Can be Used as a both a Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Striker (85-1751)
and as a Ferrocerium Rod Striker
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Made in the UK by Beaver Bushcraft
4mm (±) Thick High Carbon Steel
High Sparking Yield
Easy to Hold and Use
With Lanyard Hole
Maximises Spark Production
Hardwearing and Reliable
Lightweight Precision Ground Striker
Can be Used on any Pyrophoric Alloy/Ferrocerium Flint Rod
Curved edge can also be used as a Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Fire Steel
Ideal for Beginners to the Hardened Bushcraft Enthusiasts
Ideal for Survival Kits & Tinderboxes
Measures: 62mm x 15 mm
Weight (approx): 19g
It’s a perfect little EDC tool for your Fire Lighting Kits, Survival Tins,Tinder Pouches etc. Can be worn around the neck by adding some paracord or leather thonging.
The Combo Fire Striker is the most modern, and reliable, means of striking sparks from any type of pyrophoric alloy Fire Flints, Swedish Fire Steels, Ferro Rods, on the market. Measuring just 62mm x 15 mm, they are safe to use and very hardwearing. When using a Ferrocerium Rod Striker with any one of our full range of modern pyrophoric alloy flint rods, you will be able to safely produce a shower of super hot sparks that reach temperatures of 3,100° Centigrade, which is 5,600° Fahrenheit. These super hot sparks are hot enough to ignite just about every kind of tinder that there is.
Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Fire Lighting
Combo Fire Strikers have also been uniquely designed so that the curved main edge can be used for Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Fire Lighting when struck against a piece of Natural and sharp Flint with a piece of Tinder, such as Char Cloth or Amadou, placed against the striking surfaces. This unique added bonus makes the Combo Fire Striker an essential piece of kit in Survival Tins .
Specially Ground Cutting Edge
The ‘Combo Fire Striker' is made from high carbon-steel that has been specially hardened to give it an extremely long life span. It should last the average Bushcraft, Survival and Camping enthusiast for many years of trustworthy service. The ‘Combo Fire Striker' has been specially designed to maximise spark production with minimal effort and technique, making it ideal for use by everyone from absolute beginners to tried and tested Bushcraft Old-timers.
The specially ground Combo Fire Striker's working edges can create a shower of superhot sparks with magical ease on any Ferrocerrium Fire Steel because each of the exposed flat surfaces has been specially ground to give very hard and very sharp 90-degree cutting-edges. The 90-degree ground angles ensures that each cutting edge is just about as tough and durable as a cutting edge can get, so it will easily strike off sparks from any modern pyrophoric alloy Flint Rod, Swedish Fire Steel etc.
Please Note that any equipment shown in the photos are for display only. This sale is for 1 x Combo Fire Striker only.
Used For Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Fire Lighting Steel
Although the ‘Combination Ferro Rod and Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Striker’ was originally designed only to be used to strike sparks from a modern Ferro Rod a slight modification to the design allowed it to be used as a Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire Steel as well. When used with a piece of Natural Flint or Quartz the ‘Combination Ferro Rod and Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Striker’ will throw off a shower of sparks that can be used to create an ember on Char Cloth, Amadou or Chaga. This added bonus extends the range and usefulness of this great little combination Striker.
Cutting Edge Safety
The normal code of practice, when using modern ferrocerium flint rods, is to strike off sparks from the surface of the flint rod by means of a sharp knife blade, piece of sharp flint or glass, or some other sharpened tool, since a cutting edge that is dull will not generate sparks. As a general rule of thumb, the sharper the cutting edge the easier it is to create sparks and the more of them that will be produced. These super little Combo Fire Strikers are much safer to use then the back of your knife like some hardened Bushcrafters do!!
Now I know that this is little dramatic, but it should give everyone cause for concern, to consider that when sharp cutting tools are manoeuvred at a fast speeds, by human muscle, tendon and bone, especially if your hands are cold and you are tired at the end of a long hard day, the chances of causing yourself a serious cut, if your aim is slightly off, by striking a finger or your hand, instead of the ferrocerium rod with the sharpened cutting tool are quite high. Certainly, the shocking vision of an oozing measure of the red stuff dripping onto your feet, or worse still, your tinder, or tinder bundle, can be a hindrance to best performance and practice; the risk should therefore be kept to an absolute minimum.
Since all of the ‘Combo Fire Striker' cutting edges are ground to 90-degree angles, which is a cutting angle that is most suited to removing shards of pyrophoric alloy, yet the angle is much too large to be effective at removing slices skin. When using the Shark Tindebox - ‘Combo Fire Striker' the risk of personal accidents will dramatically decrease, whilst the chances of making a successful strike and obtaining an ember on the first strike will dramatically increase.
The ‘Combo Fire Striker' incorporates a handy lanyard hole so that it can be attached to a Ferro Rod or hung on some cord and worn around the neck or safely attached to a belt or stowed in a pocket. Take a look through our other Listings for some little extras such as our new 'Tinder Bundle Pack' or our small Leather 'Possibles' Pouches to go with your new product!!!
Tinder Pouch Starter Kit (Optional Extra)
Why not add to your 'Combo' Striker 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