Oil lamps Warning
The lamp must be kept out of the reach of children when it is ready for operation, burning and extinguished. In the past, several deaths and serious lung injuries have been recorded nationwide in children who have drunk lamp oil or sucked on the wicks. Synthetic lamp oils, which are commercially available, cause severe to fatal poisoning of the lungs when inhaled, which can easily happen if swallowed or spat out, even in the smallest quantities. As there is no possibility to produce a child safety lock according to DIN 14059 for historical lamps, we would like to point out to our customers that they have to be supervised. The following oils have been tested and found suitable: sunflower oil, olive oil, nut oil and rapeseed oil.
Lighting a Fire like the Romans
Making fire is not an easy Task - especially without modern appliances like lighters and matches. People of the olden days had to help themselves with other means. One of those tools used for fire making was the so called 'fire striker'. A toll still used today. Mostly by outdoor's men and survivalist experts, as well as army soldiers.
The principle of a fire striker is rather simple. Through scratching the iron made striker with a scratcher also made from a metal, one is able to produce sparks. Those sparks can be used to light up a piece of tinder or some hay as basis for a later fire. Depending on how skilled you are with the fire striker this process can take from a few seconds up to half an hour or more.
If you are an outdoor's man yourself or want to cosplay a legionnaire then you cannot pass on this offer! This handmade and 100% authentic Roman fire striker is just the object for you to have if you fall into one of the aore mentioned categories.
But be warned!- it sure takes some getting used to before you are able to make a fire quickly. Fire Striker Facts and Data
- Length: 7 cm
- Weight: 80 grams
- Made from metal
- Modeled after real ancient Roman fire strikers
- Requires some skill to use!
- Can be used everywhere and in every weather condition
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