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The use of sparks to create fire, is a technology that has been around for at least 14,000 years. Bringing this technology up to date, we have the Mini PyroFlint™ Fire Block, which is a Ferrocerium Fire Flint Rod attached to a Beech wood block. The Beech wood block measures 55mm by 27mm by 10mm and weighs in at around 12 grams, incorporated in the block is a Lanyard hole that can be adapted for the wrist or neck use.
The Mini PyroFlint™ Fire Block is an ideal student learning tool when spark based fire lighting is being taught to the Cubs, Scouts or Bushcraft and Survival schools as a group activity. It is lightweight, easy to use & hold, and ideal for All beginners to this ancient way of making fire. It also has a substantial life expectancy of well over 2,000 strikes, many times, more than enough to master the techniques required for this exciting form of fire lighting.
Sparks can easily be struck from the Mini PyroFlint™ Fire Block, using any hard and relatively sharp tool, such as a piece of broken hacksaw blade, file or a piece of natural flint, even a piece of broken glass, at a pinch, can be used. I should point out, however, that broken glass, as everyone knows, is notoriously sharp and easily cuts flesh, therefore a great deal of care should be observed when, and if, attempting to use this substance.
By placing a small piece of Char Cloth, natural Amadou or Chaga tinder fungus near to the point where the sparks will land, when the Mini PyroFlint™ Fire Block is struck an ember can easily be created. This glowing ember can be placed in a Tinder Bundle and then blown into a flame. Alternatively a direct flame can be created if the sparks are made to land on a small piece of natural Kapok or fluffed up cotton wool, which has been treated with some oil or petroleum gel.
You can purchase the Mini PyroFlint™ Fire Block either singly or in batches of five; if you require larger quantities please Contact Us where we will be happy to offer you a larger quantities discount.