1790 'English' Tinderbox
Solid Brass or Solid Copper

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1790 English Tinderbox Traditional 'Flint & Steel' 1790 'English' Tinderbox in Brass
1790 'English' Tinderbox with contents Traditional 'Flint & Steel' 1790 'English' Tinderboxmade from Brass, with contents displayed
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  • Traditional 1790 'English' Tinderbox
  • Available in Either Solid Brass or Copper
  • Flint & Steel Fire Lighting

This tinderbox is an exact replica of the 1790 'English' Tinderbox that was carried by old-time early pioneers, trappers, traders, soldiers and frontiersmen of Canada and America in and around the late seventeen hundreds. These tough pioneers would have used a tinderbox that was reliable, tough and compact enough to be carried with them when weight and space was at a premium.

This ergonomic 1790 'English' Tinderbox is a complete fire starting kit in one small compact and beautifully crafted Solid Brass or Solid Copper box. It was designed for easy and reliable fire making.

The tinderboxes heavy duty solid Brass or solid Copper construction protects the fire lighting contents from loss or damage, it is small, and light, enough to be kept in a pocket, and is all that is required to make reliable fires in a traditional way with natural Flint & Steel.

The tinderbox includes:

  • A traditional hand forged 'Oval' Flint & Steel striker
  • Amadou Tinder Fungus
  • Char Cloth
  • Jute Tinder Bundle Rope
  • Natural Flint
  • All contained in either a Solid Copper or Solid Brass 1790 'English' Tinderbox/Tobacco Box

With this great little kit our forebears would have been able to deftly create a fire in mere seconds and in almost any weather conditions that nature could throw at them.

This exquisitely made, high quality, reproduction, 1790 'English' Tinderbox, was a very popular trade item during the late 1700's in the Canadian and American fur trade era. Made in the U.S.A and copied from a museum original by Tedd Cash, the tinderbox has a hinged lid closure. The polished solid brass or copper box measures 103 x 52 x 17mm (4" x 2" x 5/8") and weighs 78 grams, without the fire starting kit, and approximately 117 grams, with the fire starting kit.

More information about making fire from sparks can be found on our Bushcraft Articles and Tips section.