A solid brass folding desktop sundial compass, that measures 3.25" in diameter. Once in the right position, the shadow of the vane falls on the local time. Both the scale and vane lie flat when you close the sundial. This replica sundial is not intended as a scientific instrument or to measure time. Displayed alone on a desk, or mixed with other nautical pieces, it is a classy addition for your home, Office or den. It makes for a wonderful nautical gift and is a great item to use for prizes or awards for that special nautical themed event. Why send send one to a friend today and put a huge smile on their face.