Antique flintlock tinder lighter
By John Fuhring What, no video??? No, you are going to have to read and think. I hope you find this essay interesting and enjoyable. This essay is presented to you free of charge and without any annoying commercials. It seems that these flint lighters were pretty common in the 18th Century. Many originals are still around and this one of mine is a "spitting image" of an original made by Henry Nock back then.
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Antiques Atlas - Flintlock Tinder Lighter
The bottom of the little projection was filed down a little to allow the edge of the flint to be lower. I rounded off the sharp wooden edges and "antiqued" the wood a bit and now my lighter even more closely resembles an original 18th Century lighter and works as well as they did. By the way, I've noticed that nearly all original lighters had the sides of the lock engraved with fancy designs and sometimes with the makers name.
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