The 'Flanders Tinderbox' with Hand Stitched, Hand Dyed Leather Gussted Pouch - Limited Edition
A limited edition Tinderbox with a beautifully hand crafted, simple Leather Pouch. Part of our range of vintage pre-loved tinderboxes by Beaver Bushcraft.
Once in a while we like to create something that is a little bit special. We have recently been collecting old Fire Steels, Tins and Tinderboxes for a new range of limited edition Fire Lighting Kits. Each tin will be different to each other as it will have its own unique patina. We at Beaver Bushcraft are becoming more and well known for our old school style of leather work. We like to think of our work as timeless and that it captures that old pioneering spirit.
The Hand Crafted Belt Pouch
Best Quality Leather
Hand Cross Stiched Tiger Thread
Hand-made in the UK
Belt Loop Fits Belts Up To 1-3/4 Inches
Internal Size (Approx): W 100mm by H 85mm by D 40mm
Will also fit a Standard 1oz Tobacco Tin or Altoids Tin
Hand Dyed Mahogany
The Pre-Loved French Tin
These tins that we source tend to be pre-loved but will have an slightly aged rustic patina, creating their own character. Perfect for re-enactors, bushcrafters, collectors or someone who wants something a little bit unique and maybe a possible heirloom for future generations. We do not re-touch the photos in any way, so the tins that you see in the photos are as true as we photgraph them.
Made in France
Classic Tobacco Tin
Very Good Condition
Very Slight Patina
Made in France
Engraved Hinged Lid
Measures approx 110mm x 60mm x 25mm
The Tinders & Fire Steel
Made in the UK
High Carbon Steel
Made by Beaver Bushcraft
Easy to hold
High Quality Spark
Measure Approx: 75mm x 35mm x 3.5mm (+/-)
Firelighting kit comes with:
2 x Hand Knapped Norfolk Flints
Jute Nest & Rope
2 x Bees Wax Candles
5 x Hand Cut sulpuer spills
Birch Paper to prevent scratching
The Sulphur Match has been use for thousands of years as a method for creating a fast and direct flame from a glowing ember, such as from a piece of Char Cloth without the need to go through the Tinder Bundle technique, which is so very smoky and only suitable for outdoor use. Since the sulphur in a Sulphur Match ignites at a temperature of around 440° Centigrade, by simply placing the tip of the Sulphur Match against the glowing ember, it will begin to melt and then it will ignite, thus it is suitable for making a direct flame in confined spaces. Caution, do not breath in the fumes as Sulphur has a rather unpleasant smell !!!
Once alight, it will burn with a beautiful blue flame, which is not always easy to see, especially if there is a lot of ambient light, such as sunlight. However, if you are not able to see a flame, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will smell it, because when sulphur burn in air, it gives off pungent and suffocating fumes that will choke you if you breath them in; these fumes are sulphur dioxide. When the burning sulphur takes hold it will ignite the wooden spill, which can then be used to ignite a candle or fire etc.
Sulphur Matches are safe to use (however we do advise caustion when using due to the fumes and are not suitable for small children) and keep well in a traditional Tinderbox, or other container, since they cannot accidentally be ignited by friction. Sulphur Matches will only ignite when heated by a glowing ember or flame.
The ember that is created from the smouldering Amadou is VERY HOT, which makes it an outstanding tinder for ALL primitive fire making techniques such as in Flint & Steel.
This amazing tinder is ideally suited to be used with traditional Flint & Steel, modern Sparking Flints, Fire Pistons, and Solar Ignition, like Parabolic Reflectors or Magnifying lenses. 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, or you can create a direct flame in just a few seconds with one of our Traditional - Hand Cut - Sulphur Matches.
Lightning a candle with traditional flint & steel and a single sulphur match