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

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Alamo

Member
May 4, 2009
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Lancashire
Hi John,

I realise its been a while since you last posted anything regarding these, but I was wondering if you had any left please?

If so, could you please PM payment details as I'd like one if possible?

Thanks.

Alan
 

Alamo

Member
May 4, 2009
30
0
Lancashire
Hi John,

2 sets arrived in the post today. :)
All I need now is to get my 9 year old grandson to teach me how to use them.

Many thanks

Alan
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Always in stock :)
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

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)
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Always in stock :)
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
Dragons Breath.jpg


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)Dragons Breath.jpg
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Always in stock :) I will have some at the Moot :)
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Always in stock :)
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 £12 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)View attachment 30948
 
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John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Order now to avoid Xmas disappointment!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 £12 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)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Order now to avoid Xmas disappointment! Not many posting days until Xmas!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 £12 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)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Wondering what to spend you Xmas prezzie money on? Look no further!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 £12 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)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Wondering what to spend you Xmas prezzie money on? Look no further!
Now on black leather pouches to hide the charcloth dust!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 £12 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)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Ideal for lighting the Yule log fire -
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Something to spend your Christmas money on?
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Spring is here! Time to think about gear for the season ahead!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Summer is here! Time to think about gear for the season ahead!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,789
1,262
62
Pembrokeshire
Xmas is coming! Time to think about gear for the season ahead!
"Dragons' Breath" (as you all have started calling them) Kits
Basic Flint and Steel Fire Starter Kits

Typical set - sizes and shapes vary .
View attachment 30948


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 and pieces of Charcloth all contained in one of my size 1 pouches (colours vary) all for the new price of only £12 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! (Sorry - No Birch Polypore in current batches)

New stock just made!
Only £12 inc P&P (UK only posting overseas makes the price too high)View attachment 30948