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.
3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) Wide
1½ in. (4 cm.) High
English Circa 17th/18th Century