Hand-forged fire steels

Do you often go to the wild, where you have to know how to make a fire? Forget about the matches and lighters and try classical hand-forged fire steels. Tinderbox is a collective term for a flint, a fire striker and tinder. Our fire strikers are very high quality and skillfully made. So you make a great impression on your forest friends thanks to them!

Fire steel by Haller

Fire steel by Haller

Detail 10,00 € In stock

Fire steel, forged

Fire steel, forged

Detail 11,00 € In stock

Germanic Fire Striker

Germanic Fire Striker

Detail 13,00 € In stock

Kershaw Fire Starter

Kershaw Fire Starter

Detail 18,00 € In stock

Hand-forged fire steel should not be missing in backpack of any adventurer. Take also a compass or survival knife along. You will find all in our offer. And when fire burns, you will heat soup up in one of our forged caldrons.

Hand-forged fire steel is a piece of high carbon or alloyed steel. The fire steel is quickly rubbing against a sharp edge of hard flint. A swarf is separated thanks to this process and so warm and visible spark is generated. The spark has to hit the tinder. Then the spark is blown up and fire is generated. Tinder and flint are not included.  But you will find them in the woods.

Enjoy making fire with our hand-forged fire steels!

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blade?

In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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