| Our Strikers are made out of 1/4" X 3/16" high carbon steel. We make and try every striker before leaving our shop to insure that they throw a good shower of sparks. To use your striker you will need a good flint to strike, some char cloth or charred punk wood to catch the spark, along with some tinder.With your striker in hand and your flint in the other, strike the steel against the flint in a slicing motion, you will see sparks flying, Once you have caught your spark in the cloth or punk wood it will begin to glow, blow gently and carefully to bring up the heat, the cloth will then burst into flames. Be careful to not burn yourself. With some practice you will be able to start your camp fires like they did in the 18th century.
This kit includes striker, flint, charred cloth, tow and a 3 1/2" tin with a fitted lid to store your fire starting items. This kit has everything you need to start your fire, I carry one of these in my knapsack and my modern day pack when I am hunting. For the size of the striker, you can usually get three fingers inside our strikers. These are hand forged and size will vary some. You will see other kits listed on ebay at a lower cost, but my Strikers are made by myself and I put the kit together. I have and do use the kit so I know that they will work for you. We at Smiling Fox Forge,LLC try our very best to offer you products that you will use to enhance your outdoor experiences.