Hardwood Firesteels (finally)

I’ve been working on these for a while, and finally have them (almost) ready. Hey, they only took three months to get. Not bad! They are not in stock yet, but should be late next week. I’m having him make these up in several wood species, so just let me know if you want one in anything else.

Here they are in the store.

Going Gear hardwood firesteel

Here’s the product description:

I have received several request for some firesteels with handles and these are the answer to that. I wanted to use exotic hardwoods, but still offer them at a decent price. I thought turned handles would be a good compromise, so I went off on a search for someone that can do quality work and still help me keep the price low. Luckily my dad is a professional wood turner. I worked with him to refine the design several times over and settled on this one as the most comfortable to hold in the hand. Since these are handmade one at a time, they will very slightly differ from handle to handle, but the overall size and design will be the same.

The firesteels are 3/8″ x 4″ firesteels (“Army” size) and the handle on this one is made from bocote wood, with an aluminum lanyard hole. The firesteel is epoxied into the handle and the wood is sealed and coated (not stained, color is natural) to help keep moisture out. A striker is not included, but anything with a sharp edge, like the squared of spine of a knife, a hacksaw blade, or a Swiss Army Knife file will work great.

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