IDEAL FOR: Bushcraft, Survival, Hiking and Camping Enthusiasts.
FROM: Novice to Master.
USED BY: Re-enactors, Budding Pioneers, Bushcraft & Forestry Schools, Vikings and LARPS.
Made in the UK by Beaver Bushcraft.
Used to make fires the old school way!
This traditional ‘Flint and Steel’ fire starter is the ‘Hudson Bay Oval Fire Steel Striker’ that is designed and made by Beaver Bushcraft, based on the commonly used fire steel design created and traded by the Canadian ‘Hudson Bay Trading Company’ during the 17-18th century Canadian / American pioneering era.
Flint and Steel strikers are ideal for keeping in a traditional style ‘Tinderbox’ or ‘Tinder Pouch’. They were, almost exclusively, used by our ancestors to create a fire, in for heating and cooking, whilst out in the wilds, or at home.
The steel was used by striking it against the edge of a piece super-sharp natural flint, or chert, to create sparks. With a deft hand, and a bit of luck, it was expected that at least one of the sparks produced would land in a piece of tinder that was held on the flint. This would then create a red-hot ember. The ember was then used to ignite a fire-lay, a pipe, a sulphur match, or a candle.
After a little practice this Traditional ‘Hudson Bay’ Oval Striker should become extremely easy to use.
It is ideal for practicing, and teaching, traditional spark-based fire lighting.
The classic ‘Hudson Bay’ Oval Striker is lightweight, well balanced and the ergonomic shape should make it easy to use with just small amount of practice.
This striker is an exceptional first time 'Flint and Steel Striker' and is ideal for all levels of experience, from beginner to expert.
All our strikers made from 4mm thick high-quality steel.
They are incredibly robust and will not break if accidentally dropped on a hard surface unlike many other strikers in the market.
Our Fire Steels have been specially designed to spark efficiently when using the correct striking technique, and that optimal spark generation can only really be achieved when using a new super sharp piece of flint, as well as some good quality, and dry tinder, such as Char Cloth, Amadou or Chaga.
Happy Fire Lighting!
This sale is for the Fire Steel ONLY.
No Flint, or Tinder, is included in this sale.
Accessories for this Fire Steel can be purchased separately from one of our drop-down menus (See above).
Is this a Gift? Why not add a Gift Bag with your Fire Steel purchase? If your purchase is intended as Gift, for a friend, or a loved one, why not also add one of our Gift Bags as shown below?
Gift Bag for ‘Flint & Steel’ Strikers
This simple Gift Bag everything you need to start you on your traditional, spark based, fire lighting journey. With clear and simple instructions on creating fire the ‘Old School Way!’, a methodology practiced for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years.
This ‘Gift Bag’ will make your purchase just that little bit more unique, especially if you want to turn it into a gift for someone.
This additional item also makes a great starter kit for someone who may be new to ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire lighting without costing the earth.
The ‘Gift Bag’ Includes:
A simple 100% Cotton drawstring bag with our Beaver Bushcraft logo on it.
A Super-Sharp specially knapped piece of English Flint.
Amadou Tinder - 1g (+/-).
Jute Tinder Cord – 3” (x3).
Happy Fire Lighting! Card.
Simple how to use “Traditional Flint & Steel” instructions.