Dividers are used for measuring distances, especially for navigation. The stiffness is adjustable using a screw.
Light => If it falls it will not make marks on floors or tables, unlikely to hurt
Floats => It can be rescued
Sharp tips => Will stay foot on paper charts
Extends to 5 nautical miles on a 1 : 50 000 scale chart
Non magnetic => No compass disturbances
Tightening feature => If and when its wears, stiffness can be adjusted
Handling knob => Easy to measure distances by divider steps in half, full nautical miles, or by ony chosen distance
Made to order - can include some customisation
See the short video in the product description: https://youtu.be/aAW_i-9N_MQ
The legs can be opened/closed either by sliding a finger between them, or by squeezing the bulging. Wider legs halfway inhibits potential bending that could introduce measurement faults. Of the total of 5 parts, only the knot and bolt can be separated, the other parts are manufactured as integral parts with a minimum of play.
The model is designed by Jöns Aschan. Copyright 2023.