Brass Sextant Decor, Nautical Home Decor, Man Cave Gift, Fathers Gift from Son, Mens Desk Gifts, Steampunk Gifts, Groom Gift from Best Man

Brass Sextant Decor, Nautical Home Decor, Man Cave Gift, Fathers Gift from Son, Mens Desk Gifts, Steampunk Gifts, Groom Gift from Best Man



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: brass, leather, thread, wood polish, wood

Cozied up on the corner of an office desk is this piece of heirloom quality - a functional steampunk sextant nautical décor piece, complete with a black wood box to nestle the navigation instrument in safely or for display, that's inspired by history and ready for todays inspiring globetrotter to enjoy.

The name 'Sextant' refers to the arc of the frame which occupies a sixth of a circle and not to the actual arc that can be measured. In the 1800's the need for an instrument to measure angles arose from the necessity to make lunar observations for the determination of longitude - necessary for the long sea voyages made by traders and travelers alike. Although the chronometer eventually superseded this antique method, the sextant was retained as the additional scale for reading horizontal angles.^ This sextant features two interchangeable scopes to look through to suit your needs as well as a display box and presentation mat.

Not familiar with how to use a sextant? Check out the helpful instructional link below to learn more about this handsome voyages accessory.

AtticRaiders has recreated an instrument design from the late 19th century using real brass to fashion this fully functional brass sextant, and a custom black wood box made with black felt lining inside it to compliment the instrument too. The sextant and box come with a presentation leather mat, made in the leather of your choice selected from the options during checkout, as well as a cleaning cloth to help keep the instrument clean and serviceable.

If you're a traveler, a sailor or just looking for an interesting piece to gift for a wedding or an upcoming birthday, consider the adventure inspiring gift of a sextant richly framed inside a dark rosewood box as the piece to give.

How to use a sextant:

Item Specifics:
- 4.5" (11.5cm,115mm) wide instrument
- solid brass
- fully functional
- features a small wood handle on the bottom to grab while using the instrument
- two (2) extra telescopes to alternate your view are included with this sextant
- engravable item

- 6" X 5" (15cm/150mm X 12.5cm,125mm) wide box
- comes with one (1) rosewood box
- new brass hook closers
- new black felt lining

- complimentary leather display mat
- stitched finished
- leather mat is cut in a square shape
- all leather mats are lightly oiled to help prevent cracking and to keep it supple.

- complimentary cleaning cloth provided with décor piece

^ - 'Nautical Antiques and Collectibles', Jon Baddeley, pgs. 51-54

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- some parts and materials have been locally sourced for this item
- some parts of this item have been made using materials that have been diverted from the landfill as part of AtticRaiders creed to reduce and divert materials from the landfill
- Made in Canada



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324 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

felicia hoffman Mar 11, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Love this so much!!! I bought it to hold my parasol and fan for my steampunk costume and they fit beautifully in it. It is very well crafted and the handwritten, wax sealed thank you note was such a lovely and thoughtful touch. I am so excited to use my new holder. Thank you for such amazing craftsmanship. :)

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Karl Ekstrom Feb 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful and extremely unique piece and I love everything about it! I'd love to get another one with either a gold or silver frame eventually. I cannot wait until we can do in person events again, because my half-elf wizard is going to rock this so hard! I also loved the wax sealed note that came with it. I will definitely buy from this shop again and highly recommend them to anyone!

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Sandy Oct 2, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent leatherwork and perfect match for my renaissance outfit! The parasol and fan are adorable and well made Looking forward to my next event! Fast shipping and good packaging. The handwritten note was a beautiful touch!

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Patricia Hutton Sep 24, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I am absolutely in love. This was one of those things that I didn't realize I needed until I saw it. I use a parasol daily during the summer and usually have a fan stashed in my bag. Now I have a holster for them that is beautiful and very functional! The leather is beautifully designed and nice and soft. Melissa is delightful to work with and my package got here quickly. I mean Edmonton to Phoenix, AZ is quite a ways but it arrived in time for me to take it to the local botanical garden for a proper socially distanced outing. I can't wait to show it off. Also can't wait to get a few other things that I now must have. ❤

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