Hudson Bay Tinderbox with Full Fire Lighting Kit & Jute Drawstring Pouch
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A built-in Magnifying/Burning Lens
Tin has a slightly aged patina already
A Traditional 'Oval' Flint & Steel Striker
Made in the UK by Beaver Bushcraft
Amadou Tinder Fungus
Amadou Tinder Down
Jute Tinder Bundle Rope
5 x Hand Cut Sulphur Spills
2 x Bees Wax Candles
10 x Amadou Core Pieces (for using with Lens)
Natural Flint Piece
Natural Jute Drawstring Pouch
Measures: 150mm x 190mm
The Hudson Bay Tinderbox
One of our best selling items are our very popular Hudson Bay T inderboxes which come complete with all the essential ingredients needed to fore full all your fire lighting needs in one elegant box. This classic design captures the essence of an era gone by and if cared for, will last and last.
This very popular tinderbox is an exact replica of the traditional Hudson Bay Tinderbox as used by the old-time early pioneers of Canada and America. These tough European settlers’ would have needed a fire lighting method that was reliable, robust and compact enough to be carried with them when weight was at a premium. The traditional Hudson Bay Tinderbox is a complete fire starting kit in one small compact and beautifully crafted unit and its ergonomic construction was designed for easy and reliable fire making.
This Hudson Bay Tinderbox is completely rust proof, the heavy duty construction protects the fire lighting contents from loss or damage, it is small, and light, enough to be kept in a pocket, and is all that is required to make reliable fires in a traditional way
We have tried to make our Hudson Bay Tinderboxes as authentic as we can by offering a range of tinders that would probably been used around the time of the Hudson Bay era. Originally they would have used the traditional Hudson Bay 'Oval' Fire Steel (hence the name 'Hudson Bay Oval').
The Flint (Norfolk Flint) we supply has been specially knapped with ultra sharp edges and designed specifically to fit into the Tinderboxes. We like to think we are offering a little piece of history with our Tinderboxes. To see more of the ranges of tinders that we have on offer or to read more about them & what they do please click here to view.
Video: Using the Hudson Bay Tinderbox
Solar Fire Lighting
This great little kit enables the making of fires in almost any weather conditions; during sunny days sunlight would have been used to create the initial ember by focussing the sunlight, through, the burning lens onto the char cloth, thereby saving the Flint & Steel, both of which were valuable resources in those days. On cloudy days when the weather did not allow the use of the burning lens, the Flint & Steel would have been deftly used to create a fire in mere seconds.
Hudson Bay tinderboxes were originally a very popular trade item carried by the Hudson Bay Company and Northwest Company during the early 1700's in the Canadian and American fur trade era. Made in the U.S.A and copied from a museum original by Tedd Cash, these beautifully made, high quality, reproduction tinderboxes have a friction-fit lid and a high quality 35mm (1 3/8”) 6x magnification, built-in, burning glass lens, which is mounted in the lid and protected by a lens cap. Each of these superb oval tinderboxes box measures approximately 112mm long by 80mm wide by 28mm deep, or 4-5/16 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1- 3/16 inches deep in old money and weigh in at around 85 grams or 3oz, without the fire starting kit, and approximately 150 grams or 5-1/3oz with the fire starting kit. Please note the listing is for 1 x Brass Tinderbox with full fire lighting kit & a traditional Fire Steel, no other accessories seen in the photos are included.
The Jute drawstring pouch that comes with this kit is high quality and not only fits the Hudson bay Tinderbox but does have room for storing some extra tinder. However we do have a range of bespoke hand crafted Leather Pouches that are very much in keeping with the pioneering feel and are designed to house your Hudson Bay Tinderbox. To see our full range of Bespoke hand stitched, hand dyed Leather Pouches please click here to view more options.
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Lightning a candle with traditional flint & steel and a single sulphur match
Always great to see our our German Silver Hudson Bay Tinderboxes are coming along with their new owners. The photo on the left is by deathoftheparty on Instagram & shows what a great patina is now has and plus how great the Hudson Bay Belt Pouch looks too. The other pic is by Andy from birch_bushcraft and again shows how great these kits look aftertime.