Germanic Fire Striker

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A hand-forged fire striker made of carbon steel, as commonly used in the early Middle Ages.
This medieval fire steel is modeled on an artefact found in a grave in Bavaria.

Scraping the firesteel with the sharp edge of a flintstone generates sparks that ignite the dry tinder which begins to smoulder. So-called tinder fungi usually served as tinder: The mushroom-like bracket fungi were harvested from the tree trunks and soaked in a nitrous solution or rubbed with black powder to allow them to kindle.

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– Dimensions: approx. 9 x 4 x 0.5 cm