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Steel Striker
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Steel Striker

£16.00
 Weight: 32 g        

The Steel Striker is a fantastically simple fire-lighting tool based on ancient designs. When struck with a piece of flint, the Steel Striker will give off a shower of sparks with which to ignite your charred cloth or tinder of choice. This is an excellent skill to learn as an alternative to modern fire lighting techniques, and is taught on a number of our courses.

Further Information

The Steel Striker is a fantastically simple fire-lighting tool based on ancient designs. When struck with a piece of flint, the Steel Striker will give off a shower of sparks with which to ignite your charred cloth or tinder of choice. This is an excellent skill to learn as an alternative to modern fire lighting techniques, and is taught on a number of our courses.

Each striker is hand-forged exclusively for Woodlore by the esteemed British blacksmith Andrew Kirkham. Andrew has produced a number of items for Ray and Woodlore over the years, including our Folding Griddles and Ray Mears Crooked Knives.

We also sell the Traditional Canadian Steel Striker, a tool based on those used during the fur trade.

Details:

  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Hand-forged
  • Length: 8 cm approx.
  • Weight: 32 g approx.
  • Supplied individually

Shipping

  Delivery in 1-2 days (within UK)
  Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination


Please note that our offices are closed on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days

Returns

If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
Etchingham
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

  A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods.

Product Reviews

There are 21 reviews of the Steel Striker

  1 of 21

  Excellent piece of kit; gives very good sparks. Easy to hold and invaluable to traditional methods of fire lighting.  

  Adrian Spring
16th September, 2014

  2 of 21

  Thanks for the striker - am putting it to good use!  

  Susan Cole
15th July, 2014

  3 of 21

  Realy good piece of kit, well made and works a treat. Highly reccomended.  

  Miles Britton
7th July, 2014

  4 of 21

  Arrived less than 24 hours after ordering. This is the first steel I have owned for flint and steel fire lighting. Can positively say I should never need another. When item arrived I was straight in the back garden looking for flint to use. Man and fire! What can I say? I tried four different types of flint and it worked with them all perfectly. Two strikes to ignite char cloth, (flint was not sharp having just been liberated from the garden.) After finally preparing amadou properly I had an ember glowing in that too after only three strikes. Very very happy and satisfying to use a method of fire lighting our earlier ancestors would have used. This steel is the quality I would expect from Woodlore. It is simply a pleasure to use. Do not hesitate if you are considering purchasing; just buy it. A pleasure dealing with Woodlore. Their service and product are second to none.  

  Wilderness James
23rd June, 2014

  5 of 21

  I'm very happy with this striker. I threw a spark onto char cloth with the first stike. This thing gives a shower of sparks. Now I just need to perfect making charred punk wood.  

  Dale Rupp
22nd June, 2014

  6 of 21

  Nice looking, good feel in the hand, and good sparks off a flint. Most satisfying.  

  Paul Cobham
27th May, 2014

  7 of 21

  Fits my hand very well! This is the first steel striker that I have bought! Risk of catching knuckles reduced to minimum by the shape of the striker! When struck on flint gives a spark every bit as easy as a ferro rod and knife! Impressed is an understatement! Would not hesitate to buy one! Have tried making my own and although it looked good it was awful at throwing a spark! This has made learning to light fire using flint and steel effortless!  

  Kenneth Mclaughlin
11th April, 2014

  8 of 21

  My char cloth took a spark on the first strike! Lovely bit of kit, really well made and works like a dream! If you are thinking of getting into traditional fire lighting methods don't think about getting one, just get one!  

  Kevin Moon
15th March, 2014

  9 of 21

  This elegant little piece throws sparks like crazy from chert, jasper, and agate, which is good because we don't actually have real flint here in the US. I'm working on my Amadou. I'm going to start doing demonstrations and teach my friends.  

  Daniel C Henklein
19th February, 2014

  10 of 21

  This little steel striker seems small and basic when one first handles it. After it is put to use against quality Danish flint and char cloth one soon discovers that it throws large and hot sparks. If this is to be your first steel striker then you won't be disappointed - it works well.  

  Ade Larsen
23rd October, 2013



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