Traditional 17th-18th Century Straight Tang Fire Steel - Medium Size
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Beautifully Styled Traditional Straight Tang Fire Steel
Circa 17th - 18th Century English
Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire Lighting
Made in the UK
High Carbon Steel
Easy to hold and use
High spark yielding
A 2,000 year old fire making technology
Measures Approx: 70mm x 30mm x 4mm (+/-)
Ideal for Bushcraft Enthusiast, Survivalists, Re-enactors,
And Budding Pioneers
This larger then life striker is perfect for traditional fire lighting.This beautifully elegant styled Stuart or Georgian ‘U’ style Fire Steel was popular during the 17th to 18th Century and 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 ‘U’ 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.
Please note no Flint or Tinders are included with this item, these can be purchased separately from the drop down menus. Any other items seen in the photos are for display only. Or why not add one of our Tinder Pouch or Tinder box starter kits to help you on your traditional fire lighting journey, see drop down menus for these extra items. This style of fire steel is also available in a larger size.
Tinder Pouch Starter Kit (Optional Extra)
Why not add to your traditional styled Fire Steel 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.
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How to look after and use your Traditional Fire Steel Instructions sheet