Flint for Fire Making (0.5 oz)
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Flint Rock for Traditional Fire Making
Flint is a mineral that we humans have been using for millennia. In fact, there is evidence of its use in toolmaking as far back as one million years ago. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that we evolved alongside our increasing reliance upon tools such as those made of flint.
By the dawn of the Iron Age, flint was being used as a means of making traditional fires. Owing to its being one of the hardest rocks in existence on planet Earth, our ancestors quickly realized that the sharp, jagged edges of freshly cut flint stone were even able to shave off slithers of material from metal objects.
Our forebears would have noticed that these glowing slithers of metal, or sparks, were hot enough to ignite charred plant material. The embers produced were used to make fire, thus giving birth to the Flint and Steel fire making approach.
We source our flint from only the finest mineral beds in Northern Europe and we handpick every single stone just as our ancestor would have done up to one million years ago. This is how we can be completely confident when we guarantee that you'll be able to light a traditional fire with ease if you follow our step-by-step instructions.
Our main objective is to enable to you to quickly and simply light a traditional fire in the same way that our medieval ancestors would have done. That's why every piece of kit we offer comes with a complimentary piece of flint. Each piece weighs at least 1 ounce (28 grams).
Perhaps you intend only to replenish your stock of flint stone for fire making. But if not, we provide a free piece of high-grade dark gray flint stone with every steel striker or flint and steel fire making kit you purchase. What's more, when you buy flint stone alongside a steel striker or flint and steel kit, we give you free international shipping.
Feel free to watch our instructional videos for more all the advice you could need when lighting a real primitive fire as our not-so-distant ancestors would have done.