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The Dakar Compass is the workhorse of analog survival tools.

Kasper & Richter built the flip-up Dakar Lensatic Baseplate Compass on a clear baseplate so you can use its military-style lensatic technology together with your map. Adjust the declination of this fluid-filled compass and flip-up the sighting line to orient objects on the horizon and determine your position and bearing. The one-degree-resolution Azimuth scale Dakar Compass gives you circular and triangular cutouts, three map scales, and metric and imperial rulers for accurate map marking and reading. The military still teaches lensatic compass skills in the age of the GPS, and we suggest you carry a compass as well as your GPS.

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Hi, Does anyone have an instruction sheet...

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Hi, Does anyone have an instruction sheet in English? The compass I was given has only a German instruction sheet.

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If you're lookIng for directions on how to use it, any basic compass instructions should familiarize you with how to use it to orient a map, etc. Check the site below for the basics.

http://www.buckskin.org/resources/Outdoor/compass1.htm

Photo doesn't show a hole on the "south"...

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Photo doesn't show a hole on the "south" end base, to attach a lanyard ? Is there one ?

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Mary,
If you look at the photo I just uploaded, It appears there is a lanyard attachment point is just behind the optic. This really is a neat idea for a compass, I like how it includes measurements for 3 different scales.. but I have to point out that it seems to lack meridian lines on the dial. But I digress!
I hope this helps.

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Good Concept...

...but the inner dial hangs up on the pivot, leaving a 3-5 degree variance when trying to fine tune your course. Rarely consistent platform, but the long straight edge is a great idea for map work and I like the see through plate on the sighting side. This allows for a both eyes on target when working at greater distances. Overall, nice idea, but not so hot execution.