This is a Copper Slow Match for fire lighting approximately 55mm long - The 2 tapers included are approx. 94cm in length (37")
These cotton rope tapers have been treated so they smoulder rather than produce flames. This is not a toy and is not intended for children. Adult supervision is highly recommended for children and expert advice for the bigger kids! Handmade items may vary slightly in style or colour.
These slow match holders have been handmade from copper pipe and flared at both ends. The flaring process does mark the surface, with scratches and gouges, as shown in the pictures, some may also stamped with writing from the pipe manufacturers. The holders are machine polished and gives a vintage like distressed look to them.
Similar to a conventional lighter a spark ignites the tinder wick; however it smoulders rather than flames. You may find the first light a little tricky but subsequent lightings will be easier. A good thing to do is to keep the ashes on the cord so that the next fire will be very much easier to light. The rope has been treated so it will smoulder. The picture above shows the glow it produces in a wind.
Please ensure you have fully extinguished it before putting it away as it can take some putting out, it can be as easy as stubbing out a cigarette, but beware.