For those who love the simplicity of old fire starting techniques, here a viking style Steel Striker and Flint. The Striker is crafted from recycled (worn-out) high carbon files, whose hammered teeth gives them the appearance of snake skin. When struck against the flint they will produce bright and hot sparks which which you can use to light your tinder (ideally char cloth). A small flint is included, and you can source larger ones locally.
To make your own char cloth simply burn any thick cotton fabric (old jeans, etc) without oxygen (for example inside a closed can at a campfire - for safety pierce a little pressure release hole). Collecting natural tinder is also an option and a great way of getting acquainted with your surroundings.
You will get one striker and one flint, similar to those depicted.
Available in two sizes (both about 3-5mm thick - 1/8"-1/6"):
Small> 7.5 x 4 cm | 3" x 1 1/2" - For kids, small hands or 3 finger use (lighter)
Large> 10 x 5 cm | 4" x 2 - Normal size for 4 finger (full fist grip) use
Made to order.
Viking Steel Striker and Flint
Thanks for your custom! I'm glad to provide you with handmade and sustainable gear and hope you can put them to good use. For any present or future questions regarding the product or its care, don't hesitate to ask.
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