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S/4397 Antique 17th/18th Century Steel Striker

A 17th/18th century steel striker, for striking against a flint to obtain a spark for lighting a fire. To do this a tinder box was used, to house the striker and flint in a small end compartment called the fire box. These flints are often lost, so if you have a tinder box and no striker, here is an opportunity to obtain one to complete the item. This was discovered while excavating and is an interesting design, with a double hoop.

Sold 3 in. (8.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) High
English Circa 17th/18th Century