The Challenger – 'Difficult' - Mini-Strikers - 43mm & 50mm - Traditional Flint & Steel Fire Lighting (865-2023)
The Challenger – ‘Difficult’ is for people with a ‘Flint & Steel’ Skill Level of at least ‘Veteran’ (Level 4) or better.
This Challenger Set is for ‘Veteran’ (Level 4+) users ONLY.
An Original Design by Beaver Bushcraft.
A 2,000-year-old fire making technology.
MATERIAL: High Carbon Steel.
SIZE: 43 & 50mm
WEIGHT: 12 & 16 grams
IDEAL FOR: Bushcraft, Survival, Hiking and Camping Enthusiasts.
FROM: Veteran to Master.
USED BY: Re-enactors, Budding Pioneers, Bushcraft & Forestry Schools, Vikings and LARPS.
Made in the UK by Beaver Bushcraft.
What level are you?
Experience Level 1 – Novice (White Belt) Experience Level 2 – Beginner (Yellow Belt) Experience Level 3 – Apprentice (Orange Belt) Experience Level 4 – Veteran (Brown Belt) Experience Level 5 – Expert (Black Belt) Experience Level 6 – Pundit (Dark-Grey Belt) Experience Level 7 – Guru (Medium-Grey Belt) Experience Level 8 – Master (Light-Grey) "A One Percenter" (99% will fail) Experience Level 9 – Grand Master (White Belt – Full-Circle) "A One Million" Experience Level 10 – Deity (No Belt - Nothing to Prove!)
WARNING! Please DO NOT buy this Flint and Steel set if you are new to Flint and Steel fire lighting. It will severely deflate your confidence levels and may put you off Traditional Flint and Steel fire lighting if you fail to use it properly. NOTE: - Up to 60% of those that have tried this challenge have failed to create even a single spark with this set, let alone an ember or even a fire! BE WARNED this is not as easy as it looks!
Our Fire Steels are made from the very best materials to the highest spec, and because it is made by us you are guaranteed it is made to last a lifetime. Supplied with attention and skill has gone into the making of our tiny, mini fire steels as in our larger versions. Don’t let their small scale deceive you, they are just as hard to make, and finish, maybe even harder due to their diminutive size. All our fire steels are made from the very best High Carbon Steel we can source. Each Fire Steel has been designed and hand-crafted by us, so that we can guarantee that they are made to the very highest standards … anywhere! They will not break if they are dropped, and are guaranteed, to produce showers of super-hot spark … Guaranteed!
How it all happened:
The idea of this specialised Mini Flint & Steel Tinderbox kit was to set a very difficult ‘Challenge.’ A challenge that very few would succeed in conquering. No only because it has not been done before and is fun to do, but to allow the growth peoples’ skills in this very Traditional Flint & Steel way of making fire. We thought that it would be a fantastic way to separate the ‘Men from the Boys, and ‘Women from the Girls’, so to speak!
We surprised Mark, our Workshop Elf, General Dogs Body, and CEO, at his desk. And challenge him to put his money where his mouth was, so to speak. There were no rehearsals, he was filmed in real time, with no fancy editing, we just put him on the spot, as it were, with a camera, the Mini-Traditional Flint & Steel Tinderbox, complete with its four Mini Fire Steels, some Amadou and Amadou Fluff, a few small pieces of our best flint shards and nothing else. Can you beat him? Want to try the challenge and increase your skills??
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 two Fire Steels as shown above, 6 x Mini-Pieces of Natural Flint and a piece of Amadou.
The Flint and Amadou supplied, are intended for use if you wish to take part in the official Beaver Bushcraft Challenge as specified above, otherwise use any sized piece of Flint or Tinder that is appropriate for your own needs.
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.
Related Videos: (Please Note: These videos are for demonstration purposes only. Some of the items shown in these videos are not included in this sale.