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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. Corfe

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    If these are still going John, I'll have one. PM inbound.
     
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    Me too, please. PM incoming.
     
  3. John Fenna

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    PM to you :)
     
  4. John Fenna

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    Get ready for Summer and the Moot!
    I will have a few of these at the Moot - if you want some and are not at the Moot please leave ordering until late August as I will not have time to get them out to you until then!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits
    [​IMG]
    Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .



    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    So I made some more....

    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand 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 (or Birchbark if my supply of Birchpolypore runs out!), all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £10 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!

    New stock just made!
    Only £10 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)
     
  5. beretta686e

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    Hi John. Pm sent.
    Marouf.
     
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    Pm sent.
    Marouf
     
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    The large one will be fine. Thanks John.
    Marouf.
     
  9. John Fenna

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    Get ready for Xmas - ideal bushy Xmas prezzies!

    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits
    [​IMG]
    Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .



    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    So I made some more....

    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand 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 (or Birchbark if my supply of Birchpolypore runs out!), all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £10 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!

    New stock just made!
    Only £10 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)
     
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Bushcrafter through and through

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    Put me one in the post please Big J. We'll do a review on the SquealingPigBushcraft channel that is coming to a tinterweb near you soon ;)

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
     
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    Hi chiseller
    I tried PMing you but no reply ...
    Are you still interested?
     
  13. Coldfeet

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    Hi John - I will have one if you have stock remaining?
     
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    Get ready for Xmas - ideal bushy Xmas prezzies!
    It is getting close to "last guaranteed pre Xmas delivery" - so be quick!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits
    [​IMG]
    Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .



    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    So I made some more....

    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand 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 (or Birchbark if my supply of Birchpolypore runs out!), all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £10 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!

    New stock just made!
    Only £10 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high) prices will have to go up in the New Year!
     
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    I meant to ask on Saturday if you had any of these on you. I'll have one - and hopefully you'll show me where/how to find replacement fungus (tree identification is very poor)
     
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    These are great little kits. I was showing some younguns how they worked and one of them swiped it on me. I got two replacements, off John. I can't recommend Mr Fenna highly enough. His goods and services are top notch.
     
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    I've bought two of these and they have an uncanny ability to make you get out in the woods to try them out - there's something gloriously addictive about them.
     
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    Now you know what to spend your Xmas prezzie money on!
    "Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
    Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits
    [​IMG]
    Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .



    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    So I made some more....

    Simple, functional and of a design based on archeological finds.Hold one of the pieces of supplied flint in your left hand 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 (or Birchbark if my supply of Birchpolypore runs out!), all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £10 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!

    New stock just made!
    Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)
     

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