A fire-saw is a firelighting tool. It is typically an object "sawed" against a piece of wood, using friction to create an ember. It is divided into two components: a "saw" and a "hearth" (fireboard).
Two forms of the fire-saw have been documented in central and western Australia. One model is a split, notched stick as a hearth, and a knife-like hardwood stick as the saw. The other model makes use of the woomera weapon and defensive shield that natives carried.
- "Fire Thong". Primitiveways.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- "Firem'n Chit Course - Leaders Training Youth - Scout Resources". InsaneScouter. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- "FIRE-MAKING IN AUSTRALIA* - DAVIDSON - 2009 - American Anthropologist - Wiley Online Library". Onlinelibrary.wiley.com. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- Mark (2009-06-20). "Nehawka Primitive Skills: Bamboo Fire Saw". Nehawkaprimitiveskills.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- "Fire Making". Jewishnaturecenter.org. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
|40x30px||This tool article is a stub. You can help Infogalactic by expanding it.|