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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

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    These are proving very popular! And going fast!
    These sets may be the last with Birch Polypore - this years harvest was non existant around here - future sets may have an alternative tinder/ember extender, probably Birch Bark.

    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, 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!
    Now only 20 sets available
     
  2. 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!
    These sets may be the last with Birch Polypore - this years harvest was non existant around here - future sets may have an alternative tinder/ember extender, probably Birch Bark.

    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, 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!
    Now only 15 sets available.
     
  3. KELindblad

    KELindblad Settler

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    Hi John!

    I´d like 1 kit of Dragon Breath please, PM me your paypal info and I get it sorted right away!

    Cheers,
    Karl-Erik
     
  4. KELindblad

    KELindblad Settler

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    Hi John!

    Tried to PM you, but got a faulty error message.
    You can reach me on my email that is:
    knives[at]dreamlandproject.se

    Cheers,
    Karl-Erik
     
  5. Sanji

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    Hiya John, i would please like one of your "Dragon's Breath Kits" PM otw.. ty :D
     
  6. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    PMs received and replied to!
     
  7. KELindblad

    KELindblad Settler

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    I think you got a bunch of similiar PM´s again :D

    Cheers,
    Karl-Erik
     
  8. Mike8472

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    pm sent john
     
  9. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Replied to - with a PS reply as well....
     
  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!
    These sets may be the last with Birch Polypore - this years harvest was non existant around here - future sets may have an alternative tinder/ember extender, probably Birch Bark.

    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, 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!
    Now only 11 sets available
     
  11. Wilderbeast

    Wilderbeast Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Did you not sell enough at your moot emporium then John?!

    Bump on me and I can vouch for these pouches they're superb!
     
  12. leealanr

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    John, you have a PM.
     
  13. 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!
    These sets may be the last with Birch Polypore - this years harvest was non existant around here - future sets may have an alternative tinder/ember extender, probably Birch Bark.

    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, 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!
    Now only 9 sets available
     
  14. Sanji

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    Bump Bump! Mines arrived today thanyou very much John :D can`t wait to try it out ;)
     
  15. bigandy

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    quick thank you mine arrived this morning!! been out since having fun with fire!!!!!(sensibly of course)
     
  16. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Thank you for your comments gentlemen - I am working on a new batch at the moment as folk are indicating that I will experience a rush for the Xmas period!
    Not easy when I have my right wrist all strapped up due to tendon damage!
    Hey ho - what we do for our art eh!?
     
  17. effzedess

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    Could i have one of your Dragon's breath kits please John?
     
  18. John Fenna

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    PM on its way to you.
     
  19. 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!
    These sets may be the last with Birch Polypore - this years harvest was non existant around here - future sets may have an alternative tinder/ember extender, probably Birch Bark.

    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, 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!
    Now only 19 sets available - but I am working on some "specials", with the steel set in a wooden handle, for the Xmas period....if they work OK!
     
  20. effzedess

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    Fantastic, mine has just arrived (my very first fire starting kit). Had a go straight away SWMBO at first looking slightly bemused but then looking impressed as I caught a spark with my very first strike!
    I'm a firestarter - a twisted firestarter :)
    Thanks John.
     

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