Fireplow Set

a thin stick and a split half of a thicker stick.

Category:
tool
Description:

The Fireplow set is a split-open stick, such as the stalk of a sotol flower, and a second thinner stick. The thin stick is moved back and forth in the channel of the pith of the thicker one.

Bio:

Fireplows were used in the American Southwest and South. This is a different “lineage” of technology from the pyrite/flint percussion spark system. In a friction firestarter, two pieces of wood are rubbed together to produce an ember.

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Fireplow Set

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