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Steel Striker

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Steel Striker


Weight: 32 g         38 reviews
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.

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

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  Overseas deliveries
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  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

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

Product Reviews

Steel Striker is rated 5/5 based on 38 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 38

  I purchased a Steel Striker, Wow! this works great, thank you so much for such a great piece of kit. I'll be taking on every adventure. The sparks you get from this are amazing. I highly recommend this Steel Striker to anyone who enjoys the great outdoors like me. Best wishes from, Mike.  

  Michael Drummond
17th August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 38

  There are flint strikers and there are flint strikers but I can tell you this one works. I have recently been disappointed with some lower quality strikers from ebay, some throwing very weak sparks and one or two throwing no spark at all. The cost of this one is a little higher but well worth the price when you see the bright shower of sparks it produces. Thanks for a quality item.  

  David Johnson
11th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 38

  Beautifully made, fits perfectly into the hand, excellent ergonomics.  

  Jack Ryder
22nd February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 38

  Good quality striker that reliably throws sparks. Appears slightly thinner than I expected but works well and fits comfortably to the hand.  

  Richard Tilbrook
27th February, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 38

  Flawless, well made, easy to use and ignites tinder every time.  

  Tom Wilson
1st January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 38

  This Striker was more than I expected, works great with my local quartz. Hats off to the Craftsman who made this by Hand. Very Happy Customer from Pennsylvania U.S.A.  

  Robert King
4th April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 38

  This steel striker is quite simply beautiful. It is elegant, fits comfortably in the hand and most importantly of all works extremely well. At the same time as purchasing this fire steel, I also ordered a cheaper well reviewed one from Amazon. The Amazon one works well but is not quite as good at creating Sparks, not as comfortable in the hand and not as beautifully made, in my opinion. If you want the best for you have to pay a bit more.  

  M A Tytel
26th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 38

  Just the ticket and arrived faster than a speeding bullet. Well done.  

  Thomas Winstanley
26th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 38

  High quality, beautiful craftsmanship and works very well.  

  Mark Morrow
19th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 38

  Well made piece of kit.  

  Sean Oconnor
23rd January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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