Before matches were introduced in 1830, a fire would have been started with flint and steel. This unit would have contained flint, steel, charcloth, tinder(strips of cloth), a candle stub and a dome shaped extinguisher. The flint, steel, cloth, and candle stub are not included. This is a great item for living history reenactors! Although it is shown in natural tin, it is available in your choice of finishes. It measures 5.5"w x 3.25"h.
Available finishes include: The Antique finish simulates aged tinware. It is hand rubbed to highlight the patina and coated with a metal paste wax to give the metal a soft sheen. An occasional dusting with a soft cloth is all that is needed.
The Rust finish is actually a painting technique. Each piece is primed and painted to give the feel of real rust. It has the appearance of rust without the devastating effects. Please clean with a soft dry cloth.
My Natural tin finish is the look of shiny tinware when new. Each item is washed and hand polished. Over the years, the tinware will develop a rich patina. Clean with a soft dry cloth.
Please let me know your preferred finish.
Thank you, The Village Tinner
Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts