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


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 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.£70, 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 - Small 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