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Swedish fire steel with antler handle, leather thong & etched design.

  • The Swedish fire steel is a ferrocerium-based fire starter originally developed for the Swedish MOD.
  • 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.
  • Scraped with any metal object, the firesteel gives off small metal shavings which then spontaneously ignite.
  • Also known as a fire striker or strike-a-light.
  • Length 10cm (4 inches).