So who uses a sextant today? What with all the superior technology out there! Well the Cassens & Plath Horizon Ultra Sextant just happens to be the most popular sextant in the world today and when your technology fails, like it always does, you'll be glad to have it. The Cassens & Plath Horizon Ultra Sextant is crafted in Germany of a special brass alloy, is exceptionally strong, comfortable to use, and has an accuracy guaranteed to 9 seconds of arc. The Horizon-Ultra is a top-of-the-line model with some very unique features like the tough, baked-on white frame, which reduces heating in the tropic sun, which makes it distort less and provides greater accuracy. Other features include the Fulview (whole horizon) mirror allows for easy observation making since it shows the horizon across the entire mirror image, rather than just half of it. Also the Horizon Ultra Sextant features an illuminated arc and micrometer, a double prism lens which eliminates reflections, and a full set of index and horizon shades, including Polaroid. The beautiful Cassens & Plath Horizon Ultra Sextant comes in a fitted mahogany box with brass hardware, your choice of black or white colors, and a price of $1450. Cassens & Plath.
July 12, 2007 7:54 PM | Survival Gear