Item #: 10-3506F -- An Outstanding 18th or 19th C. Tibetan / Chinese Mecha Steel and Flint Fire Starter -- $1250.00
An outstanding 18th or 19th C. Tibetan / Chinese mecha steel and flint fire starter with patterned ox hide purse with flints and heavy steel base. The decorative embellishments include silvered and pierced metal borders, hardware and rondels and handsome cordage with turned antler hanging toggle. The cord finding is green dyed ivory or bone. This item is a true work of art in excellent period used condition with one of the ivory fingings displaying a small loss. The leather with minor use cracks but fully functional and stable. A great find from an old local collection of Oriental art. Steel is 13.4 cm. L.