Iron plate (strike-a-light)

Description
A straight flat length of iron for striking a piece of flint in order to make sparks or ignite kindling. Two handle lengths protrude from the rear which terminate in curves. This piece of equipment is associated with a tinder box to help make fire.
length = 75mm x width = 29mm
John Carter collection
Accession Loan No.
94/1998/34
Collection Class
Smoking and narcotics
Common Name
iron plate (strike-a-light)
Simple Name
strike-a-light
Full Name
iron plate (strike-a-light)
Dimensions
whole length 75 mm; whole W 29 mm
Production Year High
1970s
Production Country
Oman
Production Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
iron
Function Detail
said to be part of equipment for use with the matchlock; an iron for striking a spark from a flint - more relevant to tinderbox equipment
Collection Continent
Asia

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