After hours of outrunning bandits, you are now deep within the woods–much further than you have ever gone before. You’ve got a purse full of coin and a magic sword at your side, but neither will be very helpful if you cannot find your way back to civilization.
Thankfully you have your compass attached to your belt. With it you can guide yourself south. You should hit a road eventually if you keep walking that way…at least you hope so. Maybe you should have remembered to bring a map.
Epic Armoury’s Compass with Leather Pouch is a working brass compass embellished with white cardinal directions and degrees on a black background. The outer brass casing is 5 cm in diameter with a ring hanger where you can attach a chain or leather cord.
Protect the compass by storing it inside the included leather pouch. Tie the pouch shut with a leather cord and attach it to the belt using its leather strap. Pair this accessory with an adventurous rogue, swashbuckler, or practical soldier.
- First invented in China as early as 206 B.C.
- Use of the compass is recorded in Europe in the 13th century
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.