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Traditional 'Flint & Steel'

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  • Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox-Pouch
  • Top Quality 'Flint & Steel' Fire Lighting
  • Char Cloth in its own tin
  • Sullpied with Genuine Amadou Tinder Fungus
  • Contained in a High Quality Leather Pouch

The Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox-Pouch is a great little fire making kit that is both a traditional and a very dependable way of making fires. The principle of spark based fire lighting has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, so it has well and truly stood the test of time.

Initially the technique was used with ‘Iron Pyrites and Flint,’ and then later, tens of thousands of years later, only about two-thousand years ago, with the development of steel, came the relatively modern ‘Flint & Steel’ method.

The sparks created from ‘Flint & Steel’ were much more efficient at creating an ember, generating hotter and longer lasting sparks that would catch on a wider variety if tinder. Millennia before the development of the modern day match, gas and petrol lighter, the well-practiced hands of our forebears would have deftly used this kind of ‘Flint & Steel’ fire lighting kit for making fires in mere seconds.

This nicely made, high quality, tinderbox-pouch, is made from traditional materials and is in keeping with this time-honoured fire making method. The Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox-Pouch, it is a great little fire making kit that has been honed right down to the absolute essentials, its ergonomic construction contains everything you need to create traditional spark based fires. It is easy to use, and then master, and will give you years of trustworthy fire lighting.

The Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox-Pouch is made from high quality leather to give the kit an authentic classic look. The kit and contains the following items:

  • A high quality leather pocket pouch.
  • An authentic and well proportioned hand forged strike-a-light 'Oval' 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.
  • Jute Tinder Bundle Rope (Not Shown)
  • A full set of instructions.

The Traditional 'Flint & Steel' Tinderbox-Pouch is reliable, robust, and compact, it is also lightweight and small enough to be kept in any small pocket and will enable the making of a fires in almost any weather.

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.

The high quality sturdy leather pouch will keep all of your fire lighting essentials in one compact space and protect the contents from loss or damage. The Tinder Pouch measures approximately 100 x 145 x 35mm (4 x 5 3/4 x 1 5/8 Inches) and weighs approximately 100 grams.

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

Please Note: All leather Pouch are individually handmade, slight colour variations may occur from pouch to pouch, as shown in the photos.

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