Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Ancient Tibetan Fire Starter
Used by Tibetan Monks as a single use fire starting device, created specifically for use in conditions where traditional fire starting methods were not possible.
Later a group of alchemists modified the device, with the aid of a Shaman known only as Nyima, to emit small projectiles of flame repeatedly. It is believed to predate the earliest known firearm, approximately 1288AD, by at least 400 years.
Currently there are only a handful Tibetan Fire Starters in existence and fewer still are the individuals who know how to properly use them.
*This is a minor prop from the movie Grayson & Gortch.