Depending on type and manufacturer, the sextant case will either be made of a hardwood or plastic.
The wooden cases are fitted with a carrying handle, patent fasteners, lock and key. Inside the case are wooden chocks built to prevent the sextant being dislodged. The plastic case does not have a lock or key and the inside is filled with specially shaped plastic foam.
Normally the accessories will include:
- A sextant spanner.
- A sextant screwdriver or ball headed adjustment pin.
- Sextant oil in a small bottle.
- Spare telescope (if carried).
- A soft cloth or chamois leather.