The Boxed Compass is a reproduction of an air-damped gimbaled compass in a beautiful handmade hardwood case. The 4-inch (10.2 cm) compass is fully gimbaled with a solid brass housing and gimbal set. The compass card is 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in diameter, and the case measures 6 inches (15.2 cm) square and 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm) tall.
The front of the box has a brass clasp and the box corners are inlaid with solid brass splines. The interior of the box is lined with dark green felt. An anchor sign is engraved on the front side of the lid.