Hand 'Saddle' Stitched Hudson Bay Tinderbox Pouch (45-5080)
Hand Dyed in Saddle Tan & Sam Browne Fastening
FREE UK Delivery
Made in The UK
Hand Saddle Stitched
Fire Steel Option Available: (See Drop Down Menu)
Colours Available: (See Drop Down Menu)
Fastening Options Available: (See Drop Down Menu)
Fire Steel Loop Available: (See Drop Down menu)
Fits All Belts Up To 1-3/4 Inches
Internal Size (Approx): 100mm (4 inches) wide by 80mm (3-1/8 inches) across by 35mm (1-1/4 inch) deep
Weight (Approx): 100g
Our handmade leather Hudson Bay Tinderbox ‘Possibles’ Pouches are designed to accommodate, any one of our full range of Hudson Bay Tinderboxes, with the base of the pouch being curved to the same dimensions as the Hudson Bay Tinderbox itself. It is also well suited to be used with our 1700 ‘Trappers’ Tinderbox and our 1790 ‘ English’ Tinderbox. The originally design of pouch was commissioned, by one of our clients, to be used with his own Hudson Bay Tinderbox and since then many of our other customers have shown an interest and asked us to make one for them as well.
Photo showes the Saddle Stitched with Fire Steel Loop in Black with Press Stud Fastening
Each of these high quality Hudson Bay Tinderbox ‘Possibles’ Pouches is carefully made from best quality vegetable tanned 3.5mm (+/-) thick, soft, supple leather. The leather used in these pouch will protect a Hudson Bay Tinderbox from scratching and other damage that so easily befalls valuable items of this nature, allowing it to be safely secured to a belt. A strong full-belt-loop attached to the rear of the pouch so that it can be fitted to any belt that is up to 1-3/4 Inches wide. The approximate dimensions of each Pouch 100mm (4 inches) wide by 80mm (3 inches) across by 35mm (1-1/4 inch) deep, and weighs just under 130 grams.
Whilst the Hudson Bay Tinderbox ‘Possibles’ Pouch was originally designed to house a Hudson Bay Tinderbox, the Pouch itself is perfect for just about anyone – Bushcraft & Survival Enthusiasts, Campers and Hikers etc - who wants a small Handmade ‘Possibles’ Pouch that can be used with, or without, a Hudson Bay Tinderbox. It is also ideal for Mobile Phones, Keys and other small objects that would normally be carried in a pocket.
There are three basic approaches to fastening the pouch flap:
The first option is to use a solid brass traditional Sam Browne stud that has been used to fasten items together for well over 100 years. The Sam Browne stud is a proven, reliable and very simple military fastening technology, invented in the 19th century by British army officer called Sam Browne, who had the misfortune to lose his left arm whilst serving in India. Naturally, therefore, Sam Browne studs enable you fastening two items together with just one hand and in only a couple of seconds. Using the KISS principle, as a guide, Sam Browne studs really have nothing that can go wrong with them, they simply work by pressed the brass Sam Browne stud through a specially prepared eyelet in another piece of leather. Moreover, this simple, reliable fastening system has been adopted by many of the world’s army and police forces, being used as part of their uniforms and other pieces of kit.
The second choice is to use high quality Press Studs that are available in a choice of three colours, Brass, Chrome or Military Spec in Black.
The third option is to use the very traditional Toggle method of fastening together two items of leather together giving your pouch that time honoured traditional rustic appeal. Since Toggle technology has been in use for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years, you can be sure that it works, and works well. Toggle technology is so reliable that it is practically guaranteed to never go wrong or fail, if it does, however, the technology is so low that a new Toggle could be fashioned from some old lace and a bit of leather, antler or bone in just a few minutes. Our toggle can be made from either Leather or Antler.
Leather Colours : Choose from six different colours of leather that range from the natural colour of the leather, called Natural or Russet to Saddle Tan, Hazelnut Brown, Chestnut Brown, Mahogany or Black.
Photo shows Traditional Saddle Stitching Detail
Traditionally 'Saddle' Stitched in a thread colour of your choice (see Thread Colours below). Traditional Saddle stitching has been used since the time immoral as, without doubt, the very best way to sew two items of leather together. Saddle stitching effectively uses two separate threads to sew the leather together, and if done properly the thread forms an Overhand Knot that is hidden between the layers of leather. This means that if one thread should ever break or be cut the second thread will keep the item securely stitched together until permanent repairs can be made. When traditional ‘Saddle’ stitching is done by a master, it will be very difficult for anyone who is not au-fait with this skill to tell whether the stitching was done by man or machine; the back of the stitch line will be as neat and even as the front.
Fire Steel Loop Option
With a FireSteel Loop incorporated into this item you will be able to stow any Army sized FireSteel, such as the Light-My-Fire - ‘Army’ FireSteels or our PyroFlint™ - Army sized FireSteel. If you would like another size of FireSteel Loop attaching to this item, instead of the standard Army size, then please ‘Contact Us’ when you make your purchase and we will be happy to alter the size for you.
What are Hudson Bay Tinderboxes?
Hudson Bay Tinderboxes are beautifully crafted traditional tinderboxes that were used by our forebears during the 18th and 19th as a trades good in the wilderness territories of North America and Canada. Commissioned by the famous Hudson Bay Company during this time these fantastic little tinderboxes were a much-prized item that could be used, in deft hands, to light fire just about anywhere, in mere seconds.
PLEASE NOTE: None of the Hudson Bay Tinderboxes or any other accessories shown on this page are included in this sale. However, if you would like to purchase one of the matching items please look at the options available in our other listings.
Please also note that we sometimes have at least a 2 week waiting list for our bespoke leather items.