ESEE Fire Steel 1095 Carbon Steel RAT Tin Container Bow Drill Socket Made In USA
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Open Box Return. Includes ESEE Tin. Fire Steel Has Surface Rust On The Back From Moisture Exposure.
The ESEE Knives Fire Steel is built from 1095 Carbon Steel and
heat treated to be used as a fire making tool for use with true flint and
charred material. The edges of the Fire Steel also work as a Ferrocerium
(Ferro) rod striker, and the center divot is designed to be used as a bow drill
socket. The Fire Steel comes packaged in a hinged-lid tin that can be used to
make char cloth or other charred materials.
USING THE FIRE STEEL FOR TRUE FLINT AND STEEL: Break a piece
of natural flint or chert rock until you have a sharp edge. Hold a piece of
char cloth on top of the flint’s sharp edge using your thumb and index finger.
With the other hand, hold the Fire Steel with your thumb in the divot hole so
one of the long Fire Steel edges is facing outward. Strike the flat face of the
long edge in a downward motion along the sharp edge of the flint. This should
be a smooth glancing stroke that lightly touches the edge of your flint as you
strike. If you abruptly slam the steel into the flint it will break and dull
the edge of your flint. Done properly, the sharp edge of the flint will shave a
microscopic piece of the hardened steel away from the Fire Steel. During this
process, this small piece of steel turns into a molten spark that will fly
upwards as your Fire Steel travels downward. Keep striking until one of those
sparks lands on the charred material and begins to glow (this is known as
“catching a spark”). After you catch the spark, lightly blow on it until it
expands in size, then place it in the center of your tinder bundle. Gently wrap
the tinder bundle around this coal and blow on it until it bursts into flame.
USING THE METAL CONTAINER (TIN): The tin can be used to make
char cloth, or to char other natural materials. Properly charred material will
readily catch a spark from true flint and steel, as well as a Ferro rod.
Charred materials can be carried in your kit to provide an easy way to start
fires using both primitive and modern methods. It should be noted that if you
plan on using charred material to catch a spark from true flint and steel, the
char should be stored and/or carried in a waterproof container so it doesn’t
absorb humidity and moisture.
USING THE FIRE STEEL AS A FERROCERIUM ROD STRIKER: Hold the
Ferro rod in one hand and rake the edge of the steel down the Ferro rod. It
will cause a shower of sparks from the Ferro rod. There are several different
methods of using the Ferro rod, so find what works best for you. One way is to
firmly plant your hand holding the Fire Steel on the ground over your tinder
bundle, then quickly pull the Ferro rod upwards (away from the tinder bundle)
raking it along the steel’s edge. When done correctly the sparks will fall into
USING THE FIRE STEEL AS A BOW DRILL SOCKET: Hold the Fire
Steel with the divot side down. Insert the top of the bow drill spindle into
the divot. While bow drilling the Fire Steel tends to heat up, so you may have
to “cup” the steel using the tips of your fingers and the bottom of your palm.
You can also add insulation between your palm and the Fire Steel using green
leaves, a small green stick, a piece of your shirt, a glove, or other
- Size: 1.5″ x 3.25″ x .188″ thick
- 1095 Carbon Steel
- Made in the U.S.A.