lensatic compass is considered the best in the world and is made in the USA. Cammenga is the vendor for the US military and produces the lensatic compass for military use.

The phosphorescent version comes in 3 colours – true Timber, coyote Brown and olive Drab which is an Army green. 

The main body of the cover and base is constructed with a powder-coated, aluminium frame that is shockproof and damage-resistant. 

The compass is waterproof and sandproof so is built for the field. It can perform in extreme temperatures ranging from -50° F to 150° F due to its non-liquid filled needle housing. It uses a copper induction-damping ring that slows, settles and steadies the compass needle quickly.

The rear site and thumb loop are all well made. And all the swivel or hinging parts feel solid and secure. There is a lanyard loop for a lanyard that comes with the compass.

There is a graduated straight edge with markings on the side to be used with a map.


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