This is a fine, heavy duty tin for making, use and storage for tinder, char, flint, steel and other firemaking supplies. It has an internal airtight lid with a vent hole for using the tin to make char cloth and other charred materials for firemaking, it also has an external lid that helps protect against moisture. There is a small area between these two lids where fragile items can be stored, such as a burning lens (magnifying lens etc). External dimensions are 4 3/4" tall and 2 3/4" diameter. There is plenty of room in this tin for flint, steel, burning lens, charred material, ferro rod, candle, tinder, matches, lighter and other firemaking items and materials. This is the most versatile and secure tin I have found for use as a fire tin.
Not able to say enough good things about this piece of kit.
I have used this tin for a number of fires charring cloth. When I first received it the tin had a nice flat black finish that being said after my first charring the black immediately burned off and I was left with a beautiful patina.
It's small but holds a lot of kit in it. I am able to put my char cloth wrapped in a piece of cotton cloth along with some waxed cotton wafers with a birds nest made from jute twine along with about 10 feet of jute twine spalled up. The last thing to go in is my flint and steel. All of that in this little tin.
I really like the double top closure. The first has a hole in it this is used for charring material. The second is a slip over cover, the nice thing about this is one could put a small magnifying glass.
May 6, 2017 by beneniah
Product is exactly what I have been looking for. Shipped guick. Quality is good. Extremely happy.
I live in a very rural area so I only make it into town twice a week to mail packages which is normally Mondays and Fridays
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