Shark Tinderbox
1oz Tobacco Tin
'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox
Brass Plate or Matt Black Finish

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No1 Traditional Flint & Steel Tinderbox Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox in Brass Plated 1oz Tobacco Tin
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No1 Traditional Flint & Steel Tinderbox - Matt Black Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox in Matt Black 1oz Tobacco Tin.
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No1 Traditional Flint & Steel Tinderbox - Matt Black Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox in Matt Black 1oz Tobacco Tin showing Tinderbox contents
  • A Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox
  • Top Quality 'Flint & Steel' Fire Lighting
  • Char Cloth in its own tin
  • Suplied with Genuine Amadou Tinder Fungus
  • Packed in either a Brass Plated or Matt Black High Quality 1oz Tobacco Tin
This top quality Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox contains the following items:
  • 1oz Tobacco Tin (Brass Plated or Matt Black Finish)
  • Hand Forged 'Oval' Steel Striker
  • Natural Kent Chalk Downs Flint
  • Char Cloth in its own tin
  • Genuine Amadou Tinder Fungus
  • Jute Tinder Bundle Rope
Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Tinderbox is one of our best selling tinderboxes, due to its reliable, robust, lightweight, and compact design. The Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Tinderbox is small and light enough to be kept in any small pocket and will enable the making of a fire in almost any weather conditions. This ergonomic fire making kit has been honed right down to the absolute essentials, yet contains everything you need to create traditional spark based fires. It is easy to use - and then master, will give you years of trustworthy fire lighting and will instil a sense of traditional satisfaction that comes from using this phenomenal fire lighting technique.

Millennia before the development of the modern day match and lighter, the well-practiced hands of our forebears would have deftly used Flint & Steel for making fires in mere seconds. Making a fire with Flint & Steel is both traditional, a very dependable and, having been around for thousands of years, has well and truly stood the test of time, it has an honesty and simple elegance that is hard to beat.

In recent years, there has been a huge resurgence in this long-established and reliable traditional fire lighting method, making it ideal for anyone who wishes to use a classic style traditional tinderbox for creating time-honoured spark based fires such as Re-enactment societies, Bushcraft enthusiast and Survivalists etc.

These nicely made, high quality, tinderboxes, are manufactured from tough steel. The 1oz Tobacco tin is available in either an Electroplated Brass finish or a Matt Black finish depending on your preference. Either the Matt Black finish or the Polished Brass Plating finish will equally protect the tin from corrosion, and can be left as they are or be custom painted if desired. These boxes also have a friction-fit watertight lid that will protect the contents from moisture and air. These sturdy tins will keep all of the fire lighting essentials in one compact space and protect the fire lighting contents from loss or damage. Both types of 1oz Tobacco Tin Tinderboxes measure exactly the same, this being 86 x 66 x 22mm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 Inches) and weighs approximately 90 grams.

The Traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ Tinderbox includes a traditional, authentic and well proportioned hand-forged strike-a-light Steel striker, a large piece of Natural English Kent Chalk Downs Flint, a good supply of Char Cloth that is contained, and protected, in its own small aluminium tin, a good quantity of genuine top quality Amadou natural tinder (Fomes formentarius) that easily catches a spark and smoulders at an incredibly high temperature as well as a full set of instructions.

For the different methods of using Flint & Steel for fire making, please click the Hyperlink, below, ‘Article - Making a Fire from Sparks.

More information about Making Fire From Sparks can be found on our Bushcraft Articles and Tips section.