Iron 1700s Trappers Traditional Tinderbox Complete with Flint & Steel and Tinder (85-2020-IR)
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Traditional 1700 'Trappers' Tinderbox (85-2020-IR)
Flint & Steel Fire Lighting
Full Fire Lighting Kit Included
PLEASE NOTE this is a pre – order item. As our Tinderboxes are now so popular and sell out extremely fast, we have introduced a new service so that our customers don’t miss out. Every month we get a new batch of Hudson Bay Tinderboxes arriving, so to avoid any disappointment we have decided to offer this as a service. When you place your order you are now guaranteed your Hudson Bay/Trappers Tinderbox full of lovely fire lighting essentials. You will be notified at the time of placing your order when your Tinderbox is due in.
This tinderbox is an exact replica of the 1700 Tinderbox that was carried by old-time early pioneers, trappers, traders, soldiers and frontiersmen of Canada and America in and around the seventeen hundreds. These tough Europeans would have needed a fire lighting method that was reliable, robust and compact enough to be carried with them when weight and space was at a premium.
This ergonomic 1700 ‘Trappers’ Tinderbox is a complete fire starting kit in one small compact and beautifully crafted in Iron. It was designed for easy and reliable fire making. The Iron will eventually patina down and produce a lovely effect.
The tinderboxes heavy duty construction protects the fire lighting contents from loss or damage, it is small, and light, enough to be kept in a pocket, and is all that is required to make reliable fires in a traditional way. There is a choice of Fire Steels so you can choose the style that appeals to you. See drop down menu.
The tinderbox includes:
A Traditional Flint & Steel Striker
See Drop Down Menu for Srikers
Amadou Tinder Fungus
Jute Tinder Bundle Rope
5 x Hand Cut Sulphur Spills
1 x Bees Wax Candle
All contained in a 1700 ‘Trappers’ Tinderbox/Tobacco Box
Please note some fire steels may be out of stock
With this great little kit our forebears would have been able to deftly create a fire in mere seconds and in almost any weather conditions that nature could throw at them.
This exquisitely made, high quality, reproduction, 1700 ‘Trappers’ tinderbox, would have been a very popular trade item during the early 1700's in the Canadian and American fur trade era. Made in the U.S.A and copied from a museum original by Tedd Cash, the tinderbox has a hinged, spring clip closure lid. The polished Iron (also available in Solid Brass or Solid Copper) box measures 97 x 59 x 25mm (3 13/16" x 2 5/16" x 1") and weighs 78 grams, without the fire starting kit, and approximately 117 grams, with the fire starting kit.
More information about making fire from sparks can be found on our Bushcraft Articles and Tips section. Please see our selection of soft suede 'Possibles' Pouches and Tinder options we have to go with your Trappers Tinderbox. Please note any other items shown in the photos are for display only, this sale is for 1 x TinderBox plus full fire lighting kit as in the description.