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Irish Pewter Compass

$39.00 Sale Price:   $29.99

Price: $39.00 Sale Price:   $29.99

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The history of pewter-casting in Ireland dates back more than 800 years, where it was first found in the castles and manors of wealthy patrons. This functional pewter-finished compass is decorated with a hand-etched Celtic design inspired by the elaborate illustrations found in the eighth-century Book of Kells. Made in County Westmeath in central Ireland, near the shores of Lough Derravaragh. Includes a woven strap and belt clip.

2" diameter x 1/2"D.

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Irish Pewter Compass
 
3.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Unique (6)
  • Classic style (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Fits theme (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (6)
  • Decoration (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Compass or Self-Defence Weapon

Besides being a usable compass for hiking or finding you way in any situation, this compass is also nice to look at and solidly made. I didn't expect it to weigh as much as...Read complete review

Besides being a usable compass for hiking or finding you way in any situation, this compass is also nice to look at and solidly made. I didn't expect it to weigh as much as it did - I've heard of using keys for self-defense, but this would work far better (and keep on working)! :-) But seriously, it is made well enough that I don't have to worry about being too hard on it. The Celtic design adds to the charm and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. Did I mention that it is authentic as well? It's made by Mullingar Pewter, in Ireland. It truely is an Irish Compass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

dissappointed

Very pretty but only worked for a few days. My daughter wanted a functional compass to navigate in unfamiliar places. I would not recomend this product

Very pretty but only worked for a few days. My daughter wanted a functional compass to navigate in unfamiliar places. I would not recomend this product

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Compass--Irish Pewter

By Cat

from AL

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Store Well
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

    Gave as a birthday gift

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Quality Control Issues

    By Linda the hiker

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Variable Quality

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

    Two to choose from, each completely opposite the other. Bought one for nephew's graduation: beautiful, classy, well made, arrived carefully boxed. Another bought by daughter for me for Mother's Day: arrived poorly packaged in padded envelope, in a watch box with a wrist band holder even though it isn't a watch and has no wrist band. Broken with medallion off, but when placed where it should have been, it didn't seem to fit anyway, which might explain why it was ripped off. Cracked glass, scratched pewter. It couldn't have been in worse shape. It was a shock when it arrived because I expected the quality of what I had just purchased for my nephew only weeks before.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Kayakmad

    from North Bend, OR

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Classic
    • Durable
    • Fits Theme
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

        Purchased this pocket watch for my son. We are Irish so it fit perfectly for St Paddy's Day. The glass on the face of the watch was cracked when he received it, however, NatGeo IMMEDIATELY replaced it. He is very happy with National Geographic and the new pocket watch.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        My son will love this!

        By Callie

        from Virginia

        About Me Midrange shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Classic
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

            I bought this for my son as a gift when he returns from Afghanistan. He was looking at antique compasses before he left. The Celtic design on this compass is beautiful. The finish and weight also add to it's look of good quality. Great as a collectable but also useful! I know he will love it!

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great My Motorcycle Rides

            By Chief

            from Auburndale, FL

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Classic
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Store
            • Festive
            • Fits Theme
            • On My Cross Country Rides
            • Unique

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Harley Rides

            Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

            I make cross country motorcycle rides. I carry a compass for those times when I am somewhere and need to keep in a specific direction. As a US Army Ranger, I am NEVER lost. I have been misoriented for short periods.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lovely addition to Vistorian steampunk

            By The Queen

            from California

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable
            • Easy To Store
            • Fits Theme

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

                Great addition to my husband's Victorian steam punk costume.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not as nice...

                By Lil Turtle

                from Washington DC

                About Me Midrange shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift
                  • Just For Fun

                  Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

                  Poor Quality. Not as nice as I thought it was going to be. Looks cheap. To use the compass it must be PERFECTLY flat. Needle will hang up and not rotate properly.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Compass or Self-Defence Weapon

                  By Celtic Lady

                  from Denver, Colorado

                  About Me Budget shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Durable
                  • Solid
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift
                  • Hiking
                  • Navigating

                  Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

                  Besides being a usable compass for hiking or finding you way in any situation, this compass is also nice to look at and solidly made. I didn't expect it to weigh as much as it did - I've heard of using keys for self-defense, but this would work far better (and keep on working)! :-) But seriously, it is made well enough that I don't have to worry about being too hard on it. The Celtic design adds to the charm and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. Did I mention that it is authentic as well? It's made by Mullingar Pewter, in Ireland. It truely is an Irish Compass.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good product, worth buyi g.

                  By Julie master gardener

                  from Greenbrier TN.

                  About Me Budget shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Classic
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

                    I bought this as a gift for my husband, he loved it!

                     
                    4.0

                    was a hit as a unique and tasteful gift

                    By flamingopat

                    from grand rapids , mich

                    About Me Budget shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Fits Theme
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

                      Comments about Irish Pewter Compass:

                      gift

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