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.
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
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.
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 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
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.