Copper 1700s Trappers Traditional Tinderbox Complete With Flint & Steel and Tinder (85-2020-CO)
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Traditional 1700 'Trappers' Tinderbox (85-2020-CO)
Available in Solid Brass or Solid Copper
Flint & Steel Fire Lighting
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/Trappers 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 Tinderbox which will be full of lovely fire fighting essentials. You will be notified at the time of placing your order when your Tinderbox is due in.
The Trappers Tinderbox
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 Solid Brass or Solid Copper box. It was designed for easy and reliable fire making. The tinderboxes heavy duty Brass or Copper 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.
The tinderbox includes:
A Traditional Flint & Steel Striker
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Amadou Tinder Fungus
Jute Tinder Bundle Rope
5 x Hand Cut Sulphur Spills
All contained in a 1700 ‘Trappers’ Tinderbox/Tobacco Box
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 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.
We have tried to make our Tinderboxes as authentic as we can by offering a range of traditional styled Fire Steels and natural tinders. The Flint (Norfolk Flint) we supply has been specially knapped with ultra sharp edges and designed specifically to fit into the Tinderboxes. We like to think we are offering a little piece of history with our Tinderboxes. For other accessories such as hand stitched leather pouches, tinder options and other styles of Fire Steels please check out our other listings.