Hand forged fire striker.
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Hand forged fire striker made from mild steel and high carbon tool steel У10А . High carbon tool steel У10А similar 1095 steel. All parts of fire striker are joined together by soldering. On one side of fire striker mark of blacksmith. Working part of fire striker water quenched without tempering. Surface oxidized and lubricated with mixture of beeswax and linseed oil. All dimensions shown on photograph.
Fire striker schematically represents beliefs of shamans about universe. Striking part - Lower World. Middle part with hole - Middle World ( world of people). Shamanic jingle cones - Upper World. Hole is a door through which shaman enters to other worlds.