Classic Straight Tang R-Striker with Curly Tail - 96mm - Flint & Steel (857-1721-96) Checkout Discount Code (Use this code at checkout): 4+1 FREE
An ‘Authentic Historical Design’.
CIRCA: 17th -18th Century.
Made by Beaver Bushcraft.
A 2,000-year-old fire making technology.
High spark yield.
MATERIAL: High Carbon Steel.
SIZE: 96mm x 39 mm 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, 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.
Flint can be bought separately via the drop down menu.