In the Old Norse, or Viking, language Runes were known as ‘futhark’ and it is often believed that early runes were not just used as a simple writing system, but as a system of enchanted ‘secret’ signs. These ‘secret’ signs were often inscribed on weapons & amour as well as made into amulets and other forms of jewelry as decorations or to entreat the influential Nordic gods to bring them Power, Wealth, Health, Success, Friendship, Strength, Luck or some other favor that could enhance and enrich their lives.
We have brought together a few of the more common ancient old Norse, Viking, power runes and incorporated each of them into an amulet pendant that can be worn as jewelry, yet doubles up as excellent Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire Striker.
Designed by us and hand finished by us at Beaver Bushcraft, these Traditional Viking Rune Strikers are ideal for use by everyone from the complete fire lighting beginner to the very best fire lighting master instructors. Why? Because they are extremely easy to use, very robust and give a high spark yield that remains hot enough to light tinder often on the first strike.
Old-style steel strikers are used for Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ fire lighting. When used with Chaga or Amadou tinder fungus or more commonly with Char Cloth, the sparks created from this ancient fire lighting system will easily ignite the tinder and form an ember. The ember can then be used to ignite a tinder bundle or even a traditional Sulphur Match, which can then be used to light the main fire, a candle or even a smoking pipe.
Our Traditional Viking Rune Strikers come complete with a slim brown paracord Thong so that it can be worn around the neck.
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Ideal for Beginners to Experts.
This style of Fire Steel is ideally suited for the complete Beginners to the Expert Traditional Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Master, and anyone in between who wants a Fire Steel that is exceptionally easy to use and that produces a very high yield of sparks with absolutely no effort.
This style of Fire Steel is ideally suited for instructors to use when teaching children Traditional 'Flint& Steel' Fire Lighting, or anyone who wants a more challenging spark based fire lighting methodology other than using a Ferrocerium Rod Striker. The balance, weight and shape of this style of Fire Steel make it an absolute doddle to use, giving off a high yield of sparks with no experience required. An exceptional Fire Steel at any level of experience. Experienced users should get sparks on each and every strike.
Tinder Pouch Starter Kit (Optional Extra)
Why not add to your traditional styled Fire Steel with one of our Tinder Pouch Starter Kits that contains everything that you would need to start creating fires the way our ancestors did for over 2,000 years? This simple Tinder Pouch Starter Kit contains everything that you would require to turn your Fire Steel into a Traditional Tinder Pouch.
Tinder Pouch Starter Kit Contents:
Beaver Bushcraft Natural Cotton Drawstring Pouch
Natural Norfolk Flints
Natural Amadou Tinder
100% Cotton Char Cloth
Jute Tinder Rope
How to look after and use your Traditional Fire Steel Instructions sheet