A Viking’s Tinder Pouch

How did the Vikings make fire? It is a subject that I have written about on this blog before, and I do believe fire making was the most essential skill for any Norseman or -woman. It is essential not only to keep warm, obviously, but also as a tool for many crafts and for making food safe to eat.

Here’s a brief demonstration of how a Viking’s tinder pouch might have looked like, and how they made fire using flint and steel: