The Polaris - Flint & Steel Fire Striker & Navigation Guide
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The Polaris Flint & Steel Striker.
An Original Design by Beaver Bushcraft.
A 2,000-year-old fire making technology.
High spark yield.
MATERIAL: High Carbon Steel.
SIZE:63mm x 49mm x 4mm (+/-).
ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Easy to hold and use.
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.
Accesories Available: See Drop Down Menu for more Options.
'Not all those who wonder are lost'.......especially if you are wearing this amazing traditional styled fire steel pendant. This fire steel pendant has been cleverly designed to as a navigation aid to help you find the North Star. Made to scale, it can be worn around the neck or kept safe in a tinder pouch. You can add your own thonging or cord and can be worn as a Fire Steel pendant. Add some beads too, do what you wish. Something a bit different for the explorer in your life.
A few notes on the Polaris……the degree markings on the right of the Fire Steel are degrees of arc in the sky. The arc distance is measured using the distance between the stars are just there as an informational guide, as is the ruler at the bottom - top scale is in 1/8 inches and bottom scale is in mm. The stars are just there as an informational guide, as is the ruler at the bottom - top scale is in 1/8 inches and bottom scale is in mm.
A bit about the North Star
Polaris is a star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Ursa Minor. Commonly known as the North Star or Pole Star.
With an apparent magnitude that varies around 1.98, it is the brightest of all the stars in the constellation and can easily be spotted by the naked eye at night. The position of the star lies less than1* away from the north celestial pole making it the current northern Pole star. Due to the stable position of the start in the northern sky has made it an extremely valuable tool for navigation since man rode the waves and travelled by sea.
One day we hope to make the same fire steel striker but showing that of the Southern Cross. So watch this space…..
Our Fire Steels
All our designs are ideal for keeping in a traditional Tinderbox or in a Tinder Pouch. Perfect for Vikings, Bushcrafters, Survivalsits, Cosplayers and ideal for making fire the old school way. Perfect for re-enactors & Film, TV Productions due to it's traditional style. This style of Fire Steel is extremely easy to use and is ideal for a Novice to Advanced and sparks efficiently with the correct technique. This style of Fire is well balanced and the weight and shape make it easy to use with just a modicum of experience. A good array of sparks can be created when used with sharp flint, the right striking technique and lots of good quality dry tinder. This Flint & Steel striker is perfect for making fire the old fashioned way! Made from High Carbon Steel in the UK. 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.
We have been sent an amazing amount of photos from various customers with their Polaris Fire Steel strikers, sadly it's been hard to feature all of them but here's two of our favourites: the famous Dave Canterbury from Pathfinder Survival on the left. And all proudly showing theirs off are Renzo and his team from Cimone Outdoors in Italy on the right!
NEW to Beaver Bushcraft: Additional Extra, the 'Polaris' Tinder Pouch ! See below for details on this new exciting accessory to go with your Polaris Fire Steel.
A hand-crafted 'Polaris' Leather Pouch to go with your Polaris Fire Steel. We have recently added a new funky miniature leather tinder pouch designed to go specifically for this extremely popular fire steel. The hand-crafted leather ‘Polaris’ pouch can be purchased separately via the drop down menu or click on this link to view the leather mini pouches. There are three styles to choose from :
Style A: Dark Brown Hues with Saddle Stitched Detail.
Style B: Soft Italian Leather in Tan.
Style C: Dark Brown Hues with Cross Stitched Detail.
And if you buy the ‘Polaris’ leather pouch to go with your Polaris Fire Steel, we will happily add in some Amadou and flint to complete your purchase. Happy Fire Lighting!
This sale is for the Fire Steel ONLY (unless buying the pouch to match).
No Flint or Tinder is included in this sale (unless the pouch is purchased also).
Accessories for this Fire Steel can be purchased separately from one of our drop-down menus (See above).
Or 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.