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Medieval iron firesteel

Medieval iron firesteel



Medieval iron firesteel

Period: 15th century

Iron flint (vuurslag or tinder strike), made of forged iron.
Intact and in perfect condition.

Length: 7,8 cm

Article code: MA 07078

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In Medieval times, a fire was lit by striking flint and steel. A fire striker (also called fire steel) creates a spark by striking the steel down across the edge of a flint or quartz rock being held near highly flammable material so the sparks can be nurtured into a flame.
Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy adopted the Flint and Steel (Briquet) as a personal symbol. In 1430, he founded the Order of the Golden Fleece (Gulden Vlies or Toison d'or). The Chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece is made of interlocking firesteels in the shape of the letter B (for Burgundy), linked by flints.

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