The story of Stikkan started in the early 1980s. The inventor Tormod Lie, who was a successful international travelling engineer, came home and his wife complained that it had been difficult to get their stove going.
When the inventor Tormod Lie, who was a successful engineer, travelling internationally, came home his wife complained it had been difficult to get their stove going. The winters can be very cold in the Norwegian mountains and the good engineer spent a lot of time-solving the problem of how to make kindling easy and safe without using a dangerous axe.
In 1982 he was rewarded with design patent by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) for Stikkan.
Stikkan Products are now manufactured in Forshaga, Sweden and are successfully sold in 20 countries, for example, New Zealand, North America, Russia and Europe.