Oral tradition attributes the development of the torch to the Swedish military during the Thirty Years’ War; using a saw or hacksaw or an axe, the Swedes are said to have made burning and glowing logs to warm their soldiers. This method of providing heat meant that their troops did not have to carry their own firewood with them but were able to get supplies on site, as the freshly cut, green wood can burn due to the chimney effect.
At Sirhowy Hill Woodlands, our Swedish torches are made by hand from naturally sourced wood from the heart of our Woodlands, using sustainable trees. All proceeds from the sale of our Swedish torches will go towards future woodland projects.
Can be used for:
- Boiling stoves/kettles
- Warmth and ambience
Collection only or delivery by arrangement (please contact us).