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Yes, using free kindling sticks makes sense. But what if you don't have any and need to buy them? Then you would need to purchase both kindling and firelighters. How do you usually ignite kindling sticks?

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I presume from your post here and other similar style posts you are trying to judge the commercial viability of supplying such products from Eastern Europe.

Nothing wrong with that, just trying to judge what the point of your posts are.

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Yes, we supply both and it's quite successful. It's just very interesting to me why people buy a lot of kindling when they can use only firelighters :)

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My wife uses these firelighters to get the kindling going as she’s not very good at lighting the fire when I’m not there. I just use scrunched up newspaper under my free, bone dry kindling

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I am getting a kick out of refurbing some old vintage English axes to make my own kindling for my own use. The history of the English tool manufacturing is interesting as most of it ended up as Spear and Jackson. It all started with my grandfathers Riley and Sons axe that is probably 100 years +.

 

S & J Family Tree.pdf

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1 hour ago, spudulike said:

I am getting a kick out of refurbing some old vintage English axes to make my own kindling for my own use. The history of the English tool manufacturing is interesting as most of it ended up as Spear and Jackson. It all started with my grandfathers Riley and Sons axe that is probably 100 years +.

 

S & J Family Tree.pdf 458.43 kB · 3 downloads

I'd be interested to see some pictures of that, if you ever fancy posting some pictures up.

 

Good family tree. I think Bulldog subsumed a lot of the old smaller old manufacturers too.

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I use old pine floorboards for kindling, from when I replaced some flooring upstairs. It's bone dry so burns like stink, but also straight and tight grained so splits down lovely. When that runs out I'll probably resort to splitting down dry softwood logs.

 

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4 hours ago, rapalaman said:


I just use scrunched up newspaper under my free, bone dry kindling

 


Nice.  I never buy newspapers, so I use the money I have saved to buy old-skool Zip firelighters which I set fire to under my free bone dry kindling.

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I have a box wedge on my log splitter, you wouldn't believe how much kindling I have.

Sometimes I can go for 3 days purely burning kindling to heat the house.

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Sometimes I use bark from birch logs, which is very archaic. But if I need to ignite quickly, wood wool firelighters are a very good choice.

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6 hours ago, Peasgood said:

I have a box wedge on my log splitter, you wouldn't believe how much kindling I have.

Sometimes I can go for 3 days purely burning kindling to heat the house.

Living in a village can be advantageous, but if you're in the city and don't have a wood splitter, you have no choice but to purchase kindling and firelighters.

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17 hours ago, Woodbioma said:

Yes, we supply both and it's quite successful. It's just very interesting to me why people buy a lot of kindling when they can use only firelighters :)

COST

 

simple as that

 

PLUS all that extra wax type product its coated in.

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Shame Spear & jackson or any other UK company doesn't make useful  quality hand agri or forestry tools anymore.

 

Where as Sneeboer Dutch and SHW & baack from Germany Falci Italy still do etc.

 

 

I was looking for a new fork handle for a monster of an  old fork and couldn't find anywhere in UK selling the appropiate ash style D handle, the original had one like  the pic below:

 

Baack Spaten Holsteiner Ruffle Hand Forged with D-Handle and Step - 10186

 

 

Unlike pic the metal  strapping went all the way up to the top handle so  was flat nor curved right at the top where it was riveted onto the bottom of the D handle.

 

 

Baack in germany still sell the same style

 

 

WWW.BAACKSPATEN.DE

BAACK SPATEN forge since 1878. The main page with informations about the manufacting process and products.

 

 

 

Kindling axes, I find not many smaller hatchet axes have the ideal  head profile most hatchets are too narrow cheeked  a profile like a felling axes rather than the more obtuse angle splitting axes or mauls.

 

 

Ochsenkopf do one with a wider splitting head profile rebaged as stihl ive got & is & its very effective.

 

WWW.EBAY.CO.UK

<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0; margin-bottom:0;">Stihl (Ochsenkopf) 1250g head Hatchet/ Axe, Made in Germany by...

 

 

 

 

Roughneck also do one  but is looks extremely broad maybe to much....

 

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22 hours ago, sime42 said:

I'd be interested to see some pictures of that, if you ever fancy posting some pictures up.

 

Good family tree. I think Bulldog subsumed a lot of the old smaller old manufacturers too.

Just started a new thread on Antique Axes etc....fill your boots!!

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