HAND FORGED by Andrew Kirkham - Traditional 'C' Shaped Classic Fire Steel (85-1010)
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Andrew Kirkham Traditional Hand Made Fire Steels (85-1010)
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Beautifully Styled Traditional Fire Steel
Great for Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire Lighting
Hand Made by Andrew Kirkham
Beautifully Hand Forged in the UK
Easy to hold and use
High spark yielding
A 2,000 year old fire making technology
Measures: Approx. 70mm (W) by 44mm (W) by 3mm (T)
Comes with one Piece of Natural Sharp Flint and Char Cloth
Ideal for Bushcraft Enthusiast, Survivalists, Re-enactors,
And Budding Pioneers
Fire Steels of this design are a simple variation on the classic ‘C’ shaped Fire Steels, but with the inclusion of a thicker ‘hump’ on the inside striking surface (the Belly) of the long side of the Steel. A Fire Steel of this style, which now resides in the Science Museums as part of the donated ‘Bryant & May Museum of Fire-Making Appliances’ collection, was purchased in 1898 from a Bazaar at Tizi Ouzou in Algeria. It was said to have been used by the Kabyle Tribe [people], who are the the largest nation in North Africa to be considered exclusively Berber. However, there is more compelling evidence that suggests that this design originated from the Viking era, since many Fire Steels of this style with the ‘Hump’ have been found in Viking burial mounds.
The extremely well made Fire Steels were made for us by the much-valued blacksmith Andrew Kirkham who specialises in historical replicas. All our Fire Steels come complete with a piece of specially knapped natural flint. We have the flint specially knapped for us to ensure that the edges are razor sharp to create the very best array of sparks when stuck with one of our fire steels. We also enclose a sample of our 100% Char Cloth.
PLEASE NOTE: The Fire Steel dimensions may vary very slightly as this is a hand made item.