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Forged Firesteels

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by milius2, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. uncleboob

    uncleboob Full Member

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    Hi there

    I'd like one too if you find some more

    cheers

    Joab
     
  2. greenshooots

    greenshooots Nomad

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    mines arrived :You_Rock_

    greenshoots
     
  3. milius2

    milius2 Maker

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    Ok guys, apparently I don't have any left, I have some, but they aint the quality I like, so I have to make some new ones. I'm busy with a tractor at the moment but I guess I should be done tomorrow, so I'll have more steels ready by friday, hopefully! :) thanks.
     
  4. uncleboob

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    No worries, could you drop me a line when you have a few more?

    cheers

    Joab
     
  5. milius2

    milius2 Maker

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    Good evening! I have made some more steels to fill the orders and I have about 5 sets left. PM sent to all that had an interest and if anyone else is after a fire lighting kit that is hand made by my with all the love I can give, please feel free to PM me for details. THANKS ALL, have a good weekend! Andy ;)
     
  6. robevs73

    robevs73 Maker

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    I would like a set please.
    Pm on its way.
     
  7. uncleboob

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    Yes please, one set for me- PM sent, are they still £10 all in?

    cheers

    Joab
     
  8. Nomad

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    Interested in trying one of these - PM sent.
     
  9. PeterH

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    I would also like one, PM following shortly :)
     
  10. MertzMan

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    I am also interested. Pm to follow.
     
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    yes please - pm to follow
     
  12. MertzMan

    MertzMan Settler

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    I got mine today. Very happy with the quality and speedy delivery! If you're thinking of buying one, you won't regret it.
     
  13. uncleboob

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    Mine was waiting for me when I got home- took a bit of practice to figure out a technique but the firesteel is great!....whole house smells like burning now!

    cheers

    Joab
     
  14. BBH-Skip

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    I got a phone call at work from the wife saying I had a parcel. Rushed home excited and there they were.
    My house too now smells of fire.
    Thanks for a great product!

    Mark


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  15. milius2

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    Cheers guys, today I tried a new tinder to light fire, usually I try to find dry grass, but today i couldn't find any so I got a bundle of birch bark shavings. Work really really well and fire was lit in under a minute. So give it go if you don't find dry grass although it's not that fast to collect and prepare.

    Andy
     
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    Have you got any more of these handsome looking little kits available?
     
  17. milius2

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    Nope, I'm still waiting funds for a few, but they're booked ;) I'll be making new ones any time soon, so I'll give you a shout Mr. Toots, alright? :)
     
  18. uncleboob

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    hi andy.

    I had a quick look on your website- now i couldn't quite understand the words but did see a few interesting pictures- do you make axe/ hawk heads?

    cheers

    Joab
     
  19. milius2

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    Hello again Joab. No, unfortunately I never had a chance to make one, or to see one being made except in youtube. But that day will come sooner or later :D I'm setting up for a wide range of tool making, because I love good tools, like adzes, gouges and I'm totally mad about axes, but as I said, never had a chance to make any yet. :) That website should be translated and updated too :D
     
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    Just received a shipment of four of Andy's excellent firesteels. I'm using them for a class for young people on old ways to make fire. They make great big sparks. Andy graciously included extra flints at no cost when I explained that Hawaii is volcanic and we have no flint or quartz. We do have a little obsidian, but they shatter when struck hard. The native fire-making technique here is the fire plough.

    I may use one of Andy's neat fire-kit-and-pouch as a prize at the end of the course.

    Jim FBtE

     

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