Colonial Striker





This design is “period correct” for the American colonies circa 1710-1780.¬† This striker is made of high carbon tool steel. It measures 3/16 inches thick, 3/8 inches wide and about 3 inches long. The steel has been heat hardened to throw hot sparks. The striker was nicknamed¬†“rat tail” by the Europeans because of the shape and form of the handle.

The absence of a bottom “curl” allows you to get the striker (and subsequently your sparks) closer to your char cloth making it easier to “catch a park” and start your fire.