1700 Tinder Box Flint & Steel Firelighting Kit
Flint and Steel strikers are the "old fashion" way of starting fires. Long before the Hudson Bay Company Era, this item was one of man's most valued possessions. They have been used since man first learned to forge steel and are still used Worldwide.
These kits are manufactured by TDC Manufacturing in the USA and are top quality products. They are made to traditional specifications from historical records and like so much mack then they are built to last.
A Worthy Reproduction!
I’ve held off buying one of these for more than a year, although I’ve seen reviews with someone saying they were well made, I was sceptical. I didn’t want to waste my money on some flimsy modern tat. Well, I am so glad I finally got one, they are really solid. If you have handled a brass zippo, they are around the same gauge of metal. I needn’t have worried, I have something I can treasure. It’s perfect for keeping your charred material in so you can drop a spark in it, then close the lid to put it out. To be honest, I would have preferred to buy just the empty tin, but it was out of stock, I didn’t really need the char cloth or jute or the iron in this tin, the iron is serviceable but very plain and cheap looking. If you don’t already have char cloth or a steel, I suppose it is handy, until you start producing your own. I will say the char is very good at taking a spark, it’s made from cotton wool swabs. The hinge on the tin seems well constructed, being either pinned/riveted or spot welded to the tin, not sure which, but very secure. It’s definitely made to last!