tinder pouch (percussion); fire-steel (strike-a-light); strike-a-light

Tinder pouch and stone, used for making fire. The pouch (or 'mechag') is made of leather, and is held by two brass rings and a double looped handle. The purse is almost completely covered front and back with decorated brass plates, beneath which is a layer of red textile. The pouch is held closed by an iron catch on the inside. At the bottom of the pouch is attached a steel plate, used as a fire-steel. A clear gemstone accompanies the pouch, used as a strike-a-light.

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