Tinder Pouch: Fire steel, Flint and Tinder

  • Authentic and original set to create fire with ancient methods
  • In the set you will get: Handforged Fire Steel
  • A couple pieces of flint stone (two larger or three smaller pieces)
  • Charred cloth = Charcloth
  • Suede leather pouch to hold and carry your firestarter-kit

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Description of the Product

The tinder pouch (or tinderbox) was such an obvious and common item in the history and development of humankind, that when matches appeared during the 19th century they were thought to be just a passing gimmick or a fad. Striking sparks with flint or other hard stones in order to create fire was an indispensable invention in the evolution of Homo sapiens from earlier hominids. In the paleolithic era flint was struck against ferrous stones to create the necessary spark, but later iron was used to forge a separate tool, the fire steel, to make creating fire easier.

Since flint stone is harder than steel, when these two are struck together, the sharp edge of the flint scrapes off small pieces of steel. The small pieces of steel catch on fire due to the friction of the strike. The spark is then caught onto tinder where it will smoulder. Good tinder materials are for example charcloth (charred cloth), tinder fungus (also called Amadou) or some dry natural materials, like bark or lichen. Once the tinder is smoldering you feed some larger tinder or small kindlings around it and blow gently to spread the spark into a fire.

Flint is not a rock type naturally found in Finland, but it can be found on the shores of old sailing harbours on the west and south coasts. These stones were used as sailing ballast by the merchant ships coming from central Europe. So the flint contained in this set has its own little back story and is already well travelled. The fire steel has been hand forged, and the set also contains a small starting amount of charcloth.

The flint, fire steel and charred cloth comes in a handy suede leather tinder pouch that is easy to carry on your next bushcraft journey or when camping in ye olde way. Complete starter set for starting to learn old bushcraft-skills.

If you have ever wondered how to light fire using flint and firesteel then this video is for you.

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Luz de Luna Carax
Luz de Luna Carax
2022-09-09
Petri Laaksonen
Petri Laaksonen
2022-09-02
Monipuolinen valikoima. Asiakaspalvelu ihan huippua!!
Jyrki Koskinen
Jyrki Koskinen
2022-08-05
Paikkakunnalla ollessani ja keskiajasta kiinnostuneena täällä oli pakko käydä. Aivan upea ja todella monipuolinen kauppa! Ystävällinen ja mukava myyjä neitonen esitteli minulle Etelä -Tirolilaisen mallin mukaan taidokkaasti valmistettua kypärää, josta tein myös kaupat. Liikkeen omistaja ei myöskään säästänyt vaivojaan esitellessään minulle haarniskavarustuksen eri osia. Erittäin asiakaslähtöistä palvelua! On todella hienoa, että tällaisia erikoisliikkeitä maastamme vielä löytyy, tämäkin kuulemma ainoa laatuaan. On varmaa, että vierailen tässä liikkeessä toistekkin! Täältä löytää uskomattoman paljon myös koriste-esineiksi ja lahjoiksi sopivia tavaroita, joten suosittelen tätä kaikille sellaisiakin etsiville.
Esa Kinnunen
Esa Kinnunen
2022-08-02
Robbin Henley
Robbin Henley
2022-07-17
Customer service is like the good old days, real people, very efficient, very fair. And they have LOTS of amazing gear for sale. Cheers and thank you Rautaportti!!!
Lyhdynkantaja
Lyhdynkantaja
2022-07-04
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Janne Tuomioja
Janne Tuomioja
2022-05-18
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Celesta Dorothea
2021-12-29
Evangelyne (SuomiAnime)
Evangelyne (SuomiAnime)
2021-10-26
Timo Pauniranta
Timo Pauniranta
2021-10-06

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All orders can also be picked up from the brick-and-mortar store at Oppipojankuja 1, 20780 Kaarina. 10min drive from the centre of Turku.

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