[One of] Four Fire-steels (lengths 5 to 3 3/8 ins)

[One of] Four Fire-steels (lengths 5 to 3 3/8 ins) of identical type; wedge-shaped; round at broad (top) end, pointed at bottom; broad end pierced, the hole being of size and shape to receive the third and fourth fingers when the steel is grasped in the palm of the hand; one bears traces of slight decoration in form of ring-and-dot marking and other simple designs, lightly stamped in; said to be used locally, both as steels and as goads, and known by a name equivalent to "donkey-pricker". Hungary.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/362
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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