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.
This beautifully elegant styled Stuart or Georgian R- Striker Fire Steel was popular during the 17th/18th Century. Many that have been found are made from old Files. Recycling steel in this way could dramatically reduced the cost of making them since high quality steel was still, at the time, relatively hard to manufacture. The simple ‘R’ design was most probably used because it is one of fastest and simplest ways to turn spent Files into useful and resalable goods. This being done by simply drawing out the end of broken File into a long narrowing tang, curling the very end to form a small circle and then bending the tang over to form a ‘U’ shape. Some people call them 'R' shaped, others a 'U' shape, depending on how you look at them. We personally prefer to hold our 'R' shaped Fire steels upside down as we find its easier to strike when used with a sharp piece of flint and some tinder.
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.