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Steel Striker
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Steel Striker

Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 32 g         25 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


1-2 Day Delivery possible

  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 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.

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 25 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 25

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

  Adrian Spring

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 25

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

  Susan Cole

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 25

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

  Miles Britton

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 25

  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

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 25

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

  Paul Cobham

Rated: 5/5

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