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Steel Striker - Traditional Canadian Design

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Steel Striker - Traditional Canadian Design


Weight: 42 g         11 reviews
The Steel Striker - Traditional Canadian Design 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.

Following the popularity of our standard Steel Strikers, we sanctioned the production of this traditional Canadian design, harking back to the days of the fur trade. Its shape is based on the styles of those found from the late 1700s. The oval shape of these strikers provides two sides to strike upon, while also making it convenient to secure the steel to your sheath/rucksack etc.

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.

  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Hand-forged
  • Dimensions: 78 x 38 x 3 mm approx.
  • Weight: 42 g approx.
  • Supplied individually


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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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  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


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Woodlore Limited
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Product Reviews

Steel Striker - Traditional Canadian Design is rated 5/5 based on 11 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 11

  I am very pleased with the fire steel , although it is made of a thin piece of material it is of superb quality. The tempering being particularly well done, producing many hot sparks so I can use my tinderbox reliably again.  

  Graham Cook
5th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 11

  This works really well, thanks Woodlore.  

  Duncan Pearse
16th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 11

  Strikes decent sparks and the shape is nice.  

27th November, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 11

  Great bit of kit. Throws a good amount of sparks which catch easily on charred material. I got this over the other style of striker as it is double sided. Not sure if this makes a difference, but feels like it will last twice as long (although it is sure to outlast me!). Amazing service from Woodlore again, can’t fault it.  

  Dominic Campbell
4th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 11

  I have 2 now, absolutely brilliant, couldn't be without it. I just love using the flint & steel, brilliant craftsmanship.  

  Craig Allen Rayner
6th February, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 11

  After I reached my order safely I immediately tried the steel striker with my small flint stone collection and it sparks greatly. It is a great product with which I'm very satisfied.  

24th October, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 11

  The striker I used on the Introduction to Bushcraft course wasn't available (probably all bought by the others on it) and, as I wanted something now, I went for this one. Very pleased with it. My fingers fit into it well and it has equal width steel on both sides so will last twice as long as the other one, I imagine. Seems expensive for what it is but, if you want one, what can you do?! Oh yes - it works very well. My wife, who has never done anything like this, got char cloth going on her second strike.  

  Uncle Hector
30th July, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 11

  I really like the feel of this striker in my hand. I also like how heavy it is and the fact that you can use both sides of the striker. Very good quality. Thank you Woodlore for offering quality products!  

  Stephen Lewis, Ohio, U.s.a.
9th July, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 11

  Excellent bit of kit, the design allows it to be slid on a belt when not in use.  

  Adam H
2nd June, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 11

  Good size and unlike many other strikers you can use both sides. Simply a quality striker.  

17th July, 2012

Rated: 5/5

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