Tibetan Flint Striker

Tibetan Flint Striker

$595.00Price

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.

 

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)

Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)

Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)