‘Pimp’ is the traditional Sussex term for a bundle of 25 bundles of kindling sticks, each of which is 10” in circumference and 10” long.
Made of Birch twigs, which have a high natural oil content and therefore ignite easily, mixed with larger kindling sticks of Birch and Hazel, the wood is collected in December and then dried under canvas for a year before being bundled together and tied with tarred string.
The oil within the Birch produces a wonderfully sweet and fragrant smell when burning. The derivation of the term ‘pimp’ is unclear but may derive from ‘pimple,’ meaning small, in the context of it being the smaller relation of the ‘faggot’ - a bundle of larger fire lighting sticks 24” in circumference and 36” long
25 bundle Pimps are available for sale at £65 each including p & p to UK mainland.
Please ring or email if you would like to place an order.
From time to time I make single board bread / kitchen boards from unusual pieces of timber or ‘offcuts’ of the larger boards used in furniture and cabin projects.
Please ring or email for current availability of these.