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Flint and Steel fire lighting kits (Dragon's Breath) for sale

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by John Fenna, May 26, 2008.

  1. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular!

    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £10inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!
    NEW STOCK JUST MADE!
    9 sets available
    PM me for more info and to order.
     
    #1 John Fenna, May 26, 2008
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  2. Celt_Ginger

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    I'll take one please
     
  3. Bushcraft4life

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    I would like to reserve one please John till i get back from Hols if thats ok? :)
     
  4. mayfly

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    I'll take one please. PM sent. Chris
     
  5. JFW

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    John,

    having seen and used one of your sets at the last Scottish meets I can fully recommend them, so much so that I'll take one off you. It will replace my own snapped off file which is just a bit too narrow and I keep loosing knuckle skin.
    PM sent

    Cheers

    JFW
     
  6. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    8 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate!
    PM me for more info and to order.
     
  7. Bushcraft4life

    Bushcraft4life Settler

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    Pm has been sent John:)
     
  8. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Nomad

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    I have just received mine in the post this morning, great little kit, very well made and like most Makers sales well under priced.....

    Get em while you can lads and lasses !
     
  9. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    YOU GOT THEM !
    SOLD OUT - AWAITING NEW STOCK OF STEEL AND A NEW SEWING MACHINE (TO MAKE THE POUCHES - MINE DIED ON COMPLETEING THE LAST LOT)
    kEEP LOOKING THOUGH AS I AWAIT MORE STEEL DAILY
     
  10. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    5 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate!
    PM me for more info and to order.[/QUOTE]
     
  11. david0607

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    Got mine today, all looks great, and plans for the weekend have now gone out the window so I can practice

    Many thanks
     
  12. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I will be away now until Sept - see me then for your kits!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    15 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate!
    PM me for more info and to order.]
     
  13. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I AM BACK AND AWAITING YOUR ORDERS!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    15 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate!
    PM me for more info and to order.
     
  14. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I AM BACK AND AWAITING YOUR ORDERS!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    15 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate!
    PM me for more info and to order
     
  15. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I AM BACK AND AWAITING YOUR ORDERS!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

    [​IMG]

    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    Those who have reserved sets need to get back to me ASAP!
    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand (if you are left handed) with a sharp edge horizontal and facing away from you (like pointing a knife away from you with the blade on its side with the cutting edge facing right)
    Hold a piece of the supplied char cloth on top, about 1mm from the sharp edge, using your thumb, with one or more fingers supporting the flint underneath.
    Hold the steel in a pinch grip with one of the long thin edges pointing out.
    With a "snapping" wrist actionstrike the steel onto the flint so that it scrapes its length down the flint to scrape off steel shards which are the sparks you want.
    The sparks should land on the char cloth and start glowing.
    Put the flint and steel down, wrap the charcloth in a tube of the finest slice of birch polypore you can slice off the fungus supplied(or sandwich the charcloth between two or more slivers...)hold this carefully or use the jaws of your leatherman pliers/two twigs, and blow steadily. the polypore should soon burst into flames.
    I am confident with a little practice you will get the hang of the technique.
    All kits are tested before despatch so I am confident in them working.
    If you cannot get it to work I will happily refund your dosh or send you a replacement set.

    Comprising a piece of steel, taken from selected High Carbon Steel files and ground smooth on the edges for safe and effective sparking, selected pieces of natural flint, pieces of Charcloth and slices of Birch Polypore Fungus, all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £7 inc P&P.
    (Contains no actual Dragon. Less than 1% fat. Made in an environment that definately contains nuts - me!)
    Colours sizes and shapes vary - this photo is of a typical set!

    6 sets available - but not for much longer at this rate! I will have to source more steel soon!
    PM me for more info and to order
     
  16. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Bump.......
     
  17. clanelliott

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    Hi
    i have sent you a PM
    Thanks
     
  18. Lurch

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    I could find a home for one of those mate.
     
  19. peds8045

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    PM sent...if you have any left, i'll have one.
     
  20. Rothley Bill

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    Mine arrived today, works right out of the box.

    Many thanks john
     

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