IS THIS THE BEST …
THE FINEST …
THE MOST INCOMPARABLE
FIRE LIGHTING TINDER …
ON THE MARKET TODAY?
THIS IS, TRULY …. BRAND NEW!
IT IS …
NATURAL “AMADOU” TINDER
(Horses Hoof Fungus)
· Catches even the vaguest/smallest of sparks!
· Amazingly hot ember!
· Works exceptionally well with flint or steel!
· Works exceptionally well in Fire Pistons!
· Almost impossible not to catch a spark!
IT’S BRAND NEW!
AND YOU CAN BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO USE IT!
This sale is for a 10 gram bag of Amadou Tinder.
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AMAZING NATURAL TINDER.
You will find many internet Bushcraft Blogs talks about it.
You will find everyone wants to know where to get it.
You will find most Bushcraft enthusiasts would prefer to use it.
SO WHAT IS IT THEY ALL WANT?
(Horse’s Hoof Fungus – ‘Fomes formentarius’)
Thank you for coming to this page to learn more about this incredible and excellent fire-lighting tinder.
WHAT IS AMADOU? Amadou is made from the Horse’s Hoof Fungus. This has a fine, velvety layer resembling suede leather. This suede-like trama layer is sandwiched between a tough outer, nut-like layer called the Cuticle, and the actual fungus is found on dead trees such as the Birch and Beech.
It resembles a horse’s hoof – hence its common name.
AMADOU was used by our ancient ancestors because it makes excellent tinder that will catch a spark incredibly well. It was initially prepared by scraping, with the sharp edge of a piece of flint, to produce a mound of downy fluff. This was then used to catch a spark from flint and iron pyrite.
Since the ember that is made from smoldering Amadou is so VERY HOT, it makes an outstanding and excellent basis for primitive fire making. It has been used for fire-making for thousands of years, and it would have been found in virtually every tinder box because of its great reliability, and its natural and sustainable way of turning even the smallest of sparks, from tradition flint and steel, into a virtually guaranteed hot ember.
IF YOU TRY, WITH A MODERN PYROPHORIC SPARKING ROD, YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT NOT TO – INSTANTLY – CATCH A SPARK.
Once your Amadou tinder has caught a spark it will begin to smoke and then, quickly, turn into an unbelievable hot ember. This newly formed ember is almost impossible to extinguish since it burns so – as I have just said – INCREDIBLY HOT. Any wind or breeze that blows on it will cause it to get even hotter!
Once the ember has become established to your satisfaction it can be placed in a Tinder Bundle – and then, easily, blown into a flame.
AMADOU – AND QUALITY.
AMADOU – of any quality – is very difficult to come by unless, of course, you make it yourself. And anyone who had attempted, successfully, to make it themselves will quickly vouch for the fact that it is most difficult to go through the process. At its simplest, it involves quite a lot of effort, and to garner a supply of Amadou of good quality is a real blessing.
THE AMADOU THAT WE HAVE IS OF THE VERY BEST QUALITY – AND IS THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN, AND USED, IN MANY YEARS.
We have a very limited supply of this, the very best grade AMADOU, IN STOCK. Sadly, and truthfully, we will not be able to replace it – easily – once the current stock has gone. “When it’s gone … it’s gone!”
Each piece of this, exceptional quality Amadou, is very light and incredibly soft. It has the feel of the best quality suede or buckskin leather. It would be exceptionally difficult to make, in anything but the smallest amounts, to anywhere near this quality – even by the most ardent bush-craft expert! OUR AMADOU IS GUARANTEED!
Over the years we, at SHARK DESIGNS have made a lot of very good Amadou – but never enough to justify selling it as anything other than a ‘One-off Sale’. Without a doubt we never, previously, had any Amadou that even comes close to this quality.
10 GRAMS BAG WEIGHT.
Please do not be deceived by the “10 grams bag weight”. AMADOU is very, very light, and bulky, so there is a lot of AMADOU in this, apparently, low weight bag. Certainly, there is enough to make many, many, many fires!
USING AMADOU WITH FLINT AND STEEL.
This AMADOU is, by far, the most superior, natural tinder that is on the market today. It is demonstrably superior at catching sparks to the traditional Flint and Steel and, when used with the ingenious Fire Piston will, reliably, spontaneously combust each and every time.
The best way to use this excellent, top quality AMADOU with flint and steel is to pull off a small piece of the material, say about the size of your thumb nail. And then place the newly exposed fluffy edge near to a sharp edge, about 1 o 2 mm, on a piece of flint, (chert, quartz or other hard, glossy type rock).
Flint is easily found in the UK and can be broken to expose a nice, clean and sharp edge that is suitable for this method of fire lighting. The shard of flint should be large enough to, comfortably, hold between your thumb and index finger without being knocked out when it is struck by the steel. It is surprising just how small a piece of flint you can get away with.
Holding the steel in your right hand, try to shave off the tiniest piece of flint with the steel. (Actually, it is the steel that is being shaved off by the harder flint!) If done with a fast, but controlled strike, you will see a number of steel shavings being cast off the edge of the flint as red-hot sparks. It takes just one of these red-hot sparks to land in the right place and your Amadou will, instantly, begin to smoke.
THE FIRE PISTON.
This ingenious fire lighting method works on the same principle as the Diesel engine. When air is rapidly compressed it heats up to such an extent that any flammable materials within the compression zone will, instantly, combust.
The best way to use Amadou in a Fire Piston is to tear off a tiny piece that can be pushed fairly tightly inside the small cavity at the end of the piston rod. Using a small prodder – a stick similar to a match stick with a pointed end, or even the end of small penknife – you will have much more control of the amount of Amadou that is pressed into the small cavity. Since the Amadou is so very soft and, therefore, easily pushed into the cavity at the end of the piston rod, it will stay in place when the piston rod is banged home more readily than any other types of tinder.
Always make sure that you leave a small, fluffy bit of Amadou protruding from the end of the rod – about the size of a small pencil lead tip.
ADVANTAGES OF AMADOU Vs CHARCLOTH.
There are several advantages that Amadou has over char-cloth: it will not disintegrate if it is handled roughly unlike char-cloth which is very fragile and needs to be handled very carefully; it is, also, very pleasant to the touch, and clean, and will not leave your fingers with black carbon deposits over them.
It does not matter if Amadou accidentally gets wet because it can be, very easily, dried out without it losing its spark-catching effectiveness …. Whereas char-cloth will easily turn into a black blob of messy carbon mud that is totally unsuitable for anything but throwing on the fire (but you don’t have a fire!!).
Here is what other customers have said.
"Brilliant product. Recommended."
"Wow 10 grams really is a lot. Thanks."
"Good eBbayer, item as described."
"FANTASTIC, I brought this to compare it to chard cloth. NO comparison! THANK YOU."
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Please Note: This sale is for the Amadou ONLY and does not include the Light My Fire - Firesteel or the Fire Piston.
Sizes and shapes of Amadou will vary
Sizes and shapes of Amadou pieces will vary.
Please Note: This sale is for the Amadou (10 grams) ONLY and does not include the Light My Fire - Firesteel or the Fire Piston.