This decorative flint striker, engraved in a bilaterally symmetrical design of the Baroque style, was hand crafted by Shane using original, 18th Century Wrought Iron. The engraved decoration was free hand drawn and chased with hammer and chisel, and then the background was lightly stippled to add contrast. The heat treating on the iron was done using all traditional 18th Century techniques to ensure a proper level of carbon in the iron. The striker has been paired with a beautifully made brain tan and quillwork pouch made by Bill Wright.
Copy and photos supplied by Shane Emig.