SINCE 1933

Three entrepreneurial brothers. One great invention. In 1933, Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first ever liquid-filled compass, and our story began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but it also set the global standard for how navigation works. The SILVA brand was born.

All our magnetic compass needles are made of Swedish, high quality, stainless Sandvik steel. This steel, in combination with a sapphire jewel bearing and a hardened steel pivot, minimizes friction, which in turn gives rapid and accurate movements. The magnetic north direction accuracy in our compasses is 1 degree.

The capsule is filled with a CUSTOMIZED ANTI-STATIC LIQUID that ensures clear reading, fast settling time, perfect dampening, stability and accuracy of the needle.

The scales and prints on most SILVA compasses are HOT

STAMPED to ensure extra durability.

SILICON RUBBER FRICTION FEET placed at the bottom of the baseplate for precision map work.

THE SCALE LANYARD makes it easier to quickly make a distance judgement of your route or to plan your route in advance.

THE SLOPE CARD is great both for detecting avalanche risk and for determining how challenging

your journey will be.

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