Two antique Omani steel fire-strikers

Antique Omani steel fire-striker
  • Description

 

Common fires-strikers. Fire is drawn by striking it against a flint (when striker made of iron / steel)

 The slide show photos contain two examples of iron  fire-strikers.

 

Antique Omani fristriker

 

 

Arab names: Malbaq / Mudrabah

Period: 1800-1880

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

References:
  1. Robert Elgood. The Arms and armour of Arabia page 46-48.
  2. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 page 456 illustration. 122