Hudson Bay Tobacco Box
The Hudson Bay Tobacco Box was copied from a museum original. It was a very popular trade item stocked by Hudson Bay Company, Northwest Company and many others during the fur trade era. It comes with a high quality 6 power magnifier to light pipes and camp fires, and has a friction fit lid and lens cover.
If you’d like to get this already loaded with a flint and steel kit, check out the Hudson Bay Tobacco Box Flint and Steel Kit.
Although it was originally intended to store pipe tobacco and offer a means of lighting a woodsman’s pipe, it likely quickly found favor on the frontier and trapline as a perfectly sized container for flint and steel fire kits.
It offers plenty of storage space for specialty tinder that is commonly used with traditional flint and steel fire making. Any of those same tinder resources could be easily lit with the lens on a sunny day, making this the perfect traditional fire kit container.
This piece of history still has the same favor among many woodsmen, bush crafters, and survivalists.
Is the Hudson Bay Tobacco Tin a good size for a Fire Kit?
Yes, it is commonly used as a fire kit.
What is the Hudson Bay Tobacco Box made of?
The tobacco tin is made of brass with a glass magnifying lens.
What is the strength of the lens?
The lens is a 6-power magnifying lens which works well for solar fire starting.