NEW IMPROVED DESIGN Tinder tubes have been used for centuries as a fire starting tool. To use, simply ignite the charred end of the cord with flint and steel striker, then use as you would char cloth to start a fire or light a pipe. To extinguish simply pull cord back into tube. This item uses an all cotton cord critical for ease of starting your char. Made in the USA by October Country, a manufacturer of muzzleloading supplies.