[One of] Three Fire-steels (lengths 4 1/2 to 3 3/8

[One of] Three Fire-steels (lengths 4 1/2 to 3 3/8 ins), of similar type to foregoing, [nos 467-468] but piercing ornamental only (not rectangular); one has at top the grotesque head of a beast, facing backwards, its crest forming the screwing-spike. [NB: One of 14 examples (nos. 467 to 480) of varying shapes, all having on their back a thick blunt spike serving to screw a flint firmly in the hammer of a flint-lock gun, and all having also a screw-driver at the bottom. They are clearly intended to be carried on the person, either in the pocket or suspended from the belt, for use in the field. All are from the Near East - four from Turkey, three from Albania, one from Smyrna, and the others from adjacent countries.]

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/469
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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