Carbon steel striker hand-forged in England, comes in a compact protective hinge tin with cotton drawstring pouch, a black English flint piece, leather holding strip and jute twine bundle. This striker features a rat tail design which allows for it to be held comfortably whilst simultaneously protecting the fingers. The striker has been left unbranded by marks & logos for those wishing to use it in re-enactment type settings, and just appreciate the raw hand-forged metalwork.
This kit includes; - Carbon Steel Striker (Hand forged in England) - Compact Hinge Tin - Small cotton Pouch - Leather Holding Strip - Tin of Charcloth (30ml) - Piece of Black English Flint - Jutetwine (10 ft)
Striker Specifications: - Dimensions: 8cm x 5cm (approximately - all of our striker are handmade so size variations will exist from one to the next) - Material: High Carbon Steel - Design: 'n' shape or 'Rat Tail'
Striker Kit Breakdown;
Carbon Steel Striker One Hand-forged carbon steel 'n' shape also know as rat tail striker design, made in small batches at a traditional blacksmiths forge here in England. Each striker features an iconic rustic steely grey appearance complete with the telltale signs of hand-forged hammer marks.
Black English Flint A piece of knapped black flint, sourced from the South of England, these Flint pieces are ideal for use with a Carbon Steel Striker.
Jute Drawstring Pouch A natural lightweight pouch to store & carry your traditional fire kit, which can also double up as emergency tinder source if needed
Jute Twine 10ft Jute bundle, these natural plant fibres catch a spark very easily, with simple preparation. Rough up some of the end fibres between your finger and thumb to separate the strands out and then aim sparks to use as a wick
Striker information and care: As with any carbon steel items care should be taken to keep them away from prolonged moisture exposure to avoid rusting.
Makers process: We hand select the best natural materials ensuring they meet Bushlore core standards of practicality, durability & aesthetics.
Bushlore puts great emphasis on ethical material sourcing, supporting a range of British companies throughout the British Isles.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us, we are happy to answer any and all queries!