Traditional Style 'Belt/Pouch Loop' Fire Steel (85-1156)
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Easy to hold and use
High spark yielding
A 2,000 year old fire making technology
Measures: Approx 85mm x 29mm x 4mm
Designed to be attached to a Belt/Pouch or Cloaks
Ideal for Bushcraft Enthusiast, Survivalists, Re-enactors,
And Budding Pioneers, Ideal for Beginners, Forestry Schools
This particular design of Fire Steel has been around for quite some time. Designed to be sewn into the side of a Pouch or with a leather tab sewn onto the edge of a Belt. It was one way of keeping your fire Steel on you and safe at all times. This Steel Striker is both easy to hold and use,and it is small enough to be placed in a Tinderbox or Tinder Pouch if you don't want to make it into a Fire steel Pouch or belt.
With the development of steel, however, the process was dramatically improved, transforming the technique into a worldwide phenomenon. The use of steel produced much hotter sparks when struck against Natural Flint, compared to the relatively cool sparks produced from Pyrite & Flint. These hotter sparks made the whole process of fire lighting a whole lot easier and a heck of a lot more reliable, it also enabled a greater variety of Tinder types to be used.The use of sparks to create fire is an ancient technology that stretches back through the annals of time for well over 14,000 years. From its inception to around 2,000 years ago this fire lighting technique was used with nodules of Iron Pyrite and Natural Flint.
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 or add one of our new Tinder Box starter kits to start you off on your traditional fire lighting journey.
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