Hand Cross Stitched Leather Mini Leather Tinderbox Pouch
with Traditional Fire Steel & Tinder
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High Quality Hand Stitched Leather Tinder Pouch
Hand Cross Stitched in Tiger Thread
Colour: Donkey Brown
Press Stud Fastening
Measures: 70mm x 65mm
Made in the UK
A Traditional 'Oval' Steel Striker
Please Note : Fire Steel Oval Shape May Vary
2 x Natural Piece of Norfolk Flint Shards
Natural Amadou Tinder Fungus
3 x Jute Rope for Tinder Nest
The Tinder Pouch
This high quality mini Leather Tinder Pouch has been hand cross stitched in dark brown tiger thread. This little Mini Pouch has been designed to fit snuggly into most sized pockets or just to pop into your survival kit or rucksack. Just big enough to fit a few little bits of Tinder, some flint and an oval Fire Steel. This mini kit can be kept on you at all times as its light weight, durable and handy sized to cover your most basic needs. Just as a tip, we wrap the Amadou around the flint to keep the flint safe, as the edges can be very sharp!.
The Traditional 'Oval' Fire Steel
Handmade in the UK, this beautiful traditional Fire Steel is based on the Hudson Bay 'Oval'. (Please note that they do vary in shape & size). It fits snuggly into the pouch and comes with a hand knapped piece of Norfolk flint and some Amadou. Just enough for a few adventures into the woods.
Amadou is made from the Horse’s Hoof Fungus, which has a fine, velvety layer resembling suede leather. This suede-like trama layer is sandwiched between a tough nut-like, outer, layer called the Cuticle and the pores, which are thousands of tiny tubes all packed together. The Horse’s Hoof Fungus is mainly found on dead trees such as the Birch and Beech, and it resembles a horse’s hoof – hence its common name. Amadou is very hard to source, and even more difficult to make well.
Amadou was used by our ancient forefathers because it makes excellent tinder able to catch even the vaguest of sparks, it is probably one of the best tinder that can be found in nature. It is has a beautiful velvet feel and is as resilient as suede leather and can be stored indefinitely. Amadou has been used for fire-making for thousands of years, and would have been found in virtually every travellers tinder box because of its great reliability.
Once your Amadou has caught a spark, it will begin to glow and gently smoke. This newly formed ember is very hard to extinguish since it burns so INCREDIBLY HOT. Any wind or breeze that blows on it will cause it to get even hotter!
Once the ember has become established, to your satisfaction, you have more than ample time to place the Amadou ember into the centre of a previously prepared tinder bundle – and then blown into a flame. Whilst Amadou burns very hot it burns at a steady and slow pace; a small piece, about the size of your thumb nail will burn for a good minute or so.