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5m Hank of Hand Made Matchcord suitable for Reenactment and Black Powder Shooting

£10.99 £9.99

We make our match to an authentic recipe (using modern chemicals! No wee required!) We use a mix of saltpetre (Potassium Nitrate) and rainwater, before flat drying the match.

The cord is 100% jute 6mm (roughly 1/4 inch) 3 strand cord (not machine braded sash cord).

Each batch is tested to ensure that we get a consistent burn rate.

Description

This 5m (just over 16 foot 4 inches) hank is made using 100% jute 6mm (roughly 1/4 inch) 3 strand cord (not machine braded sash cord).

We make our match to an authentic recipe (using modern chemicals! No wee required!) We use a mix of saltpetre (Potassium Nitrate) and rainwater, before flat drying the match.

Matchcord

This match is suited for use with a matchlock musket or gunners linstock and we aim to get a burn rate of  25 to 30 cm (roughly 10-12 inches) an hour. Each batch is tested to ensure that we get a consistent burn rate.

How the Flint and Powder Coy make match

After cutting to length we seal the ends using beeswax, this prevents it from unravelling while soaking, we recommend trimming this off or just not using that end.

We hand make (by hand by us in the UK) ours using Potassium Nitrate (KNO3), we get a more even burn by pre-soaking the cord in rain water for 24 hours. We then immerse the cord for another 24 hours in the KNO3 solution before fully flat drying. It’s not a slow process! When finished, we store the finished match in dry conditions ready for use.

We use this ourselves in 17th century re-enactments in the UK, mainly with the Sealed Knot. We know what you need, so this is highly reliable and produced by re-enactors for re-enactors.

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg

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