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Fire strikers, strike-a-lights, fire steels and tinder pouches


Hand forged from hardened high carbon steel. The fire steel will produces sparks when stuck against the sharp edge of a piece of flint.

Also known as a fire striker or strike-a-light.

CA6314Viking fire steel copied from many Viking-Age finds.
Top quality traditional Swedish steel striker. Made from hardened high-carbon steel. Length 7cm.
£16, US$, € Viking fire steel striker complete with small flint flake
MCKFS11Viking fire steel from Finland with bronze animal ornamentation complete with small flint flake. Length 67mm.£65, US$, € Finnish fire Striker complete with small flint flake


Superior quality flakes of English flint stone for use with steel strikers

WLFS1Large flint flake for striking. Superior quality flint stone. Length 7-10cm, width 3-5cm.£2, US$, € Flint stone for use with steel striker


Traditional Viking fire lighting kit with flint and a selection of tinders

MCTP1 Fire lighting kit in a leather pouch; containing a flint stone, a small pouch of parched linen tinder, hemp rope tinder, birch bark tinder (peel thin strips off the bark to use) and a piece spring pine stump infused with flammable resin (curl shavings off with a knife to ignite)

NOTE: Steel striker NOT included! You must purchase this separately.

£10, US$, € Fire lighting kit / tinder pouchFire lighting kit / tinder pouch


Traditional fire lighting kits from Swedish Lappland

CA6308 Fire lighting kit in a reindeer leather pouch containing a flint stone, a traditional fire steel, Amadou tinder (made from bracket fungi), shavings of “fat wood” from Scandinavian pine tree stumps and a bundle of last year’s dried grass. Includes small instruction booklet.£65, US$, € Fire lighting kit / tinder pouch
CA6307 Fire lighting kit only (no pouch)£45, US$, €


Made in Swedish Lapland to a traditional Saami design from 1.2mm bark tanned leather from freely grazing reindeer. Water repellant, thin, lightweight and very durable. With embossed reindeer logo.

CA6361 - reindeer skin tinder bag with leather drawstring.

23cm (9 inches) x 11cm (4.33 inches) x 6cm (2.36 inches).

£29, US$, €

CA6361 - Small reindeer skin pouch


Made from veg-tan English leather

KRDPMDrawstring tinder pouch, Medium. Length 7.5" (19cm)

£9, US$, €

Tinder pouch


The Swedish fire steel is a ferrocerium-based fire starter originally developed for the Swedish Ministry of Defence. It creates a shower of sparks at temperatures of around 3,000 degrees Celsius that can be used to ignite a campfire. It can also operate in damp conditions.

When scraped with the back of a knife, or any other metal object, the FireSteel gives off small metal shavings which then spontaneously ignite.

Also known as a fire starter, strike-a-light or fire striker.

CA2201Swedish fire steel / fire starter with reindeer antler handle, leather thong and etched design. Length 10cm.£14, US$, € Fire starter / firesteel