Flint and old link to make fire

  • Brand: Marruecos
  • Product Code: UP429
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 55.00€

Percussion fire production.

A link, spark or tinderbox is a piece of iron with a high carbon content or steel alloy from which sparks are caused to fly by striking it against a flint stone or similar rock.

In primitive times a percussion link was used to start a fire. Before the discovery of steel, different varieties of pyrite or marcasite were used, along with flint and other stones, to produce high-temperature sparks by striking or friction that were used to start a fire.

From the Iron Age until the invention of friction matches, the usual way to start a fire was to strike a piece of steel against a piece of flint.

Measures: 6 cm x 3,9 cm

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