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Steel Striker

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Steel Striker


Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 32 g         30 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


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  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 at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free 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.

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

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


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. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

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 30 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 30

  High quality, beautiful craftsmanship and works very well.  

  Mark Morrow
19th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 30

  Well made piece of kit.  

  Sean Oconnor
23rd January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 30

  Thank you Woodlore for yet another great product and as usual next day delivery. This steel striker is excellent quality and creates a good shower of sparks, lit my char cloth with the first strike. I can highly recommend this product to anyone who wishes to light their fire in the traditional way.  

  Patrick Waters
26th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 30

  Having had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Kirkham and observing his work close up at the Wilderness Gathering 2016, I was in no doubt this Steel Striker would be a very fine piece of work indeed. The ordering online via the Ray Mears Bushcraft site (woodlore Ltd) and prompt delivery was a hassle free experience. Highly Recommended in all aspects, I will continue to shop from this site as to date items have come in a flawed free condition and customer service is excellent.  

  Norse Wayfarer
28th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 30

  Whatever your level of experience, you need to know where you can buy reliable and authentic gear. These steels are among the finest I have ever used. I have bought similar products from other sources which are cheaper and they fall far short. Be assured, that these steel strikers will enable you to produce the success you desire with a little practice.  

  Trevor H. Bailey
28th April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 30

  Works very well, lots of sparks and with a little practice I could get a spark onto char cloth quite quickly. I would recommend this to anyone as an addition to their fire lighting kit.  

  Roy Lewton
13th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 30

  I tried two previous types of striker but they both felt bulky and clumsy whereas this one is just perfect. This one is a nice lightweight but highly efficient striker. I don't have the most slender of fingers but I can fit 3 snugly into this striker and it produces a shower of sparks every time.  

  David Nelson
22nd April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 30

  I looked at a few of these steel strikers from various suppliers before deciding on this one. Not having used one for 30 odd years I thought buying from Woodlore would guarantee I got a decent one, as some contain lower quantities of carbon and aren't heat-treated correctly. The morning it arrived, whilst walking to the shop at lunchtime, I noticed a halved flint stone that had been excavated from some road works; I picked it up and struck it with my new steel, it threw good sparks first time. I'm very pleased with this high quality product.  

  Steve Ck
8th October, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 30

  Nicely crafted - works well as you'd expect (not much to go wrong)! Great service as always with Woodlore. Only very slight reservation is that I am sure this could be done a little cheaper, as feels a little much for what it is. Didn't stop me buying though! My choice!  

  Amina Kasar
29th August, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 30

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

  Adrian Spring
16th September, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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