Tibetan Flint Striker

c. 1850
$680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 3.0" D: 1.75" H: 4.5"
Materials
Leather
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMKH034
Estimated Shipping
$25

In 19th-century Tibet, many men carried a fire striker to help ensure survival in the often-harsh climate of the Tibetan Plateau. Known as mechag, such strikers would hang from one's belt and doubled as a small pouch for flint and tinder. This antique Tibetan flint striker features a flared steel striking plate and a simple leather pouch reinforced with gold and silver plated elements. Elevated by a custom steel mount, this small striker lives on as a sculptural object with storied history.

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