Tibetan Flint Striker

c. 1850
$380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 2.5" D: 1.5" H: 3.0"
Materials
Silver
Steel
Leather
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMKH038
Estimated Shipping
$20

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 silver plated elements.

Striker has minor repairs to wear to leather.

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