Brass Wilderness Sundial Compass is one of the best scouting compasses available, with many advanced features not found on other pocket compasses. The precision compass capsule features a modern liquid-damped compass with a needle that isolates movements and quickly settles to North. The jeweled arrow-shaped compass needle is easy to read, accurate, quick and responsive. An interesting feature is that the entire compass bezel will rotate to adjust to your local magnetic declination angle (the difference between true north and magnetic north). In this way you can orient to either magnetic north, true north, or any arbitrary reference. Adjustable bezels are usually reserved for the most expensive compasses such as our Brunton Pocket Transit. The bright glow-in-the-dark luminescent dots are unique and invaluable for nighttime orienting. Besides a luminescent dot on the north end of the compass needle, there are also two luminescent dots that rotate with the compass bezel. In this way, you can rotate the bezel to maintain any heading with the compass needle’s glowing dot centered inside the two glowing dots on the bezel. The three luminescent dots glow brightly in the dark for easy nighttime reading. The case of the Wilderness Scouting is made of solid brass with a hinged lid which will not rust. Unlike most other brass compasses, these Wilderness Scouting Compasses have a special scratch resistant clear coating that eliminates tarnish and fingerprints on the brass. This Wilderness Scouting Compass is lightweight and excellent for camping, hiking, hunting, and outdoor use, and makes a perfect compass for any outdoorsman, Cub Scout or a Boy Scout. It is rare to see so many intelligently designed features in a quality compass at such a low price.