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Sextant – Nautical Royal Marine

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Sextant – Nautical Royal Marine

A sextant is a highly mathematical object used to measure the angular distances between objects. In particular it’s used for taking altitudes in navigation and surveying. In other words, this is what people used to draw accurate maps before satellites and the internet came along.

We’re proud to say that our sextants aren’t just pretty display pieces – they’re fully functional. These items make great gifts for anyone interested in cartography, exploring, adventure, and history. Each item comes in a beautifully polished wooden box.

One of our nautical sextants makes a great dinner-party conversation starter. The sextant is a “doubly reflecting navigation instrument that works by measuring the angular distance between two visible objects”. It derives its name from the shape of its frame which, traditionally, is one-sixth of a circle, or in Latin, sextantis/sextãns. Isaac Newton had explored its principles back around the turn of the 17th century.

All our sextants are beautifully handcrafted and are presented in a custom-made recycled and treated mango wooden box. They make a wonderful gift for anyone that has an interest in the history of navigation, in old-school exploration and discovery, or in applied mathematics. Or for someone who simply appreciates having intriguing antique-inspired pieces in their collection.

Sextant Dimensions: 190(L)* 190(W)* 90(H) mm (Approx)
Box Dimensions: 220(L)* 250(W)* 130(H) mm
Total Weight: 2.95 kg
Materials: Alloy, Glass, recycled and treated mango Wood, Felt

Pack Contents: Brass sextant & Wooden case/box
Colour: Antique Brass & Mid-Toned Wood
Key Attributes: Hand Made, Vintage Antique Brass Finish, recycled and treated mango wood box.
Uses: Home Decor, Gift, Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.

Disclaimer: All Vintage World items are handmade and handcrafted by master artisans who employ techniques, tools and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.