Traditional 1700 Brass 'Trappers' Tinderbox with Full Fire Lighting Kit (85-2020-BR)
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Brass 1700s Trappers Traditional Tinderbox Complete with Flint & Steel and Tinder (85-2020-BR)
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Traditional 1700 'Trappers' Tinderbox (85-2020-GM)
Flint & Steel Fire Lighting
Full Fire Lighting Kit Included
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 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
10 x Hand Cut Sulphur Matches
1 x Bees Wax Candle
All contained in a 1700 ‘Trappers’ Tinderbox/Tobacco Box
We have tried to make our Tinderboxes as authentic as we can by offering a range of traditional style tinders and a slection of Fire Steels. Some of our Fire Steels are hand forged by Bethel Forge and are made to look rustic as if they actually have come from that time period. Each Fire Steel is made by 'eye' and produces a good quality spark. Bethel Forge still uses traditional 'forging' techniques. The 'Anvil' they use is over 150 years old and the 'Bellows' are now over 200 years old. Some of our Fire Steels are our own brand and have been made in the UK. We have tried to give our customers a choice of fire steels to suit individual styles and pockets.
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.
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.
Copper version shown with Soft Leather Tinder Pouch
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 this listing is for 1 x Brass Tinderbox with tinder and hand forged Fire Steel, any other accessories shown in the photos are for display only.