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Swedish fire steel

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Ratboy, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Ratboy

    Ratboy Guest

    :?: Where's the best (read cheapest) place to get a swedish firesteel? Looked in a few shops without seeing any (surplus/outdoors). I assume online is the easy to go? I want to replace the cheap flint with bit of hacksaw I have, although it works not great sparks.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. maddave

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    I'm sure if you PM Rob on this forum he'll be able to sort you out with one :)
     
  3. MartiniDave

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

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    They seem to be finding their way into more and more army surplus shops, usually £10-£12 for the army sized on. You can oftem pick them up a bit cheaper at various outdoor or country shows.

    Dave
     
  4. JFW

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    Just ordered one from bushgear.co.uk on sunday night it was £10.95 incl p+p
    don't know if thats cheap but the price was right for me. Delivered today.

    Cheers

    JFW
     
  5. grumit

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    they are £8.50 from ray mears :-D
     
  6. Ratboy

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    Mr Mears it is then :uu:
     
  7. Justin Time

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    My last visit to Black's in Cardiff turned up not only firesteels but also the tins of Maya dust. I guess there's a busy rep somewhere.
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Need to contact Admin...

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    Just be careful what you pay for it. I think it has to be one of the items with the widest percentage markup range of anything else I have found. Think it was over £4 at Blacks Lakeside just before christmas.
     
  9. Andy

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    they are £7 from CCCs i think the page is cccoutdoors.co.uk
     
  10. JakeR

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

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    Blacks? Thats next door to where i work...Kudos, the outdoors shop. I'm surprised at that, when i went in there, they didnt seem to have much at all.
    You learn quite alot from doing temp work in mountain shops, i know a helluva lot about gelert boots!

    Cheers,

    Jake
     
  11. Rob

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    I think they were pushing the "oh my god, what do i get the nephew/husband for christmas at the last minute" angle. You got to love stocking fillers (especially the ones that you spill all over your carpet when you open them) :lol:
     

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