Known for the unsurpassed accuracy of its compasses, the Silva® brand has been an essential among compass users since its founding by orienteer Björn Kjellström in 1946. Today, Silva offers compass designs ranging from beginner models to those for the experienced outdoor professional.
A lucky coincidence brought the instrument maker Gunnar Tillander, himself an orienteer, together with the three successful orienteering brothers of that time, Arvid, Björn and Alvar Kjellström. All realized the value of a more reliable orienteering compass. Each Kjellström had been deeply involved in the development of a liquid dampened compass combined with a protractor that would enable one to take a fast and accurate bearing from a map.
Today, Best Glide ASE is proud to offer some of the most dependable compasses available, the Silva Compass. Best Glide ASE offers a wide range of Silva Compasses, including the Polaris 177 Compass which Scouting Magazine, The Boy Scouts of America publication, listed as "Great Gear".